Department of Anesthesiology
The Anesthesia Research division of the Department of Anesthesiology has considerable
experience in conducting clinical trials as well as basic science research. Potential
subjects for study include patients presenting for anesthesia or for chronic pain
treatment. We are always interested in exploring new research opportunities. If you
would like to discuss us possibly becoming involved in a potential research project,
either clinical or basic science, please contact Lisa Finstein, Clinical Research
Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (806) 743-2916.
The Anesthesia Research laboratories are a shared resource facility of 2400 sq. ft.
with 8 laboratories and 2 offices. The facility contains analytical chemistry and
related equipment (HPLC, IR, and UV Spectrophotometers) that are used to measure concentrations
of drug in biological samples (e.g. plasma). The facility also contains equipment
for doing in vitro studies on isolated tissue and organs, and for doing biochemistry
studies. Equipment for doing complex studies of single or multiple organ systems (e.g.
nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system) on intact animals and human
volunteers is on hand. The facility is staffed with skilled technicians and is directed
by a senior scientist (Ph.D.) with extensive experience in pain research. It is conveniently
located in close proximity to teaching, patient care, and administrative areas of
the Department. This location facilitates and encourages awareness of research activities
and integration of research into other department functions. The research resources
of other clinical departments and basic science departments in the TTUHSC are available
through formal (e.g. joint faculty appointments) or informal arrangements. The medical
school has a high quality animal resources facility that is shared by all departments.