Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Associate Medical Director, UMC Trauma Center
Director, Acute Care Surgery Research
Additional Contact Info:
Office Fax: (520) 626-5016
MA: Clinical Sciences, with distinction: 2005-2008, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Graduate School, Dallas
MD: 1986-90, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore
Residency: 1997, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Department of Surgery, Denver
Fellowship:1997, Research, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Department of Surgery
2001-2002, Burn Trauma Critcal Care, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Honors and Awards:
Intern of the Year, 1990-1991
Major Areas of Research Interest:
Effects of sleep deprivation during recovery from critical illness and injury, which is common in the hospital setting, and research on the benefits of sleep promotion during recovery.
Sponsored Research Through MSRP:
Brian Vander Werf (MSRP 2009): "Can Plasma Beta Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Levels Serve as a Predictor of Outcomes in Patients Receiving Fluid Resuscitation in the Intensive Care Unit after Acute Injury?"
Jason Saunders (MSRP 2010): "Sleep Deprivation After Septic Insult and the Role of Inflammatory Mediators."
Russell Means (MSRP 2012): "Effects of β1-Adrenoreceptor Antagonists on Mortality after Sepsis in a Murine Model: Is More Better?"
NIH Undergraduate Diversity Program:
-Elisa Jessica Namdarian, 2011, "Sympathetic Nervous Modulation and Organ Function During Sepsis"
-Fernando Filiberto Tapia, 2011
NIH High School Student Research Program:
-Thacher Valenzuela, Baboquivari High School, 2010
-Elisa Jessica Namdarian, Palo Verde High School, 2011
-Fernando Filiberto Tapia, Desert View High School, 2011
-Wendy Luu, Glendale High School, 2012
-Allen Maxwell, Gila Ridge High School, 2012
-Raquel Goodluck, Valley High School, 2013
-Miriam Lopez, Nogales High School, 2013
Monday, March 5, 2018