The CAAP program is the first of its kind that provides mentorship and resources to facilitate clinical research academic endeavors.

To develop the proper infrastructure to enable clinical faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine to conduct translational and clinical research, which will lead to publications in peer review journals and improve patient care.

To establish a sustainable structure to support a nationally and internationally recognized research program that is aligned with our mission.

Strategy to Achieve the Mission:
To establish a robust mentoring program to allow junior clinical faculty (or senior faculty who have not conducted research) to benefit from the experience of senior clinician-scientists.
To help clinical faculty interested in research submit all necessary documents to IRB and other regulatory agencies and ensure that they remain in compliance
To bring together a group of senior physicians and scientists to critique proposals from clinical faculty in a constructive manner which will significantly improve the quality of the research
To supervise the research infrastructure personnel to ensure they work closely with the faculty to facilitate their research efforts
To enable anesthesiology resident physicians to receive and identify projects that can be completed during their time dedicated to education in research and present their work in regional and national meetings, providing resources that facilitate its missions such as:

  • direct mentorship to junior faculty and trainees by experienced, well-published faculty,
  • funding for projects,
  • staff support (research assistants, IRB administrative support, statistical support, IT support, and the assistance of a librarian)
  • protected time for faculty to conduct research.


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Michael Frölich, M.D., M.S.
Director, CAAP

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Ayesha Bryant, M.S.P.H., M.D.
Associate Director, CAAP/RMRET