Congratulations to FAER’s ADVANCE 2023 Poster Award Winners!

February 3, 2023

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) sponsored poster presentations and awards at the live ADVANCE: The Anesthesiology Business Event, held from January 27 – 29 in Orlando, Florida. Posters were presented across two sessions on Friday during the meeting.

FAER provided first, second, and third place prizes for posters related to health services and advancing the practice of anesthesia. The posters were evaluated based on two criteria: recognizing outstanding evidence-based research in the field and supporting scientific discovery and knowledge application in all aspects of the practice, with the unifying goal of medical advancement.

First Place: Awarded $1,000
Nicholas Volpe, MD, MBA; Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Anesthesia Start Times Versus In-Room Times at a Tertiary Academic Medical Center: Analysis and Proposed Remedies

Second Place: Awarded $500
Lauren Nahouraii, MD (Presenter: Evan E. Lebovitz, MD, MBA); University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Financial Impact of Residents on Provider Expense in a Large Academic Anesthesiology Department

Third Place: Awarded $250
Ryan Archer, BA; Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Effectiveness of Nudge-Type Interventions to Increase Compliance with the Neuromuscular Blockade Reversal Protocols

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Archer and Drs. Volpe and Lebovitz for their achievement. Along with congratulating our poster winners, FAER would also like to thank the members of the 2023 Award Selection Committee for dedicating their time to review and judge this year’s poster submissions. Judges for the 2022 poster sessions included Drs. Basem Abdelmalak, Elizabeth Rebello, Grant Lynde, Lori Marshall, William David Sumrall, and Edward “Ted” Yaghmour.

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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 $53 million in research grants and programs since 1986. To donate to FAER, visit

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Date of last update: February 3, 2023