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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 »

Two Medical Students Receive Year-Long Research Fellowships from FAER

By providing fellowships to medical students with an interest in anesthesiology and research, FAER aims to expand the scientific talent in the specialty. FAER’s Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowships provide funding to support medical students over a summer — or a year — in focusing on anesthesiology research, training in scientific methods and techniques, and… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Anesthesiology Resident Experiences ASA Annual Meeting through FAER

Kevin T. Beers, M.D. is 2012 FAER Resident Scholar and an anesthesiology resident, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. As a CA-2 resident at the University of Virginia, I had the opportunity to attend the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2012 annual meeting as a FAER Resident Scholar. It was an honor to be chosen to represent UVA at this meeting.… More »