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December 1, 2013 Volume 77, Number 12
Nominations Sought for 2014 ASA Award for Excellence in Research James C. Eisenach, M.D.
Committee on Excellence in Research

The annual ASA Award for Excellence in Research recognizes an individual for outstanding achievement in research that has or is likely to have an important impact on the practice of anesthesiology.


The individual’s work must represent a body of original, mature and sustained contribution to the advancement of the science of anesthesiology. The nominee need not be a physician, an anesthesiologist or a member of ASA, but must be presently engaged in research related to anesthesiology, academically accomplished with peer-reviewed publications and funded research, and nominated in response to a call for nominations. The completed application must include the nominee’s current curriculum vitae, a letter of nomination and a seconding letter from two individuals with an understanding of the research contributions of the individual.


The 2013 Award for Excellence in Research was presented to James C. Eisenach, M.D., at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting in San Francisco on Monday, October 14. Dr. Eisenach is a Professor at Wake Forest University, Department of Anesthesiology, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


The deadline for nominations for the 2014 Award for Excellence in Research is March 31, 2014. Please submit nominations or any questions regarding this award to George H. Kendall, Managing Editor, Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC, 27157; e-mail:


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