The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) is seeking nominations for the annual FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award. This award was created to ensure that the value of outstanding mentors is recognized and to encourage, develop, and retain these valuable individuals in our specialty.

The FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award recognizes mentorship rather than scientific accomplishment. Nominees must have mentored anesthesiologists or scientists who have worked in the United States and contributed significantly to the practice. The award is focused on the successful development of mentees, not the professional accomplishments of the mentor. Nominees should be superior mentors, seen as supporting the future of the specialty.

An overview of the award and the nomination process and a nomination form are posted on FAER's website at The nomination form and supporting materials are due by March 31, 2012. Please submit all nomination materials by e-mail to Mary Schrandt at