The NREF Cushing Bowl



The Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) congratulates the University of Tennessee-Memphis - winners of the first annual Cushing Bowl – a competition amongst residency programs.


Neurosurgical programs from around the country participated in this unique contest and raised over $21,000 to further NREF’s mission.


Other 2022 competitors included:

Thank you to everyone that made a donation, answered daily trivia questions or tweeted their support. Together, we can build camaraderie among programs and work together to enhance neurosurgery research and education!


For information on participating in the NREF Cushing Bowl, please contact Joanne Bonaminio at



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