Slava Barodka, MD, was issued a US patent for a nasally inserted airway opening device for obstructive sleep apnea treatment.
Mela Bembea, MD, received The Human Proteome Project (HPP) Clinical Scientist Award for work on plasma brain injury biomarker discovery from the Human Proteome Organization.
Lauren Berkow, MD, was elected vice president of the Society of Airway Management.
Krishnan Chakravarthy, MD, PhD, was invited to give a talk at the 5th World Congress on Cell Science and Stem Cell Research, March 23–25, 2015, in Chicago. The title of his talk will be Selective abrogation of IL-12/IL-23 production provides novel therapeutic modality in combating lethal synergism of influenza and secondary pneumonia.
Branden Engorn, Sean Barnes, Alex Charnovich, Helen Harvey, Kristen Smith, and Meghan Bernier presented a workshop entitled "Advanced Pediatric Airway Management" at the Innovations in Pediatric Hospital Medicine Symposium on September 22, 2014, at The Lord Baltimore Hotel. The conference was organized by The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine CME Office.
Nick Flavahan, PhD, received an NIH R01 grant from the NICHD for his proposal titled "Impaired Endothelial Maturation and the Developmental Origin of Vascular Disease."
Steve Frank, MD, was elected to be a member of the ASA Committee on Blood Management.
Romer Geocadin, MD, was elected president of the Neurocritical Care Society (2014–2015).
Charles Hogue, MD, and Steve Frank, MD, each gave lectures at the recent International Congress on Cardiovascular Anesthesia sponsored by the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists and The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists in Florence, Italy, on 17 Sept 2014.