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The Research Integration Venture (REINVENT) program is a collaborative research seed funding program for faculty projects within the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.

The goal of REINVENT is to promote innovative research, encourage the integration of our clinical, basic, and translational research faculty, foster mentorship, and allocate resources (both time and money) transparently and competitively, with an eye toward future project sustainability. As a merit seed funding program, it encourages both intra-departmental and inter-departmental collaborations and team building, availability of academic time and financial support.

Spring 2020 Cycle:
Applications Available: January 20, 2020
Applications Due: February 25, 2020, 5 p.m. CT

Applications can be submitted through the online REDCap submission form

Collaboration is encouraged between clinical and basic/translational faculty; projects can focus on any aspect of research including clinical, education, quality, and operations.

For more information, click here to view the RFA or contact Brittany Massie at

REINVENT projects have a variety of resources available to them during the application and execution phases of their projects including, but not limited to:

  • Resident researchers are available through the RMRET program. Please contact the director, Mark Powell, M.D., for details.

  • IRB and regulatory assistance is available via Ayesha Bryant, M.D., MSPH. Applicants are encouraged to meet with Dr. Bryant prior to submitting their proposal to discuss the timeline required to obtain the necessary regulatory approval.

Past Grant Recipients

Andrew Barker, M.D.
The Effect of Guanfacine on Delirium in Elderly Critically Ill Patients 

Mark Powell, M.D.
Exosome cargo from preeclamptic patients mediates endothelial dysfuntion, subsequent cardiovascular remodeling, and the preeclamptic pehnotype

Alethia Selliers, M.D.
Precision Medicine in Anesthesia: Genetic Component in Opioid-induced Respiratory Depression