Enhancing Lives by Advancing Neurosurgical Care
The Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization created in 1980 by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). The NREF supports basic science and clinical research, as well as life-long education, to foster improved outcomes for our patients with neurosurgical diseases.
- Provide a private, non-governmental source of funding for research training in the neurosciences related to the field of neurological surgery.
- Ensure the continued viability and expansion of the field of neurological surgery based on fundamental research in the basic sciences and clinical enterprises pertinent to neurosurgery.
- Augment support for research endeavors by the neurosurgical community.
- Stimulate learning by neurosurgeons and enhance educational opportunities for them throughout their careers.