Robotic imaging system helps support heart and vascular surgical care at ESJH
A new, highly advanced robotic imaging system at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital enables doctors to work more effectively while performing minimally-invasive procedures to treat a broad range of heart and vascular conditions. "The 3D imaging provided by this new system, combined with the capabilities of a hybrid operating room, allows us to treat complex cases with minimally-invasive procedures that reduce risk to the patient and improve recovery times," says Michael Halkos, MD, chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Bradley Leshnower, Milad Sharifpour, and Kim Baio recognized by NIH for progress of COVID-19 therapeutics trial
Cardiothoracic surgeon Bradley Leshnower, MD, and anesthesiologist Milad Sharifpour, MD, MS, are participating in the international ACTIV-3: Therapeutics for Inpatients with COVID-19 (TICO) Phase 3 clinical trial as the Emory site's principal investigator and co-investigator, respectively. Kim Baio, RN, MSN, manages the trial's patient enrollment, clinical coordinator oversight, allocation of resources, regulatory and compliance adherence, and day-to-day operations. The team recently received a letter from Janet Woodcock, MD, director of Operation Warp Speed, and Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the NIH, congratulating them on their performance in the trial.
OMFS: Steven Roser and Gary Bouloux transitions
After leading the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for 16 years and growing and enhancing the program in the process, Steven Roser, DMD, MD, will transition to the role of program director of the OMFS residency, effective October 1, 2020. Gary Bouloux, DDS, MD, MDSc, will serve as interim chief of the division, and will be appointed to chief of OMFS at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
Randi Smith and colleagues receive Synergy Award
Randi Smith, MD, MPH, Dabney Evans, PhD, MPH, and Amy Zeidan, MD, have received a 2020 Synergy Research Award to investigate the impact of the pandemic on the incidence, injury type, and severity of trauma encountered at Grady Memorial Hospital, with a special interest in intimate partner violence.
Emory-produced COVID-19 Community & Healthcare Facility Checklists for low resource settings now available
A partnership of Emory residents, medical students, and the leadership of the Emory Global Perioperative Health Group has produced a COVID-19 Community & Healthcare Facility Checklists manual. The electronic document is available for free download, and is intended to serve as a needs assessment and organizational tool for low resource communities and healthcare facilities, though it is suitable for use by any entity.
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