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Join us to celebrate the Awardees.


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Award- Awardee

AANS/CNS Joint Section Tumor Neuro-Oncology Trainee Award –  Mojtaba Dayyani

American Brain Tumor Association Young Investigator Award –  Pavan Shah

BrainLab Neurosurgical Oncology Award –  Hailiang Tang

Columbia Softball Skull Base Award – Adam Marmelak

Elekta Tumor Section Award –  Kunal Patel

Gladiator Award – Michael Argenziano

Globus Spine Tumor Award – Vicki Butenschoen

Integra Foundation Award –  Mulki Mehari

James Rutka Pediatric Brain Tumor Award –  David Baskin

Journal of Neuro-Oncology Award –  Shreya Budhiraja

Leica Proficient Surgical Tumor Award – Yuan Xu

Lunsford and Leksell Radiosurgery Award –  Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar

Mizuho Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery Award – Paolo Palmisciano

Rosenblum-Mahaley Clinical Research Award –  Assaf Berger

Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation – Joshua Casaos

StacheStrong Award – Elyse Moore

Stryker CNS Tumor Award – Arka Mallela

Ronald L. Bittner Award on Brain Tumor Research – Victor Arrieta Gonzalez




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This two-day Inter-active meeting is packed with scientific updates on brain and spine tumor recurrent tumors. Each day will also have a segment dedicated to Advanced Practice Providers (APPs).

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This new interactive webinar series is a spin-off of the previous 2022 Headlines.

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Support Tumor Section Fellowships, Grants and Awards

Donations to the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) on behalf of Tumor Section funds encourage the next generation of researchers and breakthroughs. Your contribution funds research fellowships, grants and awards.

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The AANS/CNS Section on Tumors partners with NREF to provide the following research grants to top-scoring research grants submitted annually to NREF.

  1. The Andrew T. Parsa Research Fellowship Grant: one $50K grant/year
  2. The Section on Tumor Research Fellowship Grant: one $50K grant/year
  3. The StacheStrong Foundation Research Fellowship Grant: two $50,000 grant/year
  4. The Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation (SBTF) Research Grant: one $50,000 grant/year
  5. The Gladiator Project Research Fellowship Grant: one $50K grant/year

The 2023 NREF/AANS/ CNS Section on Tumor Awardees will be announced at the 2023 AANS meeting.

Tumor Talk

The Journal of Neuro-Oncology, sponsored by the Tumor Section for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and 8 other prestigious medical societies, has formally launched a new, innovative webinar series aimed at highlighting novel, potentially impactful studies involving brain tumors.

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