2019 Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) Grant Recipients

October 18, 2018

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) Grants. The program’s objective is to stimulate and fund studies that will clearly improve patient safety and lead to prevention of mortality and morbidity resulting from anesthesia mishaps.

Arnoley Abcejo, MD

Arnoley Abcejo, MD

Arnoley Abcejo, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Mayo Clinic Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Email: abcejo.arnoley@mayo.edu

Clinical Research
Grant Title: Neurocognitive Dysfunction after Anesthesia in Patients with Recent Concussion
Award: APSF/ASA Endowed Research Award
Amount: $150,000
Dates: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020

Award: Ellison C. Pierce, Jr. MD Merit Award
Amount: $5,000

Matthias Walz, MD

Matthias Walz, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
UMass Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Email: matthias.walz@umassmemorial.org

Clinical Research
Grant Title: Older Adult Safety in Surgery (OASIS) – Can a Preoperative Walking Prescription Bolstered by Pedometer and Remote Physical Therapist Coaching Improve Stamina and Mobility in Frail Older Adult Surgical Patients?
Award: APSF/Medtronic Research Award
Amount: $144,185
Dates: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020

Nicholas Davis, MD

Nicholas Davis, MD

Nicholas Davis, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Columbia University Department of Anesthesiology
Email: nad2101@cumc.columbia.edu

Clinical Research
Grant Title: Ultrasound evaluation of gastric emptying time in neonates and infants
Award: APSF/ASA Presidents Research Award
Amount: $149,993
Dates: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020