News & Announcements

FAER Hosts Panel on Translational Medical Research

Donn M. Dennis, MD, FAHA, the Joachim S. Gravenstien, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of Nanomedicine at the University of Florida; and Chief Science Officer at Xhale, Inc., in Gainesville, Florida, wrote the FAER Report article for the January 2012 issue of the ASA Newsletter on translational medical research and entrepreneurship in anesthesiology. In… More »

2011 FAER Research Grant Recipients

The FAER Board of Directors approved grants to support the research of 14 promising anesthesia researchers and educators in 2011. Awards included: Mentored Research Training Grants Eight Mentored Research Training Grants (MRTGs) focused on developing the skills andpreliminary data physicians need to become competitive independent investigators. MRTGs provide $75,000 in year one and $100,000 in… More »

Geriatric Anesthesia Requires Further Research

Michael C. Lewis, MD, Assistant Dean, International Graduate Medical Education; Vice Chair, Residency Affairs; and Program Director, Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami wrote a FAER Report article in the February 2011 issue of the ASA Newsletter called “The Importance of Geriatric Anesthesia Research: A Discussion of the Ages.” In the article,… More »

FAER Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Marking 25 years since our incorporation in 1986, the year 2011 is an exciting one for the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research. FAER was originally founded to create more research opportunities for anesthesiologists. Over the years, it has evolved to serve a broader mission to advance medicine through education and research in anesthesiology.

Dr. Alan Sessler Retires from FAER

A founding member of the FAER Board of Directors, Alan D. Sessler, MD, served as the foundation’s executive director/president from 1995 to 2011. In 2010, the FAER board announced Dr. Sessler’s successor, Denham S. Ward, MD, PhD, an accomplished physician scientist with a long history of leadership in anesthesiology. Dr. Sessler wrote an article for the ASA Newsletter, in which he reflected on his service at FAER, called “Privileged to Serve.”

2010 Research Grant Recipients

The FAER Board of Directors recently approved grants to support the research of fourteen promising anesthesia researchers and educators. Awards included: Mentored Research Training Grants Nine Mentored Research Training Grants (MRTGs) focused on developing the skills and preliminary data physicians need to become competitive independent investigators. MRTGs provide $75,000 in year one and $100,000 in… More »