Past Carl Koller Memorial Research Grant Recipients

2018 Carl Koller Memorial Research Grant Recipient

Gina (Effrossyni) Votta-Velis, MD, PhD
Principal investigator
Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Research: Lidocaine Infusions in Pancreatic Cancer: Translational Studies in a Preclinical Model and Human Subjects

Trial Team: Ajay Rana, PhD (Co-Investigator), Alain Borgeat, MD (Co-Investigator)


Past Carl Koller Memorial Research Grant Recipients

Name Year Institution Title
Votta-Velis, Gina 2018 University of Illinois at Chicago Lidocaine Infusions in Pancreatic Cancer: Translational Studies in a Preclinical Model and Human Subjects
Shanthanna, Harsha 2016 St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, ON, Canada Preventing persistent post-surgical pain after thoracoscopic surgeries: a randomized controlled parallel group multicentre pilot study using ketamine and memantine
Ihnatsenka, Barys 2014 University of Florida, Gainesville Towards a curriculum for transferable training in thoracic epidural and paravertebral block using an advanced mixed-reality simulator
Ing, Caleb 2012 Columbia University, New York, NY

Comparative perioperative safety outcomes between regional and general anesthesia in critically ill infants

Additional publications:

Gray, Andrew 2010 University of California, San Francisco Intravascular contrast for regional anesthesia
Riazi, Sheila 2010 Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, ON Can ultrasound predict nerve injury following posterior tibial nerve block in diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy?
Bernards, Christopher 2008 Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA The role of eicosanoids, cytokines, and nitric oxide in back pain and radiculopathy: A translational microdialysis study in humans
Depinto, Mario 2008   Safety and efficacy of cervical sympathetic block in patients with cerebral vasospasm following anurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage - Pilot study
Weller, Robert 2006 Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC  
Froelich, Michael 2006 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa  
Friedman, Zeev 2006 Mt. Sinai Hospital, ON Clinical impact of epidural anesthesia simulation on short- and long-term learning curve: High- versus low-fidelity model training
Brull, Richard 2006 Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, ON Nerve damage following ultrasound-guided intraneural injection
Grubb, Christopher 2004 University of Virginia, Charlottesville Anti-inflammatory action of local anesthetics and a drug with local anesthetic properties, Amitriptyline, in volunteers
Weinberg, Guy 2004 University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago

Lipid infusion accelerates removal of bupivacaine and recovery from bupivacaine toxicity in the isolated rat heart

Salinas, Francis 2003  

Prospective comparison of continuous femoral nerve block with nonstimulating catheter placement versus stimulating catheter-guided perineural placement in volunteers

Munir, Muhammad A.  2002

Southwest Ohio Pain Institute

Local Anesthetics and Sympathetically Maintained Neuropathic Pain

Weller, Robert S. 2001 Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC Dose-response of epinephrine on plasma concentrations of bupivacaine and duration of sensory analgesia following lumbar plexus block
Schricker, Thomas 2000 McGill University, Montreal, QC Can pain relief enhance post-operative nutrient utilization?
Durieux, Marcel E. 1999 University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville  

Local anesthetics time-dependently inhibit staphylococcus aureus phagocytosis, oxidative burst and CD11b expression by human neutrophils.

Hadzic, Admir 1999 St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY  

Painful paresthesiae are infrequent during brachial plexus localization using low-current peripheral nerve stimulation.

Naulty, J. Stephen 1999 Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT  
Viscomi, Christopher 1997 University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City Intravenous opioids followed by intrathecal sufentanil: Respiratory effects
Manning, Donald C. 1997 University of Virginia Health Science Center, Charlottesville

Lumbar epidural steroid injections: is a clinical trial necessary or appropriate?

Amuzu, John K. 1996 Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Hemodynamic responses to acute hemorrhage during epidural anesthesia in rabbits
Johnson, Michael E. 1996 Mayo Clinic, Rochster, MN The mechanisms of lidocaine neurotoxicity
Brennan, Timothy J. 1995 University of Iowa, Iowa City Substance P and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonists produce analgesia in an animal model of post-operative pain
Strichartz, Gary R. 1995 Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA Slowly reversible loss of neuronal excitability from high concentrations of lidocaine
Coyle, Dennis E. 1995 University of Cincinnati, OH The role of the central nervous system glia in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain
De Leon Casasola, Oscar A. 1995 Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY A comparison of isoflurane anesthesia vs. spinal lidocaine anesthesia on cellular immune fucntion using ummnophenotypic multiparameter analysis and natural kill cell cytotoxicity
Moote, Carol C. 1991 University Hospital, University of Western Ontario, London Random double blind comparison of intravenous and epidural controlled analgesia for pain management after total knee joint replacement
Mokriski, Betty Lou K. 1991 University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore The effects of benzodiazepines on monosynaptic and polysynaptic reflexes in the isolated neonatal rat spinal cord
Kilbride, Michael J. 1991 Ferguson Hospital, Department of Surgical Research, Grand Rapids, MI Epidural bupivacaine and morphine sulfate in colorectal surgery: The effect of anastomotic blood flow, motility, and healing
Winnie, Alon P. 1991 University of Illinois, Chicago Pain alleviation by transplantation of adrenal medullary tissue into the spinal subarachnoid space
Norris, Mark C. 1989 Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA Does continuous infusion of low concentration of epinephrine impair uterine blood flow in gravid ewes?
Badgwell, Michael J. 1989 Texas Technical University, Lubbock The effects of volatile anesthetic agents on the toxicity of local anesthetic agents in young subjects
Ackerman, William E. 1989 University of Cincinnati Medical Center, OH Effects of naloxone on lidocaine-induced central nervous system toxicity in rhesus monkeys
Aberle, Kathryn L. 1988 Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA Epidural steroids, osteopororsis, and adrenal suppression
Denson, Donald D. 1988   The central action and cardiovascular toxicity of bupivacaine: Preliminary mechanisms and stereospecificity
de Sousa, Hansel 1988   Does the use of intraoperative epidural steroids produce acute tolerance?
Lander, Christopher J., and Korbon, Gregg A. 1988   Histopathologic consequences of epidural blood patch and epidurally administered Dextran 40
Steele, Susan M. 1988 Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA Hemodynamic effects of spinal anesthesia: An evaluation using doppler ultrasound cardiac output measurements
Heavner, James H. 1986 Texas Technical University Health Sciences Centre School of Medicine, Lubbock A study of the innervation of spinal resistance blood vessels
Korbon, Gregg A. 1986 University of Virginia Medical Centre, Charlottesville The pathological effect of repeated epidural blockade