Congratulations to FAER’s Fall 2022 Grant Recipients!

UPDATE (December 2, 2022): In addition to the grantees featured below, join FAER in congratulating Marsha Ritter-Jones, MD, PhD, on being awarded a Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG) in fall 2022. Titled The Role of Neuronal-Derived MD-1 on Cutaneous Inflammation, Dr. Ritter-Jones' MRTG brings the total amount awarded in fall 2022 to $1.23 million. Learn more about Dr. Ritter-Jones here!

October 26, 2022

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) is proud to announce the physician-investigators awarded research grants in fall 2022. Awards include three Mentored Research Training Grants, one Research in Education Grant, one Research Fellowship Grant, and one GEMSSTAR Grant, totaling $975,000 in funding.

“Like all my predecessors as Chair of the FAER Board of Directors, perhaps my favorite part of my role is the joy I feel in notifying our applicants that they have been approved for FAER funding. Of course, this held true for the six physician-investigators awarded FAER grants in fall 2022. The science produced by these six investigators will help shape the future of our specialty and patient care, and I am truly honored by FAER’s role in supporting their work and careers.” 
- Roger Johns, MD, MHS, PhD, FAER Board Chair

“The time I have spent as Chair of FAER’s Grants Management Committee has been truly wonderful. The wide breadth of topics addressed by Drs. Baruni, Bose, Hodge, Rubin, Sutherland, and Thalji is a testament to all of the important scientific work that is being addressed by Anesthesiology. I cannot wait to see the impact of their research efforts! This cycle has also highlighted the many funding mechanisms that FAER provides for Anesthesiologists, something that the FAER Board of Directors and the FAER staff are extremely proud of. As my time as Chair of the Grants Management Committee is ending so that I can prepare to serve in a new and exciting role for FAER, I am happy to announce the hand off of the Chair of Grants Management to Dr. Chas Emala.” With warm wishes,
- Dolores Njoku, MD, Past FAER Grants Management Committee Chair and FAER Board Chair Elect

Details on FAER's Fall 2022 Grant Recipients, including names, institutions, mentors, and project titles, can be found below. Note that abstracts for the projects below will become available on the FAER website at a later date. Please join us in congratulating and celebrating these future leaders of anesthesiology and research.

Mentored Research Training Grants (MRTG) help physician-investigators develop the skills, preliminary data for subsequent grant applications, and research publications needed to become independent investigators. These grants are eligible to faculty members who have completed their core anesthesiology residency training within the past 10 years and comprise $250,000 in funding over two years.

Jalal Baruni, MD, PhD; Stanford University (Stanford, California)
Primary Mentor:
Liqun Luo, PhD
Secondary Mentor: Boris Heifets, MD, PhD
Tertiary Mentor: Scott Linderman, PhD
Project Title: Deconstructing Serotonergic Modulation of Brain State

Tori Sutherland, MD, MPH; The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Primary Mentor:
Mark Neuman, MD, MSc
Secondary Mentor: Scott Hadland, MD, MPH
Project Title: Pain Management, Prolonged Opioid Use and New Chronic Pain Among Adolescents Undergoing Surgery: A Mixed Methods Analysis

Nabil Thalji, MD, PhD; University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Primary Mentor: Lindsey George, MD
Project Title: In Vivo Characterization of the Kinetics of Clot Initiator Termination

Research in Education Grants (REG) advance the careers and knowledge of anesthesiologists interested in improving the concepts, methods, and techniques of education in anesthesiology. These grants are eligible to anesthesiology faculty of any rank and comprise $100,000 in funding over two years.

Ruma Bose, MD; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, Massachusetts)
Primary Mentor:
Robina Matyal, MD, MBBS
Secondary Mentor: Cullen Jackson, PhD
Project Title: Developing Proficiency in Rescue Echo Guided Crises Management Using a Modular Competency Based Curriculum for Advanced Learners in Anesthesia

Research Fellowship Grants (RFG) provide anesthesiology residents and fellows with the opportunity to obtain significant training in research techniques and scientific methods. These grants are eligible to anesthesiology trainees after CA-1 year and comprise $75,000 in funding over one year.

Dayle Hodge, MD, PhD; Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, Oregon)
Primary Mentor:
Karina Nakayama, PhD
Secondary Mentor: Nabil Alkayed, MD, PhD
Project Title: Aligned Collagen Nanofibrillar Scaffolds and Hypoxia Synergistically Drive Endothelial-Mesenchymal Transition

FAER GEMSSTAR Grants aim to supplement the two-year NIA scientific awards with support for simultaneous career development activities. FAER GEMSSTAR Grants are eligible to new investigators with R03 GEMSSTAR awards from the National Institute of Aging (NIA) and comprise $50,000 in funding over a two-year period.

Daniel S. Rubin, MD; University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
Primary Mentor:
Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, MD
Mentoring Team: Daniel Corcos, PhD; Margaret Danilovich, PhD; Mark Ferguson, MD; Jacek Urbanek, PhD
Project Title: At-home Gait-cadence Functional Assessment and Recovery Trajectory for Older Adults Undergoing Major Abdominal Surgery

Along with the grant recipients highlighted above, FAER is also pleased to share information on our upcoming Spring 2022 Grant Cycle, including a number of co-sponsored grants. Please see the links below for more information and share this with anyone who would benefit from FAER funding.

Spring 2023 FAER Grant CycleApplications for the MRTG, REG, and RFG will be accepted from December 1, 2022, through February 15, 2023.

Co-sponsored Grant Opportunities:

SOAP-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant –  Applications open December 1, 2022, through February 15, 2023.

APSF-FAER Mentored Research Training GrantLetter of Intent submissions open December 1, 2022, through January 1, 2023.

FAER-ABA Research in Education Grant - Letter of Intent submissions open December 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022.

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 $52 million in research grants and programs since 1986. To donate to FAER, visit

Date of last update: October 26, 2022