IARS Mentored Research Award

The IARS Mentored Research Awards (IMRA) are intended to support investigations that will further the understanding of clinical practice in anesthesiology and related sciences. Up to four research projects are selected annually, with a maximum award of $175,000 each, payable over two years. The grants are intended to help create future leaders and prepare applicants to apply for independent research funding.

Applications for the IMRA may be in any area of investigation (clinical, translational, basic science), but must have ultimate relevance to the broad practice of anesthesiology and its subspecialties. Principal applicants for IMRA must be members of the IARS who have yet to establish substantial independent research funding or who are initiating a new area of research. Candidates should present a clear research plan, propose work that is pertinent to anesthesiology, and have both a senior mentor and an appointment in a successful principal investigator’s group. All IMRA applications will be reviewed by an external advisory board, appointed by the IARS Board of Trustees and Research Committee. Applications will be reviewed on the basis of scientific merit, adequate preliminary data, career potential of the investigator, and importance of the investigation to the specialty of anesthesiology. Awards are granted at the sole discretion of the IARS.

Note: The 2018 IMRA application cycle is now closed. Check back for updates on our 2019 cycle. Please contact [email protected] with any questions or if you would like additional information.

Past Recipients

Broc Burke, MD, PhD
Development of a Real-Time, Bedside, Brain Functional Connectivity Monitor

Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Neil Goldenberg, MD, PhD
The Role of HMGB1 in Pulmonary Hypertension

The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Karim Ladha, MD
Peri-Operative Wearables in Elder Recovery after Surgery (POWERS) Trial

University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kathleen Meacham, MD, PhD
A Wireless System for the Mechanistic Study of Spinal Cord Stimulation

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Saint Louis, MO

Jessica Bowser, PhD
Targeting Epithelial Regeneration for Perioperative Organ Protection.

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas

Wayland Cheng, MD, PhD
The Structural Basis of Neurosteroid Binding to the GABA(A) Receptor.

Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

Jamie Privratsky, MD, PhD
The role of macrophage IL-1 signaling in acute kidney injury and recovery

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Robert Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FRCA
Cognitive Disintegration in Delirium.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

Daniel Mclsaac, M.D., M.P.H., F.R.C.P.C
A PSH for the Frail Elderly (Phase 3): Prehabilitation of Frail Elderly

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Angela Meier, MD, PhD
Anesthesia and Sex Specific, Immune Dependent Impact on Cancer Progression

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

Eric Vu, MD
Predictive Analytic Tool for Diagnosis of Coronary Allograft Vasculopathy
This grant is jointly sponsored by SAAA

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Wei Zhou, MD, PhD
The Roles and Applications of Orexin/Hypocretin System in Anesthesia

UCSF Medical Center/UCSF Children’s Hospital
San Francisco, California

Charles Brown, IV, MD
Prevention and Consequences of Postoperative Delirium

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Laura Cornelissen, PhD
Cerebral Dynamics of General Anesthesia in Childhood

Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Erica P. Lin, MD
Protective anesthetic strategies during neonatal brain ischemia

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Michael W. Manning, PhD, MD
Mechanisms In the Development of Post Operative Atrial Fibrillation

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

Miles Berger, MD, PhD
The trajectory and significance of perioperative changes in AD biomarkers

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

Minjae Kim, MD
Assessing perioperative comorbidities through latent class analysis

Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York

Nadia Lunardi, MD, PhD
Anesthesia-induced impairments of developmental synaptic plasticity

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia

Rene Przkora, MD, PhD
Preconditioning of Older Patients undergoing Hip Joint Replacement Surgery

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, Texas

Sinziana Avramescu, PhD
Do anesthetics exacerbate memory deficits following traumatic brain injury?

University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Gerard Curley, PhD, MB, BCh, BAO
Targeting the MSC-macrophage interaction; optimizing cell therapy for ARDS.

St Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Aeyal Raz, MD, PhD
Pathway specific mechanisms of anesthesia in the cortex.

University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Lin Zou, MD, PhD
Impact of TLR3-cfB signaling on septic cardiomyopathy.

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

2018

Broc Burke, MD, PhD
Development of a Real-Time, Bedside, Brain Functional Connectivity Monitor

Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Neil Goldenberg, MD, PhD
The Role of HMGB1 in Pulmonary Hypertension

The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Karim Ladha, MD
Peri-Operative Wearables in Elder Recovery after Surgery (POWERS) Trial

University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kathleen Meacham, MD, PhD
A Wireless System for the Mechanistic Study of Spinal Cord Stimulation

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Saint Louis, MO

2017

Jessica Bowser, PhD
Targeting Epithelial Regeneration for Perioperative Organ Protection.

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas

Wayland Cheng, MD, PhD
The Structural Basis of Neurosteroid Binding to the GABA(A) Receptor.

Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

Jamie Privratsky, MD, PhD
The role of macrophage IL-1 signaling in acute kidney injury and recovery

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Robert Sanders, MBBS, PhD, FRCA
Cognitive Disintegration in Delirium.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

2016

Daniel Mclsaac, M.D., M.P.H., F.R.C.P.C
A PSH for the Frail Elderly (Phase 3): Prehabilitation of Frail Elderly

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Angela Meier, MD, PhD
Anesthesia and Sex Specific, Immune Dependent Impact on Cancer Progression

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

Eric Vu, MD
Predictive Analytic Tool for Diagnosis of Coronary Allograft Vasculopathy
This grant is jointly sponsored by SAAA

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Wei Zhou, MD, PhD
The Roles and Applications of Orexin/Hypocretin System in Anesthesia

UCSF Medical Center/UCSF Children’s Hospital
San Francisco, California

2015

Charles Brown, IV, MD
Prevention and Consequences of Postoperative Delirium

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Laura Cornelissen, PhD
Cerebral Dynamics of General Anesthesia in Childhood

Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Erica P. Lin, MD
Protective anesthetic strategies during neonatal brain ischemia

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Michael W. Manning, PhD, MD
Mechanisms In the Development of Post Operative Atrial Fibrillation

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

2014

Miles Berger, MD, PhD
The trajectory and significance of perioperative changes in AD biomarkers

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina

Minjae Kim, MD
Assessing perioperative comorbidities through latent class analysis

Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York

Nadia Lunardi, MD, PhD
Anesthesia-induced impairments of developmental synaptic plasticity

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia

Rene Przkora, MD, PhD
Preconditioning of Older Patients undergoing Hip Joint Replacement Surgery

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, Texas

2013

Sinziana Avramescu, PhD
Do anesthetics exacerbate memory deficits following traumatic brain injury?

University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Gerard Curley, PhD, MB, BCh, BAO
Targeting the MSC-macrophage interaction; optimizing cell therapy for ARDS.

St Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Aeyal Raz, MD, PhD
Pathway specific mechanisms of anesthesia in the cortex.

University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Lin Zou, MD, PhD
Impact of TLR3-cfB signaling on septic cardiomyopathy.

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

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2019 Annual Meeting

The 2019 IARS Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium will be aligned with the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) and Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) Annual Meetings, May 16 – May 20, 2019 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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