Duke Anesthesiology’s William Maixner, DDS, PhD, and Paul Wischmeyer, MD, have been appointed as members of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesiology.
They received this honor for their contributions as mentors for anesthesia residents, fellows and faculty. The FAER Academy’s objective is to recognize mentors who have not only committed their career to the development and advancement of academic anesthesiologists and others in research, but promoted mentoring among colleagues in the specialty – all in effort to increase the quality of research and advance the scope of academic anesthesiology. The main criterion for membership of the academy is the number of individuals whom the mentor has supported and the quality of work accomplished by those individuals.
Dr. Maixner is a world-renowned pain researcher and the director of Duke Anesthesiology’s newly established Center for Translational Pain Medicine. Dr. Wischmeyer is recognized internationally for his interdisciplinary research and translational approach to challenges in perioperative and critical care medicine. He is the associate vice chair for clinical research and the co-director of the Academic Career Enrichment Scholars (ACES) Resident Research Program within Duke Anesthesiology. Additionally, Dr. Wischmeyer is the director of perioperative research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), the largest clinical research institute in the world.