Who We Are Funding

Since 1986, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) has funded more than $45 million in research grants. Below is a list of our current grantees, grouped chronologically by grant cycle. 

Spring 2020 Grant Recipients

Boncyk, ChristinaChristina Boncyk, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Mentored Research Training Grant
The Impact of Increased Prescribing on ICU Survivors

Co-funded by the Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (SAAAPM)

 
 

Daniel CookDaniel Cook, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine
Mentored Research Training Grant
How Local Anesthetics Disrupt Intracellular Calcium Stores and the Impact on Synaptic Function and Neurotoxicity

 
  

Nicholas DouvilleNicholas Douville, MD, PhD
University of Michigan
Mentored Research Training Grant
Integrating Genetics and Electronic Health Records to Predict Myocardial Injury after Noncardiac Surgery

 
  

Gao, LeiLei Gao, MBBS
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mentored Research Training Grant
Circadian/Sleep Disturbance and Systemic Inflammation in the Development of Delirium

 
  

Timothy GaultonTimothy Gaulton, MD, MSc
University of Pennsylvania
APSF-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant
Mapping the Epidemiology of Perioperative Driving Safety and Behavior

 
  

Julie HuffmyerJulie Huffmyer, MD
University of Virginia
FAER-ABA Research in Education Grant
The Association of MOCA Minute® Performance on ASPIRE Clinical Metrics

 
  

Kelly MichaelsenKelly Michaelsen, MD, PhD
University of Washington
Mentored Research Training Grant
Automated Assessment of Drug Administration in the Operating Room with Smart Eyewear Technology

 
  

Eellan SivanesanEellan Sivanesan, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Mentored Research Training Grant
Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Attenuation of Chemotherapy Induced Painful Neuropathy and Increased Chemotherapeutic Efficacy

 
  

 

Fall 2019 Grant Recipients

Stephan G. FrangakisStephan G. Frangakis, MD, PhD
Duke University
Research Fellowship Grant
Analgesic Effects of Perioperative Propranolol Administration for Spine Surgery

 
  

Adam GerberAdam Gerber, MD, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
Mentored Research Training Grant
Attenuation of Lung Injury with an Inhaled Matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibitor

 
 

Michael PugliaMichael P. Puglia, II, MD, PhD
University of Michigan
Mentored Research Training Grant
Connectivity and Complexity During General Anesthesia in the Developing Brain

 
 

Yifan Xu Yifan Xu, MD, PhD
Oregon Health and Science University
Research Fellowship Grant
Modulation of Microvascular Blood Flow and Stroke Outcome via GPR39

 
 

 

Spring 2019 Grant Recipients

Alexander F. ArriagaAlexander F. Arriaga, MD, MPH, ScD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
APSF-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant
Increasing the Frequency of Debriefing after Perioperative Crises: Altering Trajectories that Impact Provider Burnout and Wellness

 
 

Victoria BedellVictoria M. Bedell, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Mentored Research Training Grant
Anesthetic Effects on Mitochondrial Localization During Neural Development in Zebrafish

 
 

Benjamin CloydBenjamin H. Cloyd, MD
University of Michigan
FAER-ABA Research in Education Grant
Is Participation in Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Associated with Clinical Outcomes?

 
 

Benjamin GruenbaumBenjamin F. Gruenbaum, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
Mentored Research Training Grant
Neuronal Mechanisms of Unconsciousness in an Absence Seizure Model

 
 

Vesela KovachevaVesela P. Kovacheva, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Mentored Research Training Grant
Genome Wide Association Study of Patients with History of Postpartum Hemorrhage

 
 

Li Li Li Li, MD, PhD
University of Washington
Mentored Research Training Grant
Deciphering the Locus Coeruleus-Thalamic Circuit in Anesthetic Emergence

 
 

Elizabeth White Elizabeth Railey White, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Research Fellowship Grant
Identification of Molecular Targets of Fropofol-Induced Cardiac Depression with the Novel Photoaffinity Label ortho-azi-fropofol

 
 

Seyed SafavyniaSeyed A. Safavynia, MD, PhD
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Mentored Research Training Grant
Probing the Neural Mechanisms of Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Delirium Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

 
 

Mieke SoensMieke A. Soens, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Mentored Research Training Grant
The Role of Specialized Pro-resolving Mediators in the Development of Persistent Post-Surgical Pain

 
 

 

Fall 2018 Grant Recipients

anderson_thomas_MD_FAERT. Anthony Anderson, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Mentored Research Training Grant - Clinical and Translational
Modulation of Acute and Chronic Pain Using Focused Ultrasound on the Peripheral Nervous System

 
 

doshi_tina_MD_FAERTina L. Doshi, MD, MHS
Johns Hopkins University
Mentored Research Training Grant - Clinical and Translational
Novel Biomarkers and Pain Phenotypes in Trigeminal Neuralgia

 
 

rong_lisa_MD_FAERLisa Q. Rong, MD
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Mentored Research Training Grant - Clinical and Translational
Mitral Apparatus Tissue Characterization for Prediction of Anesthesia-induced Changes and Mid-term Success After Surgical and Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair

 
 

Kynes_James_MD_FAERJames Matthew Kynes, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Research in Education Grant
The Effect of Simulation Combined with Booster Training on Long-term Clinical Performance for Caesarean Delivery in a Low-resource Setting

Supported in part by the Gertie Marx Endowment Fund

 
 

 

Spring 2018 Grant Recipients

vafi_salmasi_md_faerVafi Salmasi, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
Mentored Research Training Grant - Health Services Research
Comparing Effectiveness of Duloxetine and Desipramine in Patients with Chronic Pain: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial Using Point of Care Randomization

Co-funded by the Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (SAAAPM)

 
 

katie_schenning_md_faerKatie Schenning, MD, MPH
Oregon Health and Science University
GEMSSTAR
The Role of Alzheimer’s Risk Factors in Cognitive Decline After Spine Surgery

 
 

yu_shi_md_faerYu Shi, MD, MPH
Mayo Clinic
Mentored Research Training Grant - Clinical and Translational
Longitudinal Assessment of Affect, Behavior, and Cognition in Children Undergoing General Anesthesia

 
 

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