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Carl Koller Memorial Research Grant

The ASRA Carl Koller Memorial Research Fund has available a total of $200,000 biennially to support clinical and laboratory studies related to any aspect of regional anesthesia and analgesia and their application to surgery.

Carl Koller Research Grant submission criteria

The 2015 application deadline has passed.
This grant is awarded in even-numbered years. The next call for proposals will open in summer 2016.

Thank you to our generous supporters.


2014 Carl Koller Award Recipient

Barys Ihnatsenka, MD
Principal investigator
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Research: Towards a curriculum for transferrable training in thoracic epidural and paravertebral block using an advanced mixed-reality simulator.

Curriculum development: Dr. Barys Ihnatsenka, Dr. Nikolaus Gravenstein, Dr. David Edwards, Dr. Lisa Warren

Technical implementation: Mr. David Lizdas, Dr. Samsun Lampotang


Past Carl Koller Memorial Research Grant Recipients

Chronic Pain Medicine Research Grant

The newly established ASRA Chronic Pain Medicine Research Grant aims to promote and facilitate high quality research in pain medicine. Results of such research will guide clinical practice for pain physicians and improve patient health care.

Chronic Pain Medicine Research Grant submission criteria

ASRA is currently accepting applications for this grant, with a deadline of September 1, 2016.

Thank you to our generous supporters.


2013 Chronic Pain Research Grant Recipient

Jijun Xu, MD, PhD
Principal investigator
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Mentor: Mohamed Naguib, MD

Consultants: Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD; Richard Rosenquist, MD

Research: Regulation of Spinal Microglial Fractalkine/CX3CR1 and TNF-alpha Signaling in Paclitaxel Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Rats

2015 Research Update

Jijun Xu, MD, PhD, provided an update on his grant project on November 21st at the 14th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting in Miami, FL. Read a summary of his presentation.


Past Chronic Pain Research Grant Recipients

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