Dr. Michael Lim receives the 2023 Ab Guha Award at the CNS from Dr. Isabelle Germano, Tumor Section Chair.  


 Congratulations to the CNS 2023 Awardees 


The 2023 CNS Tumor Section Awardees with Dr. Jennifer Moliterno, Awards Chair, and Dr. Isabelle Germano, Tumor Section Chair


AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors Trainee Award

Given to a high-ranking brain tumor clinical or basic science abstract submitted by a resident or medical student from a rising program defined as an institution that has received two or less awards since 2015. The award is presented at the CNS and AANS annual meetings, and the senior author of the paper should be a member of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors. A monetary component of $1,000 is included with an award certificate.

Dr. Pavel Ricardo Rojas receives the Award at the CNS 2023

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Jeffrey I. Traylor, MD - UT Southwestern Medical Center

Award: 2023-2024 NREF & AANS/CNS Section on Tumors Young Clinician Investigator Award

Project Title: Investigating acquired resistance to DHODH inhibition in IDH mutant glioma

Sponsor: Karen E. Pollok, PhD


Elena Kurudza, MD - University of Utah

Award: 2023-2024 NREF & Andrew T. Parsa Young Clinician Investigator Award on behalf of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors

Project Title: Utilizing Chimeric Antigen Receptor Macrophages (CAR-M) to promote tumor phagocytosis and repolarization of the tumor microenvironment in Glioblastoma

Sponsor: Samuel McBrayer, PhD


Genaro R. Villa, MD, PhD - Brigham and Women's Hospital

Award: NREF & StacheStrong Research Fellowship Grant on behalf of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors

Project Title: Assessing Tumor-Associated Macrophage Plasticity Regulation by HNRNPH1 to Augment Adaptive Antitumor Responses in Glioblastoma

Sponsor: E. Antonio Chiocca, MD PhD FAANS


Charuta G. Furey, MD - Barrow Neurological Institute

Award: 2023-24 NREF & Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation (SBTF) Research Fellowship Grant on behalf of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors

Project Title: Characterizing glioma evolution through longitudinal cerebrospinal fluid liquid biopsy in a Phase 0/2 clinical trial of niraparib for newly-diagnosed glioblastoma

Sponsor: Nader Sanai, MD, FAANS


Kunal Patel, MD - UCLA

Award: 2023-24 NREF & Gladiator Project Young Clinician Investigator Award on behalf of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors

Project Title: Visualization, quantitation, and targeting of infiltrating glioblastoma cells with pH sensitive amine chemical exchange saturation transfer magnetic resonance imaging

Sponsor: Harley Kornblum, MD, PhD


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Dr Linda Liau, Charles Wilson Excellence Award, Dr. Roberta Glick, Mark Rosenblum Distinguished Service Award, Dr. Isabelle Germano, Section’s Chair, Dr. Kate Drummond, Inaugural Global Neurosurgery Award, Dr. Ennio Chiocca, Andy Parsa Mentorship Award. 
16thBiennial Tumor Symposium, Washington DC, September 8-9, 2023

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