2018 Virginia Apgar Scholars Day

The Department of Anesthesiology hosts 13th annual Virginia Apgar Research Seminar

On Wednesday, May 30th, the Department of Anesthesiology hosted the 13th Annual Virginia Apgar Scholars Day. The Apgar Scholars Program affords individuals with a goal of a career in academic medicine the opportunity of selecting a residency with a flexible specialized educational program to pursue that goal.

Dr. Dan Berkowitz
Dan Berkowitz, M.B.B.Ch., M.D., Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

The 2018 Apgar Scholars Day guest speaker was Dr. Dan Berkowitz, professor of biomedical engineering and anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Dr. Berkowitz is currently the Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Berkowitz has also mentored many graduate students, basic scientists, and physician scientist.

Apgar Scholars Day began with Dr. Berkowitz’s presentation “Blood Vessels That See and Smell, and Airways That Taste: Promiscuous G-Protein Coupled Receptors as Novel Therapeutic Targets,” and concluded with presentations from select Apgar Scholars summarizing their research and their journey to through the Apgar Scholars Program. We would like to congratulate our Apgar Scholars on a successful event and send our sincere gratitude to our guest speaker, Dr. Dan Berkowitz.

Complete list of Apgar Scholars Presentations:

  • Matthew Barajas, M.D. – “My Apgar Experience”
  • Andrew Greenwald, M.D. – “My Apgar Journey Up the Jersey Turnpike”
  • Zachary Henderson, M.D. – “North to South: My Research Whereabouts: A Journey to the Apgar”
  • Joseph Pena, M.D. – “Modifying Opioid Prescriptions Practices and Opioid Consumption Following Cardiac Surgery”

Click here to learn more about the Virginia Apgar Scholars Program.