Past Grant Recipients

Past Recipients

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Scientific Evaluation Committee is pleased to announce the APSF Grant recipients:

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Scientific Evaluation Committee is pleased to announce the APSF Grant recipients and named awards (see Winter issue of the APSF Newsletter that corresponds to the year of the grant for a description of the research protocol):

2018

John E. Fiadjoe, M.D.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Videolaryngoscopy in Small Infants (VISI) Trial. A four-site study to evaluate the use of non-angulated video laryngoscopes to assess first-pass success in infants 12 months and under
$149,702
APSF/Medtronic Research Award
$5,000
Ellison C. Pierce, Jr. MD Merit Award

Randy W. Loftus, M.D.
University of Iowa Hospitals
Reducing Perioperative S. aureus Transmission via use of an Evidence-Based, Multimodal Program Continually Optimized by Innovative Surveillance (OR PathTrac)
$150,000
APSF/ASA Presidents’ Research Award

2017

Seth T. Herway, MD
University of California, San Diego
An insidious cause of postoperative weakness: Peripheral stores of neurouscular blocking agents caused by unrecognized extravasaton when injected distal to a NIBP cuff
$149,976
APSF/ASA President’s Research Award

Michael A. Mazzeffi, MD, MPH
University of Maryland
High-flow nasal cannula oxygen in patients having anesthesia for endoscopy
$150,000
APSF/ASA Endowed Reserach Award

Daniel I. Sessler, MD
Department of Outcomes Research, Cleveland Clinic
A randomized, blinded trial of continuous postoperative hemodynamic and saturation monitoring

$150,000
APSF/Medtronic Research Award

Janet M. van Vlymen, MD
Queen’s University/Kingston, Ontario
Can healthcare-associated hepatitis C virus outbreaks occur when intravenous medication vials are accessed with clean needles and syringes for use in multiple patients?
$148,235
Ellison C. Pierce, Jr. MD Merit Award

2016

Jean Wong, MD, FRCP
Toronto Western Hospital
Prevention of Delirium in Elderly with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
$149,000
APSF/ASA President’s Research Award
Ellison C. Pierce, Jr. MD Merit Award

Sallie J. Weaver, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Development and Evaluation of an Online Improvement Implementation Course for Anesthesiology Trainees
$148,374
APSF/ASA Endowed Resarch Award

Amanda R. Burden, MD
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Grant Title:  Emergency manual use: A training program for the reader
$75,000 for each year of two year grant
APSF Safety Scientist Career Development Award (July 2016-June 2018)

Ankeet D. Udani, MD
Duke University
Grant Title: A comparison of two learining theories on emergency manual use: Classroom based experiential learning  versus electronic-based self-directed learning
$75,000 for each year of two year grant
APSF Safety Scientist Career Development Award (July 2016-June 2018)

2015

Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Grant Title:  Using Emergency Manuals During Interprofessional Crisis Management:  Are There Unintended Consequences?
APSF/ASA Endowed Research Award
Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD, Merit Award

Quinn L. Johnson, MD, MBA
University of Missouri
Grant Title:  Does Optimized General Anesthesia Care Reduce Postoperative Delerium in Older Patients Undergoing Hip Fracture Repair?
APSF/ASA President’s Research Award

Jodi D. Sherman, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
Grant Title:  Environmengtal and Public Health Impactgs of Anesthesia Alternatives

2014

Scott C. Watkins,MD
Vanderbilt University
Grant Title: The Effect of Technical and Non-Technical Decision Support Tools on Team Performance in Simulated Pediatric Cases
APSF/ASA President’s Research Award
Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD Merit Award

Karthik Raghunathan, MD, MPH
Duke University Medical Center
Grant Title:  Comparative Safety of Different Types of IV Fluids for Resuscitation in the OR and ICU:  An Applied Pharmacologic Approach
APSF/ASA Endowed Research Award

Karl Hammermeister, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Grant Title:  Neuromuscular Blockade and Perioperative Outcomes
APSF/Covidien Research Award

Deborah Culley, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Grant Title:  Preoperative Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients: Feasibility of Routine Screening and Utility for Predicting Morbidity

Meghan B. Lane-Fall, MD, MSPH
Perlman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Grant Title:  Handoffs and Transitons in Critical Care
$75,000 for each year of two year grant
APSF Safety Scientist Career Development Award (July 2014-June 2016)

Andrew Bowdle, MD, PhD
University of Washington School of Medicine
Grant Title:  Study of the Implementation and Performance of the APSF Pre-anesthetic Induction Patient Safety (PIPS) Checklist
APSF Award based on Request for Proposal

2013

Leanne Groban, MD
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Grant Title:  Does Preoperative Assessment of Nutritional Status, Mobility and Frailty Among Geriatric Patients Predict Early Postoperative Morbid Events?
APSF/ASA Endowed Research Award
Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD Merit Award

Noa Segall, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
Grant Title:  Forgetting to Remember: Prospective Memory Error as an Unexplored Patient Safety Issue
APSF/ASA President’s Research Award
The Doctors Company Foundation Ann S. Lofsky, MD Research Award

Richard R. McNeer, MD, PhD
University of Miami
Grant Title:  Investigation into the Reduction of Alarm/Listener Fatigue
APSF/Masimo Foundation Research Award

Lara Brewer, PhD
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Grant Title:  Reducing Postoperative Respiratory Events Through Low-Cost Detection and Prompting for Patient Self-Rescue
APSF/Covidien Research Award

2012

Miriam M. Treggiari, MD
University of Washington
Grant Title:  Extubation Safety Quality Initiative Project-ESQIP
APSF/ASA Endowed Research Award
Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD Merit Award

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD
Vanderbilt University
Grant Title:  Enhancing Perioperative Safety Through the Determination of Intraoperative Predictors of Post-opertative Deterioration
APSF/Covidien Research Award
The Doctors Company Foundation Ann S. Lofsky Research Award

Vidya Chidambaran, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Grant Title:  Opioid Safety in Children:  Evaluation of Continuous Capnography Monitoring and Prediction of Susceptibility to Respiratory Depression
$75,000 for each year of two year grant
APSF Safety Scientist Career Development Award (July 2012-June 2014)

2011

Charles W. Hogue, Jr., MD
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Grant Title:  Assessing Cerebral Blood Flow Autoregulation in the Head-up vs. Supine Position During General Anesthesia and its Relationship with Postoperative Neurocognitive Changes and Serum Biomarkers of Brain Injury
APSF Award/Request for Proposal to Study the Semi-Sitting Position and  Cerebral Ischemia

Anne Miller, PhD
Vanderbilt University
Grant Title:  Embedding Safety-Related Evidence-Based Protocols into Routine Practice
APSF/Covidien Research Award*

Andreas Taenzer, MD
Dartmouth Medical School
Grant Title:  Examination of Respiratory Rate Monitoring as a Patient Surveillance Paameter for Inpatient Populations
APSF/ASA President’s Endowed Research Award
Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD Merit Award

Eric You-Ten, MD, PhD
University of Toronto
Grant Title:  A Prospective Observational Study to Determine the Prognostic Value of Noninvasive Computed Tomography Coronary Angiogram for Cardiac Risk Stratification in Noncardiac Surgery-Role of the 320 Row Multidetector
APSF/ASA Endowed Research Award
The Doctors Company Foundation Ann S. Lofsky MD Research Award

2010

Richard H. Blum, MD, MSE
Boston Children’s Hospital
Grant Title:  Assessing Performance of First Year Anesthesia Residents to Ensure Minimum Competence  
APSF/ASA President’s Endowed Research Award
Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD Merit Award

Ashraf S. Habib, MB, BCh
Duke University Medical Center
Grant Title:  Computerized Surveillance of Opioid-Related Adverse Drug Events in the Postoperative Period
APSF/Covidien Research Award*

Stuart McCluskey, MD
University of Toronto
Grant Title:  Virtual Anesthesia:  An Online Simulation of Intraoperative Hemodynamic Management in Major Surgical Procedures

Marcin Wasowicz, MD
University of Toronto
Grant Title:  The Association Between Platelet Inhibition (Functon) and Periopeartive Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Post-Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Patients Undergoing Non-cardiac surgery Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery
APSF/Eisai Research Award

Guy L. Weinberg, MD
University of Illinois
Grant Title:  Developing an Educational Tool for Managing Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity
APSF/ASA Endowed Research Award
The Doctors Company Foundation Ann S. Lofsky MD Research Award

2009

Ehab S. Farag, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Grant Title:  Effects of Lactated Ringer’s Solution versus Albumin and Alpha-2 Agonist Brimonidine versus Placebo on Intraocular Pressure During Prone Spine Surgery
APSF/Eisai Research Award

Randolph H. Hastings, MD, PhD
Veterans Administration, San Diego, CA
Grant Title:  Educational Value of an Adjustable and Life-Like Laryngoscopy Simulator
APSF/Covidien Research Award*

Randy W. Loftus, MD
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Grant Title:  Assessment of Routine Intraoperative Horizontal Transmission of Potentially Pathogenic Bacterial Organisms and Associated Morbidity and Mortality
APSF/Anesthesia Healthcare Partners Research Award

Anahi Perlas, MD
University of Toronto
Grant Title:  Gastric Ultrasonography:  A Noninvasive Tool to Determine Gastric Volume
APSF/ASA President’s Endowed Research Award
The Doctors Company Foundation Ann S. Lofsky MD Research Award

Daniel Raemer, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Grant Title:  Challenging Others in the Operating Room:  Testing an Educational Patient Safety Initiative for Anesthesia Faculty
APSF/ASA Endowed Research Award

Dwayne R. Westenskow, PhD
University of Utah
Grant Title:  User Interface to Prevent Intravenous Infusion Pump Errors
Cardinal Health Foundation Research Award
Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD Merit Award

2008

Asokumar Buvanendran, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Grant Title:  Patients after Minor Surgery with Monitored Anesthesia Care: Is it Safe to Drive?

Thomas J. Ebert, MD, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Grant Title:  Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Adverse Perioperative Outcomes
APSF/ASA Endowed Research Award

Zeev Friedman, MD
University of Toronto
Grant Title:  Evaluation of an Anatomically Guided, Logically Formulated Airway Measure to Predict Difficult Intubations

Benjamikn A. Kohl, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Grant Title:  Identifying a Novel Mechanism for Perioperative Hyperglycemia in Cardiac Surgery:  A Role for Incretins
APSF/Merck and Company Research Award*

Jacqueline M. Leung, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Grant Title:  Pathophysiology of Postoperative Delirium
APSF/Anesthesia Healthcare Partners Research Award

David J. Murray, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
Grant Title:  Web-based Program for Ultrasound Training
Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD Merit Award

Mark D. Rollins, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Grant Title:  Supplemental Oxygen: A Reduction in Pulse Oximetry Sensitivity or an Increased Margin of Safety?
Cardinal Health Foundation Research Award

2007

Kirk Hogan, MD, JD
University of Wisconsin
Grant Title:  Anesthetic and Surgical Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease in Adult Children of Patients with Alzeheimer’s  Disease
APSF/Anesthesia Healthcare Partners Research Award

Karen J. Roetman, MD
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Grant Title:  Safety of Postoperative Opioid Analgesia in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea:  What are the Risks and How can the Risks be Safely Managed?
Cardinal Health Foundation Research Award

Jenny W. Rudolph, PhD
Boston University School of Public Health
Grant Title:  Does a Standardized Electronic Protocol for Anesthesia Handoffs Improve Information Transfer to Reduce the Potential for Adverse Events?

Jason Slagle
Vanderbilt University
Grant Title:  The Impact of Performance-Shaping Factors on Anesthesia Care Task Distribution, Vigilance, Workload and Non-routine Events

Greg Stratmann, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Grant Title:  Effectiveness of Three Clinically Applicable Strategies to Improve the Safety of Neonatal Anesthesia Neonatal Anesthesia
Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD Merit Award

2006

Martin J. London, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Grant Title:  Perioperative Pharmacologic Prophylaxis for Cardiovascular Events in the Department of Veterans Affairs:  A Pharmacoepidemiologic Pilot Project
APSF/Anesthesia Healthcare Partners Research Award

Melanie C. Wright, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
Grant Title:  Objective Measures of Performance in Simulated Anesthesia:  A Comparison of Novices and Experts
Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD Merit Award

*partial support of a fully funded named grant