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Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Spring Grants to Include Two New Partnered Grants

June 4, 2019

Since 1986, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER), a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), has funded more than $42,000,000 in research grants. This total includes the 2019 Spring round of grant recipients who will receive a total of $1,975,000 in funding. Highlights of this funding include the first-time awards of the APSF/FAER Mentored Research Training Grant and FAER/ABA Research in Education Grant.

“FAER is dedicated to developing the next generation of physician-scientists in anesthesiology,” said James Eisenach, M.D., FAER President and CEO. “Partnering with both the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) and the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) helps FAER leverage the interest and expertise of others to enhance support for new investigators in areas of research highly relevant to clinical training and care. I am thrilled about these partnerships and excited about the investigators these grants will support.”

APSF/FAER Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG) funds patient safety research directly relevant to the perioperative care of patients, as well as chronic pain and critical care medicine. Patient safety is defined as the avoidance, prevention and improvement of adverse outcomes or injuries stemming from health care processes.

Alexander F. Arriaga, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, Massachusetts)
Increasing the Frequency of Debriefing After Perioperative Crises: Altering Trajectories
that Impact Provider Burnout and Wellness

FAER/ABA Research in Education Grant (REG) is designed to advance the careers and knowledge of anesthesiologists interested in the key elements of education in anesthesiology—curriculum, instruction and assessment.

Benjamin H. Cloyd, M.D., M.I.P.H., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Is Participation in Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Associated with Clinical Outcomes?

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.

Victoria M. Bedell, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Anesthetic Effects on Mitochondrial Localization During Neural Development in Zebrafish

Benjamin F. Gruenbaum, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, Connecticut)
Neuronal Mechanisms of Unconsciousness in an Absence Seizure Model

Vesela P. Kovacheva, M.D., Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, Massachusetts)
Genome Wide Association Study of Patients with History of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Li Li, M.D., Ph.D., University of Washington (Seattle, Washington)
Deciphering the Locus Coeruleus-Thalamic Circuit in Anesthetic Emergence

Seyed A. Safavynia, M.D., Ph.D., Weill Medical College of Cornell University (New York, New York)
Probing the Neural Mechanisms of Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Delirium Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

Mieke A. Soens, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, Massachusetts)
The Role of Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators in the Development of Persistent Post-Surgical Pain

Research Fellowship Grant (RFG) provides anesthesiology residents and fellows with the opportunity to obtain significant training in research techniques and scientific methods.

Elizabeth Railey White, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Identification of Molecular Targets of Fropofol-induced Cardiac Depression with the
Novel Photoaffinity Label Ortho-azi-fropofol

THE FOUNDATION FOR ANESTHESIA EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (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 $42 million in research grants and programs since 1986. To donate to FAER, visit FAER.org/donate.