2016 Grant Recipients

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 2016 grant recipients.

2016 Grant Recipients

Alter, BenedictBenedict J. Alter, MD, PhD
Research Fellowship Grant
Primary Mentor: Howard L. Fields, MD, PhD
Mechanisms and Translational Application of Conditioned Analgesia in Post-Operative Pain

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

 
 

Aranake-Chrisinger, AmritaAmrita Aranake-Chrisinger, MD, MSCI
Research Fellowship Grant
Primary Mentor: Michael Avidan , MBBCh
The Association Between Postoperative Delirium and Long-Term Postoperative Cognitive Outcomes

Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

 
 

Chen, CatherineCatherine L. Chen, MD, MPH
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: R. Adams Dudley, MD, MBA
Unintended Consequences of Routine Preoperative Testing in Cataract Surgery Patients

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

 
 

Gruenbaum, ShaunShaun E. Gruenbaum, MD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Douglas L. Rothman, PhD
Novel Mechanism of Glutamine Formation From Branched-Chain Amino Acids in Brain Areas of Astroglial Glutamine Synthetase Deficiency

Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

 
 

Harper, GlorileeGlorilee B. Harper, MD
Research Fellowship Grant
Primary Mentor: Allan L. Reiss, MD
An Imaging Approach to Anesthesia and Neurodevelopment

Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

 
 

Howard-Quijano, KimberlyKimberly Howard-Quijano, MD, MS
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD, FAHA
Spinal Cord Stimulation - Neuraxial Modulation of Ventricular Arrhythmias

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

 
 

Kaur, GunishaGunisha Kaur, MD, MA
Research in Education Grant
Primary Mentor: Kane O. Pryor, MBBS
A Novel Model for Global Health Education in Anesthesiology

Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY

 
 

Lopez, MarcosMarcos G. Lopez, MD, MS
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Pratik Pandharipande, MD, MSCI
The Effects of Perioperative Oxygenation on Endothelial Function

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

 
 

Mikami, MayaMaya Mikami, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Charles W. Emala, MD, MS
Control of the Airway Smooth Muscle Cell Cytoskeleton by Gelsolin: A Potential Novel Therapeutic Target for Bronchoconstrictive Diseases

New York-Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia)
New York, NY

 
 

O'Gara, BrianBrian P. O'Gara, MD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Daniel Talmor, MD MPH
Anesthetics to Prevent Lung Injury in Cardiac Surgery

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

 
 

Peters, AustinAustin J. Peters, MD
Research Fellowship Grant
Primary Mentor: Eric Schnell, MD, PhD
Modulation of Post-Traumatic Neurogenesis and Recovery by Ketamine

Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

 
 

Sdrulla, AndreiAndrei D. Sdrulla, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Mary Heinricher, PhD
Investigating the Neural Circuits of Spinal Cord Stimulation

Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

 
 

Shen, ShiqianShiqian Shen, MD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Jianren Mao, MD, PhD
The Role of Gut Microbiota in Neuropathic Pain

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

 
 

Sunshine, JacobJacob E. Sunshine, MD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Ali H. Mokdad, PhD
Trauma Anesthesia Care: an Analysis of Motor Vehicle Crash Management, Risk Factors and Costs

University of Washington
Seattle, WA

 
 

Urman, RichardRichard D. Urman, MD, MBA
Research in Education Grant
Primary Mentor: Angela M. Bader, MD, MPH
Conducting Perioperative Code Status and Goals of Care Discussions: A Bi-Institutional Study to Develop a Novel, Evidence-Based Curriculum for Anesthesiology Trainees

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

 
 

Zanghi, ChristineChristine N. Zanghi, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, MD, PhD, MBA
Anesthesia-Induced Developmental Neurotoxicity: the Role of Immature Microglia

University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO

 
 

Zollo, RaymondRaymond A. Zollo, MD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Denham S. Ward, MD, PhD
Does Facilitated Peer Learning and Coaching (PLC) Improve Learning in the First Six Weeks of Training for Anesthesia Non-Technical Skills (ANTS)?

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY