Congratulations to the 2023 Mentoring Excellence in Research Awardee and the Newest Members of ARMA!

September 28, 2023

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) would like to congratulate this year’s recipient of the FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award, Edward R. Sherwood, PhD, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The Mentoring Excellence in Research Award recognizes the value of outstanding mentors in anesthesiology. Celebrated by his peers for the high quality and broad reach of his mentorship efforts, FAER is proud to present Dr. Sherwood with this year’s award. Establishing infrastructure to facilitate success and growth, providing guidance while maintaining space for mentees to make their own decisions, and supporting mentees through each step of their research journey, Dr. Sherwood is a perfect example of the positive impact a mentor can have.


“This award is important to me. Mentorship is one of our most important responsibilities as scientists and physicians, especially as we progress through our career to become senior members of the faculty. It is gratifying to see mentees succeed and become impactful mentors in their own right. I’m grateful to receive this recognition from FAER given all it has done to advance the careers of physician-scientists in our field.”

- Edward R. Sherwood, PhD, MD
2023 Mentoring Excellence in Research Award Recipient


We would also like to welcome and congratulate the newest members of the Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesiology (ARMA). Click on our new members’ headshots to view their faculty profiles and learn more!

Dr. Miles Berger Dr. Chad Brummett Dr. Andrea Nackley Dr. Shiqian Shen Dr. Richard Urman

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 five new members listed above will make excellent additions to ARMA and FAER is pleased to welcome them to this academy.

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 $55 million in research grants and programs since 1986. To donate to FAER, visit

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Date of last update: September 27, 2023