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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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Orthopaedic Experts Show Teenage Girls How to Avoid Knee Injuries

Cedars-Sinai

ACL injuries have become more common over the decades, especially among female athletes, who are three-and-a-half times more likely than males to suffer from ACL tears. Teaching young women how to avoid knee injuries is a priority for Cedars-Sinai orthopaedist Natasha Trentacosta, MD. Earlier this month, at a football stadium in Torrance, CA, she led an an injury prevention session for female soccer players.

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Simple Test May Help Predict Long-Term Outcome After Stroke

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A simple test taken within a week of a stroke may help predict how well people will have recovered up to three years later, according to a study published in the October 17, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Revolutionary Noninvasive Therapy Shows Promise for Immunotherapy and Opening Blood-Brain Barrier to Enable Treatment of Neurological Disease and Cancer

Focused Ultrasound Foundation

A briefing featuring key data presented at the 6th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound. Researchers and clinicians will highlight breakthrough advances in the use of focused ultrasound in cancer immunotherapy and for opening the blood-brain barrier (BBB).

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West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Pioneers Promising New Alzheimer’s Therapy

West Virginia University

Investigators at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute performed the first procedure in the world of a phase II trial using focused ultrasound to treat a patient with early stage Alzheimer’s.

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A Guide to Finding Your Passion

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB transplant surgeon Jayme Locke recently shared six steps to building a dream career. To be a surgeon, you have to have confidence. “I tend to be grandiose in my thinking,” said Jayme Locke, M.D., MPH, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program and vice chair for Health Services Research in the Department of Surgery.

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The Declaration on Research Assessment Expands Reach with New International Advisory Group

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) announces the formation of an international advisory board to provide strategic guidance to the initiative and to further its vision of advancing practical and robust approaches to research assessment globally and across all disciplines.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Names Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, Regional President of the Northern Market

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health, the most comprehensive and truly integrated non-profit health care network in New Jersey, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, as regional president of the network’s Northern Market.

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