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Bradley Fritz, MD, MCSI, receives FAER training grant

Bradley Fritz, MD, MCSI

The Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is pleased to announce that Bradley Fritz, MD, MCSI, is a recipient of a $250,000 mentored research training grant from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) for his project titled Machine Learning to Enhance Prediction of Postoperative Death and Acute Kidney Injury by Anesthesiology Clinicians.

Dr. Fritz’s project focuses on how machine learning can be used to determine which patients are at high risk for complications after surgery. He will work with anesthesiology clinicians to learn how best to incorporate machine learning tools into the daily workflow of the anesthesiology control tower. Lastly, he will conduct a randomized study to determine whether the clinicians can predict complications more accurately with the machine learning tools than without them.

Fritz is an instructor in anesthesiology and also an alumnus of the Academic Scholars Advancement Program, class of 2020.

FAER’s mentored research training grants help physician-scientists develop the skills, preliminary data for subsequent grant applications, and research publications needed to become independent investigators.

An organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), FAER is dedicated to developing the next generation of physician-scientists in anesthesiology and to fueling the future of anesthesiology through scientific discovery.

More information about FAER and the 2020 grant recipients is available on the ASA website.