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 resolution. Looking back at what FAER accomplished in 2013 – thanks to our donors and supporters – I am inspired. And looking further into 2014, I am motivated to reach new heights with (hopefully) unsurpassed levels of research grant funding and medical student fellows. Here are a few key milestones from 2013 that are helping propel us into the New Year.

FAER provides anesthesiology research grant funding in basic science, clinical, translational, health services and education research. In 2013, 17 anesthesiologists representing 12 institutions received FAER grants. The award funding totaled $2.4 million, the second-highest amount FAER has ever awarded in a single year.

With these awards, FAER’s all-time funding surpassed $31 million (482 grants over...

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