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Held annually since 1994, the conference is hosted by the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, and alternates yearly between Tucson, Arizona and various locations around the world.

Final Deadline for Abstract Submission: February 1, 2017

Dr. Fox wins ASA Emergeing Leaders Scholarship

Dr. Vance Nielsen is an editor for the Journal Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis. Way to go Dr. Nielsen! 

Thousands of Americans are bitten by rattlesnakes and other venomous snakes each year. The new treatment may serve as a “bridge” to buy time until medical care is available.

'The Science of Consciousness' Conference Asks Big Questions, April 25-30 2016

Drs. Vance Nielsen and Leslie Boyer working on treatment for quicker relief from snake bites



Dr. Craig Palmer, Professor of anesthesiology in the UA College of Medicine, is currently living in Novi Sad, Serbia through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

The students opened Match Day envelopes Friday that revealed where they will go for residency training: nearly 40 percent of the class – 39 of 99 students – will pursue primary care, the most critical physician shortage in Arizona.

Patients with memory, mood or cognitive problems from dementia, Alzheimer’s, head injury or other brain disorders are invited to enter a free clinical trial of painless, non-invasive brain ultrasound. 

 Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that a member of its Board of Directors, Chairman of its Scientific Advisory Board, and its Chief Science Officer, Steven Barker, Ph.D., M.D., was honored with the 2016 J.S. Gravenstein Award 

Drs. Kelly Arwari and Karen Spear Ellinwood will discuss how both verbal and non-verbal cues affect how others perceive you.

University of Arizona anesthesiologist Kerry Kreidel, MD, and senior anesthesiology resident Derek Frazier, MD are in Peru for a month as part of a Healing the Children team providing free surgeries to children with cleft lip or palate. 

Steven J. Barker, PhD MD, professor emeritus and former head of the UA Department of Anesthesiology, receives two lifetime achievement awards for his dedication and innovation in anesthesiology.

Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner-University Medical Center Tucson have each been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital ranking, and nationally recognized for specialty services.

Craig M. Palmer, MD, a professor of anesthesiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has been chosen for a Fulbright award to travel to Serbia by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Congratulations to senior residents Maaz Iqbal, MD and Adam DaDeppo, MD for their winning poster presentations at the 2015 Arizona Society of Anesthesiologist (AzSA) annual meeting.  


Dr. Redford honored as Caregiver of the Month for April 2015

Dr. Bazzell is "belled" for his care and compassion dealing with patients and their families. 

Dr. Jacobsen has served as interim head since 2013 and has been a member of the Department of Anesthesiology since 2004.

Dr. Patwardhan selected to be a receipient of the 2014 Arizona Health Sciences Career Development Award for $180,000. 

With minimal standard equipment, most of which consisted of supplies the team brought themselves, a team of surgeons and anesthesiologist, three from the University of Arizona, complete more than 116 major surgical procedures during a medical mission in the Philippines.

Dr. Hameroff 'spins the spin' in Scientific American.

A new article in PNAS by Luca Turin and colleagues suggested anesthesia works by altering electron spin in the brain. Stuart Hameroff, MD was among the authorities asked to comment.


11 faculty members from the Department of Anesthesiology were ranked among the 2014 Best Doctor's in America

More than 100 Tucson physicians with the University of Arizona Health Network are ranked among the 2014 Best Doctors in America and are featured in Tucson Lifestyle magazine’s July issue on Best Doctors in Tucson.

Craig Palmer, MD will be a guest speaker for Society of Anesthesiology of the State of São Paulo-SAESP in the 11th COPA- Congress of Anesthesiology of the State of São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil. 

Dean’s List for Excellence in Teaching by a Houseofficer Katie Green, MD recognized for teaching MSIII and MSIV students.

Heeding the call to volunteer and work two weeks of 24 hour on-call days at a remote hospital in Africa, two University of Arizona Department of Anesthesiology doctors return having taught classes to local health care providers, while also providing anesthesia for patients in need.

Thomas W. Quigley, MD and Kai O. Schoenhage, MD, earned subspecialty board certification in pediatric anesthesiology from the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Twelve Department of Anesthesiology faculty members and residents participated at the 2013 ASA Annual Meeting.

Michael H. Ossipov, PhD, receives joint appointment with the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Ossipov's primary appointment is in the Department of Pharmacology.

Getting to know: Acute Pain Service featured in the September 2013 Network News Employee Newsletter

Current chronic pain research at UA department of Anesthesiology featured in September 2013 Tucson Lifestyle magazine.

The UA professor of anesthesiology has served as director of the department's residency program for nine years and previously was chair of the anesthesia department at Loma Linda University School.

Join Dr. Jacobsen for our Annual UA Alumni Reception at ASA in San Francisco - October 12, 2013.

Frank Porreca, PhD, awarded a $2.5 Million RO1 NIH grant to study Brain Reward Circuits, Relief of Ongoing Pain

New Anesthesiology Dept. Chair; Incoming Faculty, Critical Care Fellow, New Residents &  Joint Appointments. 


'Good Vibrations'!: Mediating Mood Through Brain Ultrasound

Dr. Wayne Jacobsen Appointed Interim Head of Anesthesiology at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson

Dr. Kai Schoenhage named Clinical Director (Director of Perioperative Services)

Stuart Hameroff  Discusses  "Consciousness" with  Arizona Public Media Producer Luis Carrión


Critical Care with a Flair.  Mark Bazzell, MD awarded 'Caregiver of the Month'