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Department: MEANE-Anesthesiology
Course: 506-Anesthesiology Research

Course Director: Jose M. Rivers, M.D.,Laura Torres, M.D.
Course Faculty: Robert M. Bryan Jr., Ph.D.
Elective Location: OTHR
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,1B,1C,2A,2B,2C,3A,3B,3C,4A,4B,4C
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Research
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Medicine & Surgery
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
This elective offers students with strong interest the opportunity to explore some area of anesthesiology research by participating in laboratory studies, clinical studies, or both. A number of full-time Ph.D. Faculty members and many clinical faculty members participate in either basic laboratory or clinical research projects. Areas of basic investigation include ion channel structure-function relationships, regulation of cerebral and subcortical blood flow, endothelial and peripheral vascular pharmacology and physiology. Laboratory, as well as clinical study, is active in the subspecialty areas of obstetric anesthsia, cardiovascular anesthesia, and pediatric anesthesia.
Learning Activities
(1) Students will participate in ongoing research projects or may initiate projects of their own. (2) Students may pursue basic laboratory investigation, clinical research projects, or both. (3) Close consultation with research advisors for didactic instruction.
Evaluation Methods
This evaluation will be based upon performance 70%, attendance 10%, fund of knowledge 10%, attitude and level of professional maturity 10%. The grading system will be Honor, High Pass, Pass, Marginal Pass, Fail.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Call Dr. Robert Bryan at 713-798-7720 (BCM Room 433D)
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Annette Brieno
Contact Phone: 713-798-1887
Contact Fax: 713-798-6374
Contact Location: Neurosensory Center, Suite NC114P

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