University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology

Research

Research

Do children who receive spinal anesthesia exhibit different cognitive function than those who don’t? How can simulation techniques best help medical students learn intubation skills? Faculty members in Anesthesiology are investigating these questions and others as part of the Department’s active research program.

Ongoing studies include:

  • In collaboration with the UVM Jeffords Center, Robert Williams, M.D., and  Ian Black, M.D., are investigating whether children who had spinal anesthesia for surgery as infants have similar subsequent school performance as children who did not have surgery during infancy.
  • William Paganelli, M.D., Ph.D., is working on a study of the incidence of multiple anesthesia exposures in children. This project is one of two with the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group, and will leverage the data contributed by more than 20 academic medical centers to examine children who undergo repeated surgeries.
  • Vincent Miller, M.D., is conducting two research studies using medical simulation and the Clinical Simulation Laboratory. In one, he is examining approaches to teaching and acquisition of intubation skills in third-year medical students. In the other, he is comparing placing an endotracheal tube to using a laryngeal mask airway during a simulated cardiac arrest.

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