CONWAY, Ark. (June 13, 2014) – Hendrix alumnus
Dr. C. Michael Crowder will lead the University of Washington Health System’s Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.
A 1982 Hendrix graduate and 2009-2010 Hendrix
Odyssey Medal recipient, Crowder was recently named Professor
and Chair of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Allan J. Treuer Endowed
Professor of Anesthesiology and Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences for the University
of Washington Health System.
“We are a part of the University of Washington School of Medicine
and provide care for patients within its affiliated institutions – University
of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children's
Hospital, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and
Northwest Hospital,” Crowder said in a news release on the university health
system’s website. “We are integrated into the fabric of these institutions and
have lead roles in all components of perioperative care and pain management.
Our core missions are to provide the very best care for our patients, to train
the next generation of physician leaders in anesthesiology and pain medicine,
and to perform innovative research that advances patient care and fundamental
Read more here.
Crowder was formerly the Dr. Seymour and Rose
T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology at the Washington University School of
Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at the
University of Washington in Seattle before returning in 1993 as a postdoctoral
fellow in molecular genetics and an instructor in anesthesiology. In addition
to research involving identifying the targets of general anesthetics as well as
looking for genes that control survival and adaptation to cellular injury from
low oxygen, he was an attending anesthesiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital,
where he cares primarily for patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures. He was
also a faculty member at the University's Hope Center for Neurological
Disorders. Crowder is an author of more than 90 publications, and he has
lectured nationally and internationally. He has trained numerous students and
fellows. He is active in many professional societies and organizations,
including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American
Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society for Neuroscience. He is an
associate editor for Anesthesiology and
reviews manuscripts for 18 other journals. He is a recipient of the Public
Health Service National Research Service Award and the Philip Needleman
Pharmacology Prize. He has received awards and funding from the American Heart
Association and the McKnight Foundation, and his studies on anesthesia
mechanisms and hypoxic injury have been funded continuously by the National
Institutes of Health since 1997.
1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences
education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the
country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix
is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools
That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's
list of America's Top Colleges, and
the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United
Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.