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Article ID: 701653

American Society of Anesthesiologists names Linda J. Mason, M.D., FASA, new president

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

SAN FRANCISCO – Linda J. Mason, M.D., FASA, director of pediatric anesthesiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center and professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics at Loma Linda University, California, was today named president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the nation’s largest organization of physician anesthesiologists. Dr. Mason assumed office at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting in San Francisco and will serve for one year.

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8-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702369

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Allows for Safe Disposal of Unused Medications

Northwestern Medicine

Northwestern Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago are coming together with the Drug Enforcement Administration to host collection sites for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27.

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17-Oct-2018 1:40 PM EDT
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Vast Leukemia Dataset Could Help Researchers Match Therapies to Patients

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Data on the molecular makeup and drug sensitivity of hundreds of patient samples could accelerate progress against the aggressive blood cancer acute myeloid leukemia.

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15-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702126

During a Flu Epidemic, Dispensing Flu Vaccines at Pharmacies Could Save Lives and Costs

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that in the event of a flu epidemic caused by a novel virus, using pharmacies to administer flu vaccines could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars.

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12-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702255

How Communication Among Cells Affects Development of Multicellular Tissue

Georgia Institute of Technology

Using a combination of computational modeling and experimental techniques, a research team has developed new information about how intercellular communication affects the differentiation of an embryonic stem cell colony over time.

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Article ID: 701609

Patient-controlled epidural anesthesia after C-section may reduce oral opioid use

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Women who deliver their babies via cesarean section (C-section) are less likely to need opioids to manage post-delivery pain if they receive ongoing epidural analgesia (pain relief) that they can control, suggests first-of-its kind research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting.

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UIC scholar selected as National Academy of Medicine fellow

University of Illinois at Chicago

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Dima Qato to serve as its 2018 Fellow in Pharmacy.

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15-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702188

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, the Paul A. Chandler Professor of Ophthalmology and Associate Director of the Ocular Genomics Institute at Harvard Medical School, and the Associate Chief for Clinical Research in Ophthalmology and Interim Glaucoma Service Director at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

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UC San Diego Health’s Lucila Ohno-Machado Elected to National Academy of Medicine

University of California San Diego Health

Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD, chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at UC San Diego Health, professor of medicine and associate dean for informatics and technology at the School of Medicine, and a founding faculty member of UC San Diego Halicioğlu Data Science Institute, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

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