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Anesthesiology resident lands research awards

May. 5, 2016, 9:26 AM

Anesthesiology resident Loren Smith, M.D., Ph.D., recently received two national research awards: the Margaret Wood Resident Research Award, from the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA); and the 2016 Young Investigator Award, from the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA).

Loren Smith, M.D., Ph.D.

To compete for the awards residents submit a research abstract, and Smith won both awards for the same abstract — “A Novel Association Between High Density Lipoprotein Levels and the Risk of Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery.” She will present her research in May at conferences of both organizations, held concurrently in San Francisco.

The SOCCA Young Investigator Award was established in 2003, only one winner per year is named, and Smith is the fourth Vanderbilt resident to have won.

Past winners from Vanderbilt include Christina Hayhurst, M.D., Nicholas Burjek, M.D., and Frederic (Josh) Billings IV, M.D., M.Sc. Hayhurst and Billings have since joined the Vanderbilt Anesthesiology faculty.

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