Congratulations to the 2022 Mentoring Excellence in Research Awardee and the Newest Members of ARMA!

September 27, 2022

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) would like to congratulate this year’s recipient of the FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award, Mervyn Maze, MBChB, FRCP, FRCA, FMedSci, Professor of Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at University of California, San Francisco.

The FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award recognizes the value of outstanding mentors in anesthesiology. Lauded as a role model by his fellow mentors, FAER is proud to present Dr. Maze this year’s award. Nurturing a passion for and commitment to scientific inquiry in his mentees, guiding them to new avenues for investigation, and showing an unwavering commitment to their success on their chosen path, Dr. Maze is a perfect example of the value a mentor can offer to those around them.

Dr. Mervyn Maze

“In the process of mentoring, there is a sharing of experiences from the pain of not reaching what one is striving for, to the reward when successes are achieved; an effective mentor needs to maintain the mentee’s equanimity over this entire gamut. With humility, I acknowledge the rewards that I have received stemming from my interaction with responsive mentees as they helped transform basic research ideas into tangible benefits for patients. Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of mentoring has been the many enduring friendships that have developed resulting in my being present at notable events in my mentees’ careers and life experiences. My receipt of FAER’s Mentoring Excellence in Research Award is additional testament to the rewards that I have received from the shared experience.”

- Mervyn Maze, MBChB, FRCP, FRCA, FMedSci
2022 Mentoring Excellence in Research Award Recipient

We also would like to welcome and congratulate the newest members of the Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesiology (ARMA):

ARMA facilitates the development of educational and research programs for junior faculty members, supports faculty members in mentoring roles, and is a resource for the development of mentors and role models in academic anesthesia. The eight new members listed above will make excellent additions to ARMA and we are pleased to welcome them to this academy.

For over 35 years, FAER has been dedicated to developing the next generation of physician-investigators in anesthesiology. Charitable contributions and support to FAER help fuel the future of anesthesiology through scientific discovery. Funding priorities include: Research, Education, and Training. At the time of this article's publication, FAER has awarded more than $51 million in research grants and programs since 1986. FAER is a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). To donate to FAER, visit