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The NREF is dedicated to funding groundbreaking neurosurgical research and providing extraordinary educational opportunities for neurosurgeons at all stages of their careers. Through voluntary public donations, corporate support and partnerships with institutions and affiliated organizations, the NREF has funded:

  • 68 Resident/Fellow Education Courses
  • 72 Post-Residency Clinical Fellowships
  • 73 Young Clinician Research Grants
  • 139 Medical Student Summer Research Fellowships
  • 128 Resident Research Grants

This represents more than $17 million invested in the future of neurosurgery. Through the NREF, great advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders and improved patient care.

And the NREF is poised for even greater success in its mission to support initiatives that impact the lives of those suffering from epilepsy, stroke, brain tumors, spinal disorders, sports-related head injuries, lower back pain and Parkinson's disease.

Watch this page for exciting announcements in 2016!

Donate to the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF)

The NREF is dedicated to funding research into new and existing neurosurgical treatments, and to identifying links between best practices and improved outcomes in patient care. Your donations to the NREF, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes.

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5-ALA in Fluoresence Webinar

The Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) with support from Leica Microsystems presents this free webinar entitled, "What is the Surgical Benefit of Utilizing 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (5-ALA) for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery of Brain Tumors?," led by Costas G. Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD, FAANS.

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The AANS/NREF Resident Education Series:

See what residents say about the NREF education experience.

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