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Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (MSSRF)

The Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) is pleased to offer the Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (MSSRF) program. Up to 20 fellowships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded each year to medical students in the United States or Canada who have completed one or two years of medical school, and wish to spend a summer working in a neurosurgical laboratory, mentored by a neurosurgical investigator sponsor who is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

The online grant application portal for 2017 Medical Student Summer Research Fellowships will open in Fall 2016. Visit the Deadline Calendar for more information.

The NREF does not pay any indirect costs related to our grant awards. For additional information, please read our FAQ.

2016 Aaron Cohen-Gadol Medical Student Summer
Research Fellowship Awardees
Patrick M. Flanigan
University of California San Francisco
Samuel Tomlinson
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Rachel Kalani Greene
Washington University School of Medicine
Natalie Elizabeth Griffin
Washington University School of Medicine
Alessandra Hirsch
Columbia University Medical Center
Anadjeet Singh Khahera
New York University
Daniel Oyon
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Weining Yang
Toronto Western Hospital
Christopher Marnell
Weill Cornell Medical College-New York Presbyterian Hospital
Luke Alan Mugge
The Ohio State University
2016 Medical Student Summer Research
Fellowship Awardees
Claire Collison
Albany Medical Center
Joseph Scott Hudson
University of Iowa
Prateek Agarwal
University of Pennsylvania
Krish Suresh
Northwestern University
William Roberson Johnston
Washington University St. Louis Mo.
Vaidehi Mahadev
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Ankush Chandra
University of California San Francisco
David J. Cote
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Michael Mathison
Washington University School of Medicine
Erin Elizabeth Good
GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Tej Deepak Azad
Stanford University School of Medicine
Lawrance Chung
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Harrison Farber
Duke University Medical Center
Sameer Farooq
New York University
André Renaldo Fernández
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Megan Hermann
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
Zachary Hopkins
University of Utah
Dhruv Kumar Jain
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
Joseph Juliano
University of Southern California
Michael Kader
NYU Langone Medical Center
Jason Kirschner
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Sneha Konda
Texas A&M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine
Brandon Lucke-Wold
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Erin Patricia McCormack
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Robert Rudy
Harvard Medical School
Adam Russak
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Sanjit Shah
University of Cinncinati
Eugene Vaios
Massachusetts General Hospital
Philip Yee
Toronto Western Hospital
Jacob Stewart Young
The University of Chicago
Yin Zhao
University of Pittsburgh
Abdul-Kareem Ahmed
Brown University – Alpert Medical School
Malcolm Dombrowski
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Sarah Dooley
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Mark Ehlers
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Paul Gamble
Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
Ranjit Ganguly
Ohio State University
Laureen Hachem
University of Toronto and Toronto Western Hospital
Sasha Halasz
Mayo Clinic
Joshua Haswell
University of Rochester
Hillary Hosier
University of Maryland School of Medicine and Medical Center
Ioan Lina
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Robert Maurer
Penn State University College of Medicine
Margaret McDougal
Emory University School of Medicine
Lauren Miller
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
David Sawyer
Tulane University
Rajeev Sen
NYU School of Medicine
Jeffrey Treiber
University of California, San Diego
Terence Verla
Duke University
Justin Wang
Queen’s University
Michael Zhang
Stanford University School of Medicine
Ali Alam
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Brandyn Castro
University of California, San Francisco
Tyler Cole
Stanford University School of Medicine
Kyle Gabrick
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Chad Gier
Cleveland Clinic
Emelia Hakes
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Mark Kraemer
University of Utah
Travis Ladner
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Edward Larkin
University of Pennsylvania
Stephen Miranda
University of Rochester Medical Center
Neel Patel
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Morgan Prust
Massachusetts General Hospital
Ranjodh Singh
Weill Cornell Medical College -



New York Presbyterian
Saman Sizdahkhani
University of Illinois at Chicago
Timothy Wen
University of Southern California
Joseph Wooley
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Aqib Zehri
Barrow Neurological Institute
Xiaofei (Sophie) Zhou
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Jeffrey Zuccato
University of Toronto
Sean Childs
University of Rochester
Winward Choy
University of California, Los Angeles
Samuel Clarke
Columbia University
Shanna Fang
Mayo Medical School
Abdullah Feroze
Stanford University School of Medicine
Yizheng He
Washington University
Christina Huang
Pennsylvania State University
Pouya Jamshidi
University of California, San Diego
Siri Sahib S. Khalsa
George Washington University
Sattar Khoshkhoo
University of California, San Francisco
Bharat Kilaru
Vanderbilt University
Yoshito Kosai
Case Western Reserve University
Benjamin Lu
New York University
Kendall McEachron
University of Minnesota
Ramin Morshed
University of Chicago
Farshad Nassiri
University of Toronto
Adam Pampori
University of Maryland
Kunal Patel
Cornell University
Matthew Pease
University of Southern California
Pete Pow-anpongkul
Ohio State University School of Medicine
Raanan Alter
Boston University School of Medicine
David Altshuler
University of Michigan
Matthew Amarante
UMDNJ
Mark Attiah
University of Pennsylvania
Al-Wala Awad
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Ranjith Babu
Duke University
Andrew Duren
Columbia University
Jacob Greenberg
Washington University School of Medicine
David Kurland
University of Maryland
Jason Mandell
The Pennsylvania State University
Robert Mitchell
University of Toronto
David Paul
University of Rochester
Arjun Pendharkar
Stanford University
Kunal Raygor
UCSF
Marko Spasic
University of California, Los Angeles
Jessica Swienckowski
Dartmouth Medical School
David K. Chen
UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
Newton Cho
University of Toronto
Ramana Gorrepati
Weill Cornell Medical College
Mohammad-Ali Jazayeri
Medical College of Wisconsin
Alexander Kotlyar
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Vincent Ma
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Margy McCullough-Hicks
Columbia University
David McMullen
University of Washington
Polina Ogas
Harvard Medical School/Mass General Hospital
Benjamin Plog
University of Rochester
Alexander Riccio
Albany Medical College
Christopher Showers
Stanford University
Matthew Sun
University of California - San Francisco
Krista Stewart
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Samuel Terman
University of Michigan




Jeffrey Barry
University of California – San Francisco
Yevgenya Byekova
University of Alabama
Ian Crain
Barrow Neurological Institute
Nihar Gala
University Hospital - UMDNJ
Jasmine Hasselback
University of Ottawa
Francis Huttinger
University of Cincinnati
Cynthia Loder
University of Virginia
Vivek Mehta
Johns Hopkins University
Thomas Noh
Duke University Medical Center
Brenton Pennicooke
Harvard Medical School
Sandhya Ravichandran
University of Utah
Adam Shen
University of Pennsylvania
Shelly Wang
University of Toronto
Teresa Wojtasiewicz
Columbia University
Lucas Harmon Bradley
University of Missouri
Derek Chew
University of Toronto
Anne Chin
UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School
Andrew Kahlen Conner
Indiana University
Kasandra Dassoulas
University of Virginia
Dale Ding
Duke University
Brian Hanak
Massachusetts General - Harvard
Obehioya Irumudomon
Case Western Reserve
Julia Jaffe
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Jonathan Latzman
New York University
Neal Mehan
University of Cincinnati
Whitney Parker
University of Pennsylvania
Matthew Parry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Caroline Tougas
University of Ottawa
Nina Zobenica
Barrow Neurological Institute
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