The annual ASA Award for Excellence in Research recognizes an individual for outstanding achievement in research that has or is likely to have an important impact on the practice of anesthesiology.

The individual’s work must represent a body of original, mature and sustained contribution to the advancement of the science of anesthesiology. The nominee need not be a physician, an anesthesiologist or a member of ASA, but must be presently engaged in research related to anesthesiology, academically accomplished with peer-reviewed publications and funded research, and nominated in response to a call for nominations. The completed application must include the nominee’s current curriculum vitae, a letter of nomination and a seconding letter from two individuals with an understanding of the research contributions of the individual.

The 2012 Award for Excellence in Research was presented to Ralph Lydic, Ph.D., at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Monday, October 15....

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