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John F. Garde Researcher of the Year Award 

Deadline: April 1

Download Application materials for the John F. Garde Researcher of the Year Award. Applications for this award will be held and considered for three years after submission.

John F. GardeThe Researcher of the Year Award is named in memory of John F. Garde, a previous Foundation Trustee, AANA Executive Director, and a charter member of the AANA Foundation. John was instrumental in the creation of the Foundation and realized the importance of supporting nurse anesthesia long into the future. He was a leader whose accomplishments are remarkable by anyone’s standards. The John F. Garde Researcher of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the practice of anesthesia through research.

 

 2021 Award

Edwin Aroke

The Researcher of the Year Award recognizes people who have made significant contributions to the practice of anesthesia through research and is named in memory of John F. Garde, a previous Foundation trustee, AANA executive director, and charter member of the AANA Foundation. The AANA Foundation presents the prestigious 2021 John F. Garde Researcher of the Year Award to Edwin Aroke, PhD, MSN, CRNA.

 Dr. Aroke has made significant contributions to the field of anesthesia through his extensive research efforts. An outstanding educator, mentor and prolific writer, Dr. Aroke is passionate about improving anesthesia outcomes and decreasing health disparities. He has presented nationally and internationally about the field of anesthesia, genomics, pain, and disparities. Aroke was also recently selected as a 2019 Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar by the NIH, and the 2020 AANA Didactic Instructor of the Year. 

Previous Researchers of the Year

  • 2020 - Sarah Jingying Zhang, PhD, CRNA
  • 2019 - Captain Dennis Spence, PhD, CRNA, NC, USN
  • 2018 - Colonel Tomas Ceremuga, PhD, MSN, CRNA
  • 2017 - AANA Foundation Closed Claim Research Team
  • 2016 - Tamra Dukatz, MSN, CRNA
  • 2015 - ​Bonnie Molloy, PhD, CRNA
  • 2014 - Ladan Eshkevari, PhD, CRNA, LAc
  • 2013 - Paul Austin, PhD, CRNA
  • 2012 - Bruce Schoneboom, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
  • 2011 - Maureen P. Reilly, PhD, MSN, MHS, CRNA
  • 2010 - Charles A. Griffis, PhD, CRNA
  • 2009 - CDR John Maye, PhD, CRNA, USN, NC
  • 2008 - Michael Fallacaro, DSN, CRNA
  • 2007 - CAPT Charles Vacchiano, PhD, CRNA, PhD, USN (Ret), NC
  • 2006 - Normalynn Garrett, PhD, CRNA
  • 2005 - Clarence Biddle, PhD, CRNA
  • 2004 - Karen Crawforth, PhD, CRNA
  • 2003 - Michele E. Gold, PhD, CRNA
  • 2002 - Joseph Pellegrini, DNSc, CRNA
  • 2002 - Francis Gerbasi, PhD, CRNA
  • 2001 - Thomas E. Obst, PhD, CRNA
  • 2000 - Denise Martin-Sheridan, EdD, CRNA


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