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Anesthesia Residents Bring Home the Awards from the 2017 Midwestern Anesthesia Residency Conference (MARC).

MARC is an annual conference, sponsored by the Association of Midwest Academic Anesthesia Chairs (AMAAC). This year, Chicago welcomed 600 conference attendees, with representatives and residents from all 33 AMAAC institutions in attendance. Residents from each clinical-academic center participated in numerous research competitions during the conference.

Six of our residents presented six studies at this years’ Midwestern Anesthesia Resident’s Conference (MARC) and five studies were awarded prizes! This year’s tremendous success was as a result of the amazing effort put forth by our residents, Jill Belrose (PGY1), Sebastian Borowiec (PGY2), Matthew Chong (PGY3), Michael Chow (PGY4), TJ Leeper (PGY4), and Luke Jakobowski (PGY3), as well as the tireless efforts of our faculty advisors, Postgraduate Administration and Resident Research Team. 

On behalf of the entire department, we are thrilled to be able to congratulate all of this year’s winners for putting forth such a wonderful showcase of resident research. We would also like to thank all our faculty advisors and mentors, and Postgraduate Administration and Resident Research team –this success would not have been possible without you!

Thank-you:

In addition, special thanks to Drs. Kate Ower and Jon Brookes for their continued support of the residents and for acting as Judges at this year’s competition. And many thanks to Dr. Angela BuilesAguilar for providing excellent feedback and support during the presentation practice sessions.


Residents and Research Projects

Dr. Jill Belrose (PGY1): REGULATION BY FYN KINASE: A POTENTIAL TARGET IN NEUROPATHIC PAIN (Basic Science study)
Dr. Sebastian Borowiec (PGY2): A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF OSA SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRES IN PREGNANCY
Dr. Matt Chong (PGY3): PERINEURAL VERSUS INTRAVENOUS DEXAMETHASONE AS AN ADJUVANT FOR PERIPHERAL NERVE BLOCKS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS
Dr. Michael Chow (PGY4): EVALUATION OF VIDEO BASED ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING TOOL FOR INCOMING ANESTHESIA RESIDENTS: OUTCOMES AND SATISFACTION 
Dr. Luke Jakobowski (PGY4): THE VALUE OF ROUTINE  POST-OPERATIVE CHEST X-RAY AFTER CENTRAL LINE PLACEMENT: A RETROSPECTIVE  STUDY
Dr. Terrence Leeper - REGIONAL CHANGES IN BLOOD   FLOW AND ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION FOLLOWING BRACHIAL PLEXUS BLOCK.