Who We Are Funding

Since 1986, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) has funded more than $47 million in research grants. Below is a list of our 2021 grant recipients.

2021 Grant Recipients

Basak, JacobJacob M. Basak, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Paco Herson, PhD
Evaluation of Soluble Amyloid Beta as a Cause of Post-Stroke Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

University of Colorado Denver
Denver, Colorado

 
 

Bishara, AndrewAndrew M. Bishara, MD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Atul Butte, MD, PhD
Real-time Prediction of Adverse Outcomes after Anesthesia

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

 
 

Boyer, RichardRichard Boyer, MD, PhD
GEMSSTAR
Primary Mentor: Kane O. Pryor, MD
Evaluation of Wearables for Preoperative Cardiorespiratory Fitness Screening and Risk Stratification in Geriatric Surgery

Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY

 
 

Cichon, JosephJoseph Cichon, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Max B. Kelz, MD, PhD
The Role of the Ketamine-induced Dissociated State in the Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

 
 

Colquhoun, DouglasDouglas A. Colquhoun, MB ChB, MSc, MPH
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Sachin Kheterpal, MD, MBA
Data Driven Approaches to Improving Risk Prediction of Pulmonary Complications After Major Inpatient Surgery

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

 
 

Devinney, MichaelMichael Devinney, MD, PhD
GEMSSTAR
Primary Mentor: Joseph Mathew, MD, MHS, MBA
The Association of Blood-Brain Barrier Breakdown with Sleep Apnea and Postoperative Delirium

Duke University
Durham, NC

 
 

Dunn, LaurenLauren K. Dunn, MD, PhD
Research in Education Grant
Primary Mentor: Edward C. Nemergut, MD
Bundle of Love: The Effect of Self-CARE (Compassion, Appreciation, Rest and Exercise) on Anesthesiology Resident Wellness

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

 
 

Fischer, MatthewMatthew A. Fischer, MD, MS
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Thomas M. Vondriska, PhD
Methylation Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping and Methylome Wide Association Study of Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

 
 

Gao, LeiLei Gao, MBBS
GEMSSTAR
Primary Mentor: Kun Hu, PhD
Circadian Multiscale Activity Regulation and the Risk for Delirium in Elderly Hospitalized Patients

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

 
 

Meng, Marie-LouiseMarie-Louise Meng, MD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Svati Shah, MD, MHS
Cardiovascular Risk Prediction for Improved Maternal Health

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

 
 

Saddic, LouisLouis A. Saddic, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Sarah Parker, PhD
The Mechanistic Exploration of Estrogen Driven Attenuation of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms Using Proteomics

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

 
 

Tan, JonathanJonathan M. Tan, MD, MPH, MBI, CMQ
APSF-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Randall C. Wetzel, MBBS, MRCP, LRCS, MSB, FAAP
The Impact of Air Pollution and Neighborhood-Level Risk Factors on Pediatric Perioperative Respiratory Adverse Events

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

 
 

Vogel, ElizabethElizabeth R. Vogel, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Christina M. Pabelick, MD
CPAP, Piezo Channels, and Neonatal Airway Disease

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

*Supported in part by the Gertie Marx Research and Education Fund

 
 

Whitaker, EmmettEmmett E. Whitaker, MD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Marilyn J. Cipolla, PhD
Sevoflurane Induced Cerebrovascular Dysfunction in Infant Offspring from Preeclamptic Pregnancies

University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Burlington, Vermont

 
 

White, E. RaileyE. Railey White, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Roderic G. Eckenhoff, MD
The Molecular Mechanism of Propofol Analogues on the Depression of Myocardial Contractility

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

 
 

White, RobertRobert S. White, MD, MS
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor:  Kane O. Pryor, MD
Health Disparities in Obstetrical Care and Delivery Outcomes Before and After Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol

Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York City, New York

 
 

Zaky, AhmedAhmed F. Zaky, MD, MSc, MPH
Research in Education Grant
The Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Application. A Novel Modality for Educating Cardiovascular Anesthesia Trainees

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

 
 

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