Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jack Crawford, M.D., Ph.D., and resident Matthew Hull, M.D., whose abstract "Adrenal Insufficiency in Neonates after Surgery Involving Cardiopulmonary Bypass" has been selected for presentation at the Young Investigator Award Forum at the SPA/AAP meeting March 13–15 in Phoenix, Arizona. The work provides new insight into the incidence and causal relationship between bypass and adrenal insufficency in neonatal cardiac surgery. "Adrenal insufficiency is thought to result from the massive inflammatory response that neonates and infants endure after cardiac surgery," Crawford says, "and our work helps us understand the different anesthetic management these babies may require after cardio-pulmonary bypass." Dr. Crawford will present these findings at the SPA/AAP meeting, and Dr. Hull, CA-2 and a participant in the Resident Mentored Research Experience Track (RMRET), will present at the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Meeting, also in Phoenix.
Residency Program Director Dr. Susan Black reports that another successful interview season has come to a close. Running from October to late January, the season keeps our Education division busy with reviewing applications, scheduling interviews, conducting tours, and getting to know groups of potential UAB Anesthesiology residents from around the country.
A few interesting data points from this year's group:
Dr. Black and her team received a total of 828 applications.
They interviewed 143 candidates.
Of those candidates, 67 medical schools were represented.
Now it's time for the hard work: Medical students are completing their Rank Order Lists and residency programs are evaluating their candidates.
Next up: Match Day 2015! Mark your calendars for Friday, March 20, for the final selections.