In 2009, the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) pledged $1,000,000 to the SCA Foundation to support cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia research projects, and renewed that commitment in 2014 with additional funds. As a result, the SCA/IARS Starter Grants and SCA/IARS Mid-Career Grants were created.

In addition, supplemental funding provided to the SCA Foundation by SCA Past President Michael Roizen, MD, supports the Roizen Anesthesia Research Foundation New Investigator Grant every other year. This award parallels basic aspects of the Starter Grant but provides a greater level of salary support for the recipient.


2018 Grant Opportunities

Grants Information

  • Two types of grants will be awarded in 2018:
    • SCA/IARS Starter Grant - up to $25,000 per year for two years.
    • SCA/IARS Mid-Career Grant - up to $50,000 per year for two years.
  • Applications will close on February 1, 2018.
  • The awards will be announced at the 2018 SCA Annual Meeting & Workshops. The grant period of 24 months can begin any time from July 1 to December 31 of the year granted. Grant recipients are required to present their work at a subsequent SCA Annual Meeting.

Eligibility

  1. Member, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists at the time of application.
  2. MD or PhD or equivalent degree.
  3. Primary Investigators (PI) on active NIH grants or other (inter)national peer-reviewed grants with > $50,000 per year are not eligible.
  4. Previous Starter or Roizen Grant recipients are only eligible for Mid-Career Grants.
  5. Grants will be judged relative to peers in the grant category submitted.
  6. Eligible research projects should be completed within three years after the award of the grant.
  7. Starter Grants: PI must be within five years of finishing training and have an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or less.
  8. Mid-Career Grants: PI must be at the level of Associate Professor or less; previous Mid-Career Grant recipients are not eligible for additional awards.

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Past Awardees

  • 2017 Research Grant Winners

    Type of Grant

    Awardee

    Title and Institution

    Research Study Title

    SCA/IARS Mid-Career Viachaslau Barodka, MD

    Assistant Professor

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Baltimore, MD

    Prevention of Cardiac Surgery Associated Acute Kidney Injusry by a Goal-Directed Perfusion Protocol: Pilot Single Center Randomized Controlled Trial
    SCA/IARS Starter Eckhard Mauermann, MD

    Research Fellow, Cardiac Anesthesia

    University Hospital of Ghent

    Ghent, Belgium

    3D Echocardiography-Derived Pressure-Volume Loops for Assessing Right Ventricular Performance. A Feasibility Study With Broad Clinical Implications
    SCA/IARS Starter Louis Saddic, MD PhD

    Fellow

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Chicago, IL

    Remote Genetic Remodeling of the Cardiac Nervous System Following Myocardial Ischemia and the Attenuation of These Changes With Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • 2016 Research Grant Winners

    Type of Grant

    Awardee

    Title and Institution

    Research Study Title

    SCA/SCAF Roizen Srdjan Jelacic, MD

    University of Washington

    Seattle, WA

    The Use of Routine Video Surveillance of the Entire Operating Room to Identify Specific Hazards and Analyze Sentinel Events from Cardiothoracic and Vascular Procedures
    SCA/IARS Starter Michael A. Mazzeffi, MD

    University of Maryland

    College Park, MD

    Procoagulant and Anticoagulant Factor Levels, Thrombin Generation, and Bleeding During Venoarterial ECMO
    SCA/IARS Starter Matthew A. Fischer, MD

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA

    Predicting Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation Using a Multi-Locus Epigenomic Risk Metric
    SCA/IARS Starter Jan M. Dieleman, MD PhD

    UMC Utrecht

    Utrecht, Netherlands

    Genome wide DNA methylation profiles in patients with severe coronary artery disease and heart failure
  • 2015 Research Grant Winners

    Type of Grant

    Awardee

    Title and Institution

    Research Study Title

    SCA/IARS Mid-Career Elod Szabo, MD PhD

    Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children

    Toronto, Canada

    Influence of Exercise and Arrhythmia on the Development of Na-channel Related Cardiomyopathy
    SCA/IARS Starter Quintin Quinones, MD PhD

    Duke University

    Durham, NC

    Innate Immune Adaptations of Hibernation as a New Approach to Protection Against Acute Organ Injury
    SCA/IARS Starter Matthew Levin, MD

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    New York, NY

    Genomics of Vasoplegia
  • 2014 Research Grant Winners

    Type of Grant

    Awardee

    Title and Institution

    Research Study Title

    SCA In-Training Domagoj Mladinov

    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Milwaukee, WI

    Novel Strategies in Advancing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: MicroRNAs, Small Molecules with Great Potential
    SCA/IARS Starter Kimberly Howard-Quijano, MD

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA

    The Role of Cardiospinal Reflexes in Modulation of Ventricular Arrhythmogenesis
    SCA/IARS Starter Bryan Maxwell, MD

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Baltimore, MD

    Development of a Comprehensive Perioperative Registry of Noncardiac Surgery and Obstetric Care for Patients with Adult Congenital Heart Disease
    SCA/SCAF Roizen Kei Togashi

    University of Washington

    Seattle, WA

    Randomized Study of the Clinical Impact of Surgical Correction of Tricuspid Insufficiency in Implantable LVAD patients
    SCA/IARS Mid-Career David McIlroy, MD

    University of Melbourne

    Melbourne, Australia

    Does varying the chloride content of intravenous fluid alter the risk of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery?
  • 2013 Research Grant Winners

    Type of Grant

    Awardee

    Title and Institution

    Research Study Title

    SCA In-Training Geoffrey D. Lively, MD

    Virginia Commonwelath University

    Richmond, VA

    A Clinical Pilot Study of Interactive Biomarkers in Coagulation, Inflammation and Endothelium with/ without Enhanced Anti-Oxidant Buffering Capacity utilizing High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C
    SCA/IARS Mid-Career Nina Hauck-Weber, PhD

    University of Amsterdam (AMC), Department of Anesthesiology

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Secretion of Caveolin to the Bloodstream-a Role for Circulation Factors in Inducing Organ Protection by Helium – A Translational Approach
    SCA/IARS Starter Michael W. Manning, MD PhD

    Duke University Medical Center; Department of Anesthesiology

    Durham, NC

     Atrial Fibrillation following Cardiopulmonary Bypass: The role of Angiotensin II
    SCA/IARS Starter Robert H. Thiele, MD

    University of Virginia School of Medicine; Departments of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Engineering

    Charlottesville, VA

    Comparison of Broad-Band Near-Infrared Spectroscopy- Derived Mitochondrial Oxidation State and Tissue Oxygen Saturation for the Detection of Ischemia in Two Models of Rat Cerebral Ischemia
  • 2012 Research Grant Winners

    Type of Grant

    Awardee

    Title and Institution

    Research Study Title

    SCA/SCAF Roizen Se-Chan Kim

    University of Bonn Dept of Anesthesiology

    Bonn, Germany

     CpG Oligodeoxynucleotide Mediated Postconditioning and Immunomodulating Effect in Myocardial Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury
    SCA/IARS Mid-Career Amanda Fox, MD

    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Boston, MA

     Genome-Wide Assessment of Genetic Associations with Heart Failure after Primary Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
    SCA/IARS Starter Tobias Piegeler

    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Illinois at Chicago

    Chicago, IL

     Amide-linked Local Anesthetics as Src kinase inhibitors in Pulmonary Vascular Inflammation – A New Target for Old Drugs?
    SCA/IARS Starter Friederike Behmenburg

    University Hospital Duesseldorf, Germany

    Duesseldorf, Germany

     Does Protection of the Aged Heart by Targeting Mitochondrial Large Conductance Ca2+-activated Potassium Channels Improve Long Term Hemodynamic Performance?
  • 2011 Research Grant Winners

    Type of Grant

    Awardee

    Title and Institution

    Research Study Title

    SCA/IARS Starter Jayant Nick Pratap

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

    Cincinnati, OH

    Randomized Trial of Near-infrared Spectroscopy to Guide Intraoperative and Intensive Care Management During Children's Heart Surgery
    SCA/IARS Starter Jan Stumpner

    University of Wuerzburg, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care

    Wuerzburg, Germany

    The Functional Role of Calcium/Calmodulin Kinase II in Ischemic and Anesthetic-induced Cardiac Protection
    SCA/IARS Mid-Career Diederik Van Dijk

    University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

    Utrecht, Netherlands

    The Effect of Dexamethasone on Cognitive Decline after Cardiac Surgery
  • 2010 Research Grant Winners

    Type of Grant

    Awardee

    Title and Institution

    Research Study Title

    SCA/IARS Starter Timo Brandenburger, MD

    University Hospital Duesseldorf, Germany

    Duesseldorf, Germany

    Effects of MicroRNA-1 Knockdown on IGF-1 and cMet Expression and Impact on Hypoxia-induced Cell Death in Rat Myoblast Cells H9c2
    SCA/IARS Starter Tetsuro Sakai, MD PhD 

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Role of Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase in Stem Cell Mediated Neuronal Protection In Vitro
    SCA/IARS Mid-Career Gregory M.T. Hare, MD PhD

    St. Michael’s Hospital

    Toronto, Canada

    Determining the Hemoglobin Threshold for Hypoxic 
    SCA/SCAF Roizen Joern A. Karhausen

    Duke University Medical Center

    Durham, NC

    The Intestinal Injury in a Rat Model of Deep Hypothermic Cardiac Arrest: Critical Role of Mucosal Mast Cells for Barrier Function and Inflammation
  • 2009 Research Grant Winners

    Type of Grant

    Awardee

    Title and Institution

    Research Study Title

    SCA/IARS Mid-Career Qing Ma, MD

    Duke University Medical Center

    Durham, NC

    PPAR Gamma as a Novel Therapeutic Target in Perioperative Cerebral Injury Following Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest
    SCA/IARS Starter Martina Nowak-Machen, MD

    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Boston, MA

    CD39 Modulates NKT Cell-induced Oxygen Toxicity in the Lung
    SCA/SCAF Roizen Matthias L. Riess, MD PhD

    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Milwaukee, WI

    Free Radicals and Mitochondrial Function: How does genetic predisposition affect cardioprotection by volatile anesthetics?
    SCA/IARS Starter Mark Lovich, MD PhD

    Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

    Boston, MA

    Pericardial Inotropic Therapy: A new paradigm for studying heart contraction
  • 2008 Research Grant Winners

    Type of Grant

    Awardee

    Title and Institution

    Research Study Title

    SCA/IARS Mid-Career Mark A. Gerhardt, MD PhD

    The Ohio State University Medical Center

    Columbus, OH

    Cytoskeletal Alterations in a Porcine Model of Restrictive Ventricular Septal Defect
    SCA/IARS Starter Ragnar Huhn, MD

    University of Amsterdam (AMC)

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Helium-induced Cardioprotection in the Hypertensive Myocardium
    SCA/IARS Starter J. Danny Muehlschlegel, MD

    Harvard Medical School

    Cambridge, MA

    Functional analysis of Protease Activated Receptor-4 Polymorphisms associated with Myocardial Injury
    SCA/IARS Starter Zhengyuan Xia, MD PhD

    University of Hong Kong

    Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

    Nitrate Tolerance Compromises Propofol Protection Of The Endothelium Against Inflammation: The Role Of PKC-ß2 And NADPH Oxidase Interaction