Dr. Katie Schenning Receives BIRCWH Award

12/09/14  Portland, OR

Katie Schenning, APOM Assistant Professor, and her clinical and research mentors received an early gift for the Holiday. Katie has just been awarded The Oregon BIRCWH K12 Career Development Award (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health, BIRCWH). The award, which starts in January, will provide 75% protected time for Katie to develop her research skills and transition into an independent clinician-scientist.  The BIRCWH committee were impressed with Katie proposal, aimed at studying the genetic basis and gender differences in post-operative cognitive impairment, and by her multi-disciplinary research and mentorship team comprised of Dr. Joseph Quinn (Neurology and Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center, Primary mentor), Dr. Ansgar Brambrink (APOM, Career Development and Research Mentor), Dr. Jacob Raber (Behavioral Neuroscience, mouse models of genetic predisposition to impaired cognition), Dr. Miriam Treggiari (APOM, Director of Clinical Research) and myself. This is a big honor for Katie, who recently started her faculty position after finishing residency as an Oregon Scholar, and speaks to her hard work, excellence and dedication to academic Anesthesiology.

Nabil Alkayed
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University