2019 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 2019 grant recipients. 

2019 Grant Recipients

Alexander F. ArriagaAlexander F. Arriaga, MD, MPH, ScD
APSF-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Angela M. Bader, MD, MPH
Increasing the Frequency of Debriefing after Perioperative Crises: Altering Trajectories that Impact Provider Burnout and Wellness

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

 
 

Victoria BedellVictoria M. Bedell, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Roderic G. Eckenhoff, MD
Anesthetic Effects on Mitochondrial Localization During Neural Development in Zebrafish

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

 
 

Benjamin CloydBenjamin H. Cloyd, MD
FAER-ABA Research in Education Grant
Primary Mentor: Lauryn R. Rochlen, MD
Is Participation in Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Associated with Clinical Outcomes?

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

 
 

Stephan G. FrangakisStephan G. Frangakis, MD, PhD
Research Fellowship Grant
Primary Mentor: William Maixner, DDS, PhD
Analgesic Effects of Perioperative Propranolol Administration for Spine Surgery

Duke University
Durham, NC

 
  

Adam GerberAdam Gerber, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Jeanine D'Armiento, MD, PhD
Attenuation of Lung Injury with an Inhaled Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibitor

Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

 
 

Benjamin GruenbaumBenjamin F. Gruenbaum, MD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD
Neuronal Mechanisms of Unconsciousness in an Absence Seizure Model

Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

 
 

Vesela KovachevaVesela P. Kovacheva, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Richa Saxena, PhD
Genome Wide Association Study of Patients with History of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

 
 

Li Li Li Li, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Michael Bruchas, PhD
Deciphering the Locus Coeruleus-Thalamic Circuit in Anesthetic Emergence

University of Washington
Seattle, WA

 
 

Michael PugliaMichael P. Puglia, II, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: George A. Mashour, MD, PhD
Connectivity and Complexity During General Anesthesia in the Developing Brain

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

 
 

Seyed SafavyniaSeyed A. Safavynia, MD, PhD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Nicholas D. Schiff, MD
Probing the Neural Mechanisms of Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Delirium Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY

 
 

Mieke SoensMieke A. Soens, MD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Charles N. Serhan, PhD, DSc
The Role of Specialized Pro-resolving Mediators in the Development of Persistent Post-Surgical Pain

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

 
 

Elizabeth White Elizabeth Railey White, MD, PhD
Research Fellowship Grant
Primary Mentor: Roderic G. Eckenhoff, MD
Identification of Molecular Targets of Fropofol-Induced Cardiac Depression with the Novel Photoaffinity Label ortho-azi-fropofol

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

 
 

Elizabeth White Brittney Williams, MD
Mentored Research Training Grant
Primary Mentor: Wei Chao, MD, PhD
Role of TLR7 in Platelet Activation and Dysfunction in Sepsis

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

 
 

Yifan Xu Yifan Xu, MD, PhD
Research Fellowship Grant
Primary Mentor: Nabil Alkayed, MD, PhD
Modulation of Microvascular Blood Flow and Stroke Outcome via GPR39

Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR