Congratulations to the 2022 Award Winners:

Young Investigator Winner:

Impaired human resistance arteriole vascular reactivity is associated with the development of acute kidney injury and delirium in cardiac surgery

Marcos Lopez, MD


Young Investigator – 1st Runner Up:                               

The Preoperative Skin Microbiome is Associated with Causes of Surgical Site Infection in Spinal Fusion Surgery and Varies by Operative Level

Dustin Long, MD


Young Investigator – 2nd Runner Up:

Burnout and PTSD Among ICU Registered Nurses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jaimie Navid

Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award is awarded annually to the three (3) top scoring abstracts submitted to the SOCCA Annual Meeting by early-stage anesthesiologists. The awardees exemplify the Society’s mission to educate anesthesiologists in the care of critically ill patients and to foster the knowledge and practice of critical care medicine by anesthesiologists. The awardees will present orally during the Young Investigator Awards Session.


The abstract must be submitted to the SOCCA Annual Meeting.

The presenting author indicated in the abstract submission:

  • Must have an active SOCCA Membership.
  • Will receive the prize.
  • Must provide an oral presentation (10 min. oral presentation, plus 3 min. for Q&A; Max of 10 slides) during the Young Investigator Awards Session at the SOCCA Annual Meeting is required in order to receive the award.
    Note: The Young Investigator Award cannot be presented by a co-author.


Young Investigator Award – Winner

  • Plaque during the SOCCA Annual Meeting
  • $1000 after the SOCCA Annual Meeting

Young Investigator Award – 1st and 2nd Runners up

  • Certificate during the SOCCA Annual Meeting