News & Announcements Mentorship

Anesthesiology Departments: Apply to Host a FAER Medical Student Fellow for Summer Research

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research is seeking applications from anesthesiology departments to host medical students for 2015 summer research fellowships through the FAER MSARF Program. Through the Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Summer Program, FAER strives to provide medical students with a variety of research opportunities within anesthesiology departments that have high-quality research… More »

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 »

Reinvigorating Academic Anesthesiology in 2014 – Opportunities for You

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of AUA Update, the Association of University Anesthesiologists’ newsletter. A new year is upon us, and this time often represents a period of reflection and resolution, of recuperation and reinvention. Considering all of the possible transformation, I’d like to add another word into the mix: reinvigorate.… 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 »

Research Grant Funding Proposals due Feb. 15, 2014

The FAER Board of Directors is seeking applications for its 2014 research grant funding cycle. The following research grant funding opportunities are available to anesthesiologists and anesthesiology trainees in 2014. The application website for the 2014 grant funding cycle is open. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2014. Mentored Research Training Grant Research Areas:… More »

Nominate an Outstanding Mentor for the 2014 Mentoring Excellence Award

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research is accepting nominations for the 2014 FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award. The award recognizes an outstanding mentor in anesthesiology and the value of mentorship in the specialty. Each year, the FAER Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesiology presents the award at the ASA annual meeting during the… 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 »

Healthcare Services Research Grant Opportunity: Why the Time Is Now

With concerns regarding the increasing costs of health care in the United States, policymakers have increasingly focused on identifying strategies to improve the health of the U.S. population while simultaneously lowering costs. In this context, health care services research – which the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) defines as “a multidisciplinary field of… More »

It’s Not Just the Mentor

The goal of our collective push toward research mentorship is really to ensure that the supply of anesthesiology, critical care and pain practitioners, with the interest and ability to conduct cutting-edge research, remains strong. Why? Because research is what brought our specialty to where it is today, and research will be necessary to take us… More »

*New* Healthcare Services Research Grant Announced

With the urgency to transform healthcare along the triple aim of improving health for the individual, improving health for the population and reducing costs, it is critical to train anesthesiologists in the science of healthcare services research. The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research and the Anesthesia Quality Institute are partnering to offer a pilot… More »