News & Announcements

16 Anesthesiologists Receive FAER Grants in 2012

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research provides grant funding for anesthesiologists to train in basic science, clinical, translational and education research. In 2012, 16 anesthesiologists received grants and joined the group of more than 444 anesthesiologists who have received grant funding from the foundation since 1986, as well as the more than 100 investigators… More »

Growing Interest in Academic Anesthesiology

FAER started the Resident Scholar Program in 1989, and the program has been growing ever since. As FAER Resident Scholars, CA-2 residents from anesthesiology departments across the country attend the ASA annual meeting each year. The program encourages attendees to enter into academic anesthesiology and to become educators in the future. In 2011, 62 residents… More »

Medical Student Program Provides Invaluable Experience

Brian Ebert, a second-year medical student at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine/Midwestern University, visited the University of Utah in the  summer 2011 for his eight-week anesthesia research fellowship. The fellowship was supported by FAER through the Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship (MSARF) program. The MSARF program attracts talented medical students to research careers in academic… More »

Three Researchers Find Success through FAER

One of the primary goals of FAER’s grants is to provide the funding, time and mentorship anesthesiologists need to become independent investigators. The experience and data collected through FAER-funded research helps prepare them to apply for future funding from organizations such as the NIH and to produce results that drive anesthesia forward. Denham S. Ward,… More »

REG: Work Continues through RO1 Funding

FAER supports many different kinds of research. James Fehr, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine sent us his final report on his Research in Education Grant on Skills in Pediatric Anesthesia: A Simulation-Based Assessment Program, which he received in 2009. As he wrote in his report:… More »

MRTG: Funding Leads to NIH Grant

Tobias Eckle, MD, PhD, now Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Preoperative Care and Pain Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Science Center, received a Mentored Research Training Grant from FAER in 2008, and we received his final report in 2011. His grant was titled Myocardial Ischemic Preconditioning through Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF)-1α… More »

Career Development in Anesthesiology

Career development is an important focus of FAER’s programs and grants. Denham S. Ward, MD, PhD, FAER President, and Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Engineering at University of Rochester Medical Center, illustrates how FAER’s educational programs and research grants support anesthesiologists during the formative years of their careers in the May 2012 FAER Report… More »

Investing in the Future

Kathryn E. McGoldrick, MD, is Director of Anesthesiology and Vice President of the Medical Staff at Westchester Medical Center, Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology at New York Medical College, and the Residency Program Director. Throughout her career, she has served the specialty in many capacities, including leadership roles for the Connecticut State Society of Anesthesiologists,… More »

Partnership Among AUA, ASA and FAER Advances Anesthesiology

Denham S. Ward, MD, PhD, President, Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, and Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Engineering at University of Rochester Medical Center, wrote an article for the April 2012 FAER Report in the ASA Newsletter. The article, “Partnership Equals Progress: Collaboration Among Organizations Advances Anesthesia,” looks at two examples where FAER… More »

Dedicated Educator and Researcher Supports Anesthesiology

Harriet W. Hopf, MD, is Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Director of Faculty Mentoring/Director of Women in Medicine and Science, School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. As the director of resident research training at the University of Utah, the primary objective for Harriet W. Hopf,… More »