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Education Mentorship Gets a Boost: FAER Academy of Education Mentors Expands Activities

This article originally appeared in the August 2014 issue of the ASA Newsletter. Promoting innovation and research in anesthesiology education has been a primary goal of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) from inception. Since its beginning in 2012, the FAER Academy of Education Mentors in Anesthesiology has pursued its mission to support… More »

2014 Research Grants Announced, FAER Awards Record $2.5 Million

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) provides anesthesiology research grant funding in basic science, clinical, translational, health services and education research. In 2014, 16 anesthesiologists representing 13 institutions received FAER grants. The award funding exceeded $2.5 million, which is the highest amount FAER has ever awarded in a single year and breaks the… More »

Increase the Research Pipeline Through Medical Student Fellowships

This article originally appeared in the June 2014 issue of the ASA Newsletter. You can read the full issue online here. In 1979, James Wyngaarden published “The Clinical Investigator as an Endangered Species” in the New England Journal of Medicine.1 He was concerned about the decline in the number of research training fellowships for MDs.… More »

FAER Grants, Federal Funding and the Future of Anesthesiology

This article originally appeared in the April 2014 issue of the ASA Newsletter. You can read the full issue online here. There are many markers of “success” in a research career, such as winning the Nobel Prize, but we most commonly use grants and research publications as indicators, perhaps with their quality measured by a… More »

Fueling the Future of Medicine Via Education and Research

This article originally appeared in the March 2014 issue of the ASA Newsletter. You can read the full issue online here. The wonder of my life has evolved through exposure to new ideas, expert mentoring by wise educators and a personal willingness to allow remolding and broadening of my view of the world. My growth… More »

FAER’s Milestone Moments in 2013

This article originally appeared in the February 2014 issue of the ASA Newsletter. You can view the whole issue online here. Although many of us in academic anesthesiology are wired to operate on an academic year (July-June), it is always during the turn of a new calendar year that triggers a time of reflection and… More »

Mentorship and Sponsorship: Helping Define and Navigate a Successful Career

This article originally appeared in the January 2014 issue of the ASA Newsletter. Mentoring Mentoring has been defined as “a dynamic, reciprocal relationship in a work environment between an advanced career incumbent and a beginner aimed at promoting the development of both.”1 In this model, the mentor is teacher, protector, role model and advisor. This… More »

FAER: Real Advocacy through Education and Research

This article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of the ASA Newsletter. You can view the full issue online here. The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) is now in its 27th year. There have been 482 research and education grants awarded during these 27 years. FAER’s mission is “to advance medicine through… More »

Johns Hopkins-based Grant Recipient Receives $2 million in New Funding

Rebecca Aslakson, MD, PhD, received a FAER Mentored Research Training Grant in 2011 to study “Crafting a Palliative Care Intervention for Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients.” In addition to her scientific aims of the project, she also aimed to achieve career development milestones that would establish her as a successful clinician-scientist. Dr. Aslakson is an… More »