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Swimming With Sharks: How Anesthesiologist Inventors Can Move Their Ideas Forward Application Form Background Information: Beginning in 2014, a group of FAER Board of Directors members began work on methods FAER could use to support education and research in entrepreneurship. A proposal for a session at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 called Swimming With Sharks will provide education and networking… More »

Outstanding Mentorship Transforms Anesthesiology – 2016 FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award Recipient: Margaret Wood, MD, FRCA

Over the past three decades, the physician-scientists who have received research funding support from FAER have made discoveries and created new scientific knowledge that has transformed patient care and the clinical practice of anesthesiology. Their many accomplishments, including substantial independent funding, range significantly, and their research interests and scientific findings have differed in many ways.… More »

Transforming Anesthesiology: How the Specialty Can Become a Vibrant Contributor to Improve Public Health and Patient Safety

In the July issue of the ASA Monitor, FAER President and CEO James C. Eisenach, M.D., shares how over the past 30 years, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) has become anesthesiology’s catalyst for transformation. Through its focus on academic career development and research support, FAER transforms people, patient care and, through the… More »

New Funding Opportunity: FAER Transition to Independence Grant

For 30 years, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research has awarded research grant funding to develop the research careers of anesthesiologists who seek to answer important questions and make scientific discoveries in the areas of anesthesiology, perioperative medicine, health care delivery and medical education research. Consistent with this goal, FAER has created a new… More »

Transforming Careers: $1.825 Million Awarded to 13 Anesthesiologists

Over the past 30 years, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) has transformed people, patient care and, through the discovery and application of new scientific knowledge, the clinical practice of anesthesiology. This transformation has been initiated in large part by FAER’s research grant program, which since 1986, has enabled the anesthesiology community and… More »

FAER Announces 2016 Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Year Long Grant Recipient

The FAER Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Year-Long program is a unique opportunity for third- or fourth-year medical students to spend a year performing anesthesiology-related research alongside a mentor. Each applicant submits a research plan of their own design and seeks out a mentor with aligning expertise. These proposals, which are submitted collaboratively by the… More »

FAER Announces 2016 Medical Student Fellows

FAER’s medical student anesthesia research summer fellowships provide funding to support medical students in focusing on anesthesiology research, training in scientific methods and techniques, and learning how to incorporate research into a medical career. The fellowship provides medical students with an eight-week research experience within an academic anesthesiology department. During the fellowship, students participate in research and… More »

Encouraging Students in Research Is an Encouraging Investment

This article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of the ASA Monitor. The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) created the Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship (MSARF) Summer Program in 2005. By providing fellowships to medical students with an interest in anesthesiology and research, FAER aims to expand the scientific talent in the… More »

Many Avenues of Advancing Medicine: Reflections from Dr. Alec Rooke

Thanks to the encouragement of a chemistry teacher, George Alec Rooke, M.D., Ph.D., solidified his interest in scientific research during his senior year of high school. A year-long study abroad program during undergrad at Stanford University inspired him to pursue medicine, and mentors during medical school guided him toward anesthesiology. Now in the senior years… More »