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Seeking Member Nominations for the FAER Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesiology

The FAER Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesiology facilitates the development of educational and research programs for junior faculty members, and it supports faculty members in mentoring roles. The Research Mentor Academy, established in 2004, is a resource for the development of mentors and role models in academic anesthesia. Academy members include academic anesthesiologists who… More »

Leadership Transition: Denham S. Ward, MD, PhD Concludes Service to FAER

The following announcement was sent by Joy Hawkins, MD, Chair, Board of Directors, and James R. Zaidan, MD, MBA, Past Chair, Board of Directors. The official letter is available here. Dear Friends of FAER, The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research is undergoing an important leadership transition: Denham S. Ward, MD, PhD, has stepped down… More »

Young Anesthesiology Leaders Pursue Scientific Discovery

This article originally appeared in the June 2015 ASA Newsletter. By providing fellowships to medical students with an interest in anesthesiology and research, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) aims to expand the scientific talent in the specialty. FAER’s Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowships provide funding to support students over a summer or… More »

FAER Board Approves $1.75 Million in New Research Funding

Awards Given to 14 Anesthesiologists The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Board of Directors approved $1.75 million to fund the research of 14 anesthesiologists and trainees, who represent 11 academic institutions and medical centers. With this funding, FAER, a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), will have committed nearly $30… More »

Applications Sought for FAER Research Grant Funding

Opportunities for Faculty Members and Trainees, Apply by Aug. 15 The board of directors of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) is pleased to announce FAER’s 2015 research grant funding opportunities. FAER provides grant funding to develop the research careers of anesthesiologists who seek to answer important questions and make scientific discoveries in… More »

Pursuing Answers to Challenging Cases: Why Research Is Our Silver Lining

This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of the ASA Newsletter. Learn your lesson. Look on the bright side. Search for the silver lining. When faced with a medical situation that results in a bad outcome, a complication or even a mortality that we did not expect, physicians seek answers. How do we… More »

Medical Students to Participate in Summer Anesthesia Research Fellowships

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. A medical student research fellow presents at the 2014 MSARF Symposium at the ANESTHESIOLOGY(R) annual meeting. The fellowship provides medical students… More »

FAER Grantee Publishes Study in New England Journal of Medicine

Through a study supported by a FAER Research Fellowship Grant, Catherine L. Chen, MD, MPH, Resident Physician, Research Scholar, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California San Francisco, examined unnecessary preoperative testing before cataract surgery, which is the safest and most common elective surgery among Medicare patients. The study assessed physician adherence to… More »

Inspiring, Preparing and Supporting Academic Anesthesiologists: Highlights From 2014

This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of the ASA Newsletter. As the specialty’s leading provider of career development grant funding, FAER dedicates every aspect of its work to inspiring, preparing and supporting anesthesiologists to pursue newfound knowledge that advances medicine and patient care. Throughout 2014, thanks to the generosity of the anesthesiology… More »

The Cumulative Effect of the Specialty’s Investment in Research

This article originally appeared in the March 2015 issue of the ASA Newsletter. It has been 29 years since the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research started awarding mentored career development grants for research. And nearly three decades into FAER’s existence – perhaps now more than ever – we are witnessing the cumulative effect of… More »