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Honor Your Neurosurgical Mentor Awards

Honor Your Mentor (HYM) Fund Awards and Support:

  • Andrew T. Parsa Fund – The first tumor research project funded by the Andrew Parsa HYM Fund was awarded this spring by the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors to Darryl Lau, MD of the University of California-San Francisco for his project titled “The Role of c-Met/ß1-integrin Complex Formation in the Establishment of Brain Metastases”
  • Charles Drake Fund – Funds will be used for the Cerebrovascular Registry with oversight by the NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA)          
  • Regis W. Haid Fund – Supporting the administration and launch of the QOD study, “Effectiveness of Fusion for Grade I Spondylolisthesis,” for NPA
  • Warren C. Boop Fund – Supporting Heather Pinckard-Dover, MD from the University of Arkansas in her presentation to the Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • Charles Kuntz IV Fund – Supporting resident travel to the spine section’s Annual Meeting

For information on applying for an Honor Your Mentor Fund award, please contact Joanne Bonaminio, Director of Foundation Services, at 847.378.0541 or via email at

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