GE HealthCare Supports Early-Career Investigators

December 14, 2023

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) thanks GE HealthCare for its generous $25,000 gift in support of FAER’s mission to develop the next generation of physician-investigators. GE HealthCare’s gift was directed to the Step Up for FAER campaign and will go towards the long-term goal of establishing a new, endowed Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG) for clinical investigators.

FAER is proud to support anesthesiology investigators along their research journey. From supporting students taking their first steps on this path through the Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship (MSARF), to investigators working to make the leap to federal funding through the MRTG, it is FAER’s honor to help foster the scientists responsible for shaping the future of the specialty. To learn more about FAER and its activities, view the Foundation’s 2022 Annual Report here.

GE HealthCare is a leading global medical technology, pharmaceutical diagnostics, and digital solutions innovator, dedicated to providing integrated solutions, services, and data analytics to make hospitals more efficient, clinicians more effective, therapies more precise, and patients healthier and happier. Serving patients and providers for more than 100 years, GE HealthCare is advancing personalized, connected, and compassionate care, while simplifying the patient’s journey across the care pathway.

“GE HealthCare greatly values the unique and impactful role played by FAER in the development of physician-investigators in the field of anesthesiology. Improved perioperative clinical outcomes and technology developments have elevated the field of anesthesiology to a position of leadership for patient safety in healthcare. We are proud to support FAER and the next generation of clinical investigators, fueling innovation for years to come.”
– JW Beard, MD, MBA, GE HealthCare Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

“On behalf of FAER, I’d like to express our heartfelt gratitude for GE HealthCare’s support. As a recipient of a FAER grant early in my career, I know firsthand the transformative effect FAER funding can have on an investigator’s career trajectory. GE HealthCare’s support for FAER shows their commitment to improving science, and, by extension, patient care, in anesthesiology. I’m excited to see the impact GE HealthCare’s funds will have on up-and-coming anesthesia researchers.”
– Max B. Kelz, MD, PhD, FAER President and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) beginning in 2024

Along with celebrating GE HealthCare’s support, FAER also wanted to take this opportunity to highlight an initiative GE HealthCare is particularly excited for. GE HealthCare has been working closely with its partners in the US anesthesia community to introduce a new solution for delivering low flow anesthesia, End-Tidal Control (Et Control)*. The Et Control software for the Aisys CS² anesthesia machine semi-automates the delivery of anesthesia, allowing anesthesia providers to set targets for end-tidal oxygen and anesthetic agent. Once targets are set, the software quickly achieves and maintains those targets, regardless of changes in the patient's hemodynamic and metabolic status. The Et Control software improves anesthesia delivery accuracy and simplifies workflows while reducing anesthetic consumption, lowering the cost of care and greenhouse gas emissions. 1, 2, 3

Please join FAER in thanking GE HealthCare for their support. For more information, visit GE Healthcare’s website here.

[*] Et Control in the United States is indicated for patients 18 years of age and older.

[1] Singaravelu S, Barclay P. Automated control of end-tidal inhalation anaesthetic concentration using the GE Aisys Carestation™. Br J Anaesth. 2013 Apr;110(4):561-6. doi: 10.1093/bja/aes464. Epub 2013 Jan 4. PMID: 23293274.

[2] Lucangelo U, Garufi G, Marras E, Ferluga M, Turchet F, Bernabè F, Comuzzi L, Berlot G, Zin WA. End-tidal versus manually-controlled low-flow anaesthesia. J Clin Monit Comput. 2014 Apr;28(2):117-21. doi: 10.1007/s10877-013-9516-8. Epub 2013 Oct 11. PMID: 24114079.

[3] P210018 SSED (

FAER is a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). 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 $56 million in research grants and programs since 1986. To donate to FAER, visit

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Date of last update: December 14, 2023