Who We Are Funding

Since 1986, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) has funded more than $55 million in research grants and programs. Below is a list of our 2023 grant recipients.

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2023 Grant Recipients

Acker, Leah

Leah Acker, PhD, MD
Primary Mentor: Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS
Secondary Mentor: Joseph P. Mathew, MD, MHSc, MBA
Tertiary Mentor: Miles Berger, MD, PhD
Additional Collaborator(s): Niccolò Terrando, PhD
The Role of the Aging Brain-Heart-Immune Axis in Postoperative Delirium

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina


Chen, QiLiangQiLiang Chen, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: David Clark, MD, PhD
Secondary Mentor: Xiaoke Chen, PhD
Tertiary Mentor: Mary Heinricher, PhD
The Role of Pain-Facilitating Circuits in Chronic Pain after Traumatic Brain Injury

Stanford University
Stanford, California


Hadler, RachelRachel Hadler, MD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Dionysios Kavalieratos, PhD
Secondary Mentor: Rebecca A. Aslakson, MD, PhD, FAAHPM, FCCM
Tertiary Mentor: Jordan Kempker, MD, MSc
Addressing Treatment Intensity in Critical Illness through Assessment of Early Mortality after Interhospital Transfer

Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia


Huang, JeffreyJeffrey Huang, MD
Research in Education Grant
Primary Mentor: David Warner, MD
Additional Collaborator(s): Arnoley Abcejo, MD; Charles Sims III, MD, FASA; David Cook, MD, MHPE; Ellen Usher, PhD; Lauren Licatino, MD; Timothy Long, MD
Chronometric Pressure and In-Person Gamified Learning: A Mixed Methods Study in an Escape Room

Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Rochester, Minnesota


Ibarra, Andrea

Andrea Ibarra, MD
SOAP-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Janet Catov, PhD
Secondary Mentor: Meryl Butters, PhD
Tertiary Mentor: Senthil Sadhasivam, MD, MPH, MBA, FASA
Additional Collaborator(s): Grace Lim, MD, MS; Hsing-Hua Sylvia Lin, PhD; Uppala Radhakrishna, PhD
Longitudinal Cognitive Evaluation Before and After Delivery Among Women with Preeclampsia

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Liou, Jyun-youJyun-you Liou, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Alipasha Vaziri, PhD
Secondary Mentor: Hugh C. Hemmings Jr., MD, PhD, FRCA
Additional Collaborator(s): Conor Liston, MD, PhD; Hui Fang, PhD
Discovering Neuronal Firing Patterns Underlying Anesthetic-induced Slow Waves

Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York


Malinzak, ElizabethElizabeth Malinzak, MD
FAER-ABA Research in Education Grant
Primary Mentor: Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FAHA, FASE, MBBS, MMCi
Secondary Mentor: Ashley Grantham, PhD
Examining Confidence Ratings in MOCA Minute

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina


Michael, Meghan

Meghan Michael, MD
APSF-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Christopher Landrigan, MD, MPH
Secondary Mentor: Elizabeth Lazzara, PhD, MA
Additional Collaborator(s): Amy Starmer, MD; DaiWai Olson, PhD; David McDonagh, MD; Jeffrey Cooper, PhD; Lee Ann Riesenberg, PhD; Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP; Nancy Spector, MD; Paul Nakonezny, PhD; Philip Greilich, MD; Shannon Paquette, MD
A Structured Communication and Team Training Program to Improve Perioperative Patient Safety

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas


Tan, BrandonBrandon Tan, MD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Wayland Cheng, MD, PhD
Lipid Modulation of the Serotonin 3 Receptor

Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri


Additional Grant Information



Contact the FAER office at (630) 912-2554 or [email protected].

Curated by: BH

Last updated by: BH

Date of last update: July 3, 2023