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Many Avenues of Advancing Medicine: Reflections from Dr. Alec Rooke

Thanks to the encouragement of a chemistry teacher, George Alec Rooke, M.D., Ph.D., solidified his interest in scientific research during his senior year of high school. A year-long study abroad program during undergrad at Stanford University inspired him to pursue medicine, and mentors during medical school guided him toward anesthesiology. Now in the senior years… More »

Becoming an Exceptional Anesthesiologist

Chad Greene, D.O., is a PGY-1 anesthesiology resident at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Greene graduated from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a FAER Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship at Vanderbilt last year. As a medical student, Dr. Greene served as chair of the ASA Medical Student Component, on the ASA Board of… More »

Realizing a Dream, Cultivating a Legacy

Carl C. Hug, Jr., MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine, and Emeritus Faculty at the Emory University Center for Ethics, spent more than 30 years of his career as an anesthesiologist and intensivist at Emory University Hospital, Crawford Long Hospital and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Atlanta. Dr. Hug… More »

Researcher at Penn Receives NIH Funding after FAER Grant

Since receiving a FAER Mentored Research Training Grant in Clinical or Translational Science (MRTG-CT) in 2011 for his project “Anesthesia Technique and Outcomes After Hip Fracture: Instrumental Variable Analysis,” Mark Neuman, MD, MSc, has conducted a number of analyses of a large database with anesthesia care and clinical outcomes for more than 50,000 patients treated… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »