FAER Announces New Grant Recipients from Fall 2020 Grant Cycle

October 20, 2020

Since 1986, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) has funded more than $47 million in research grants. This includes the $1.25 million in funding for the five Mentored Research Training Grants awarded by the FAER Board of Directors to our Fall 2020 Grant Recipients. 

“FAER is pleased and excited to announce an outstanding group of physician-scientists approved for FAER grant support," said James Eisenach, MD, FAER President. "Despite the distraction, demands, and challenges presented by the pandemic for those beginning research careers, it has been very encouraging to see so many strong applications and unwavering anesthesiology department support for the large cost of developing such careers.  Please join us in congratulating these individuals.  We all look forward to the transformation in understanding and clinical care which will come from their work and others like them.”

Details on FAER's Fall 2020 Grant Recipients, including names, project titles, and institutions, can be found below. Please join us in congratulating and celebrating these skilled physician-scientists.

Mentored Research Training Grants (MRTG) help physician-scientists 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 are comprised of $250,000 in funding over a two-year period.

Gregory A. Chinn, MD, PhD; University of California, San Francisco (San Francisco, California)
Physiologic and Cellular Mechanisms of Neonatal GABA Mediated Neurotoxicity

Bradley A. Fritz, MD; Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, Missouri)
Machine Learning to Enhance Prediction of Postoperative Death and Acute Kidney Injury by Anesthesiology Clinicians

Mitra Heshmati, MD, PhD; University of Washington (Seattle, Washington)
Dissecting Midbrain Connectivity in Anesthetic Emergence

Emily J. MacKay, DO, MSHP; University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Transesophageal Echocardiography in Cardiac Surgery: Impact of Advanced Cardiac Imaging on Clinical Outcomes

Kathryn R. Rosenblatt, MD, MHS; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, Maryland)
Defining Cerebral Autoregulation-Guided Therapeutic Targets in Sepsis 

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FAER is a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. For over 30 years, FAER has been dedicated to developing the next generation of physician-scientists in anesthesiology. Charitable contributions and support to FAER help fuel the future of anesthesiology through scientific discovery. Funding priorities include: Research, Education, and Training. FAER has awarded over $47 million in research grants and programs since 1986. To donate to FAER, visit FAER.org/donate.