Anesthesiology is seeking nominations for the 2021 ASA Award for Excellence in Research and 2021 James E. Cottrell, MD, Presidential Scholar Award. Awards will be presented during the Celebration of Research at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021.

The annual ASA Award for Excellence in Research recognizes an individual for outstanding achievement in research that has or is likely to have an important impact on the practice of anesthesiology. Nominees need not be a physician, an anesthesiologist, or member but must be presently engaged in research related to anesthesiology and academically accomplished with peer-reviewed publications and funded.

The James E. Cottrell, MD, Presidential Scholar Award recognizes colleagues who dedicate their formative careers to research. Anesthesiologists who are within 10 years of their first appointment to a department of anesthesiology, board-certified in their country of practice, an ASA member, and clinically active in anesthesia, intensive care, or pain medicine are eligible for the award. Candidates should be nominated by their department chair or by the Committee on Research.

The deadline for award nominations is March 31, 2021. Please submit nominations or any questions regarding this award to Ryan Walther, Managing Editor, Anesthesiology; email: For further details regarding the awards, qualifications, and required materials for nomination see

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