SAAAPM to Co-Fund FAER MRTG

September 26, 2018

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) announced it has received a two-year commitment totaling $87,500 from the Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (SAAAPM) to co-fund a 2018 Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG).    

Mentored Research Training Grants help physician anesthesiologists develop the skills, preliminary data for subsequent grant applications, and research publications needed to become independent investigators. These grants are eligible to faculty members who have completed their core anesthesiology residency training within the past 10 years. The 2018 grant recipients receive $175,000 for a duration of two years.

“The SAAAPM Council is thrilled to be able to co-fund an MRTG with FAER. These grants are so important to early career physician-scientists in anesthesiology. MRTGs help physician anesthesiologists develop the skills, preliminary data for subsequent grant applications, and research publications needed to become independent investigators, all of which are very important to us in academic anesthesiology,” said Peter Rock, M.D., M.B.A., FCCM, SAAAPM President.

FAER has selected a grant awarded to Vafi Salmasi, M.D., Clinical Instructor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford. His grant is titled Comparing effectiveness of Duloxetine and Desipramine in patients with chronic pain: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial using point of care randomization.

“FAER is dedicated to developing the next generation of physician-scientists in anesthesiology,” said Paloma Toledo, M.D., M.P.H., Chair of the FAER Board of Directors. “With generous support from organizations like SAAAPM, FAER can continue to attract the best investigators and help facilitate their future, all while supporting our thriving specialty.”  

THE FOUNDATION FOR ANESTHESIA EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) is a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. For over 30 years, FAER has been dedicated to developing the next generation of physician-scientists in anesthesiology. Charitable contributions and support to FAER help fuel the future of anesthesiology through scientific discovery. Funding priorities include: Research, Education, and Training. FAER has awarded $38.125 million in research grants since 1986. For more information on FAER or to donate, visit FAER.org.