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Honor Your Mentor – Purpose Statements

Honor Your Mentor (HYM) Funds through the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) recognize the incredible people who have advanced neurosurgery. Each mentor fund has a specific purpose. Donations fund a chosen research or educational endeavor in their name.

A. Leland Albright, MD, FAANS(L)    

Purpose: To support neurosurgery resident and fellow education in Africa

Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., MD, FAANS(L)

Purpose: To support maintenance & development of the Rhoton Collection®; funding for micro neuroanatomical research fellowships

Allan H. Friedman, MD, FAANS        

Purpose: To honor Dr. Allan Friedman and his leadership of the RUNN Course by supporting the RUNN Course

Andrew T. Parsa, MD, PhD, FAANS  

Purpose: To fund a fellowship or research grant for brain tumor research

Anthony Marmarou, PhD

Purpose: To fund TBI registry research and/or young investigator research in ICP and brain edema, and to support the Marmarou Named Lectureship on ICP, cerebral edema, and/or TBI-related topics at the Neurotrauma Section session of the annual AANS meeting

Charles B. Wilson, MD, FAANS(L)    

Purpose: To fund brain tumor research

Charles G. Drake, MD, FAANS

Purpose: In memory of Charles Drake, Professor and Chairman Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario

Charles Kuntz IV, MD, FAANS

Purpose: To fund awards for residents and fellows to present research at the Spine Section’s Annual Meeting

Charles L. Branch, Sr., MD, FAANS(L)       

Purpose: To support clinical outcomes research for lumbar interbody fusion and cervical fusion using registry data 

Charles H. Tator, MD, PhD, MA, FAANS(L)

Purpose: To support basic science research in spinal cord injury

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS

Purpose: To support an International Scholar Surgeon to attend the DSPN Meeting to present a paper 

David L. Kelly, Jr., MD, FAANS(L)     

Purpose: To support Resident Education and Research within Department of Neurosurgery at Wake Forest University

David Kline, MD, FAANS(L)    

Purpose: To support Education and Clinical or Basic Science Research in Peripheral Nerve

Donald O. Quest , MD, FAANS(L)     

Purpose: To fund the Quest Research Awards

Ed Benzel, MD, FAANS  

Purpose: To support Clinical Outcomes Studies to analyze posture and deformity in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy patients

Edward R. Laws, MD, FAANS(L)       

Purpose: To support Resident Education and Research within Dept. of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Edward S. Connolly, MD, FAANS(L)

Purpose: To support Clinical outcome studies, clinical or basic science research and fellowships in spine

Henry G. Schwartz, MD

Purpose: To support staff and resident education and research within the Dept. of Neurosurgery training program at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington Univ. in St. Louis, MO

Hoi Sang U, MD, FAANS

Purpose: To support research into the molecular mechanisms of neurosurgical diseases with a focus on neurotrauma, neuro-oncology or aging

James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS    

Purpose: To support the Tumor Section in their area of greatest need

John A. Jane, Sr., MD, PhD, FAANS(L)       

Purpose: To be utilized for NREF-funded resident education and resident education at the University of Virginia

John C. Oakley, MD, PhD, FAANS     

Purpose: To support education and research in the study of pain

Jon H. Robertson, MD, FAANS

Purpose: To support education and research within the University of Tennessee neurosurgery resident program

Karin M. Muraszko, MD, FAANS       

Purpose: To help develop leaders in Neurosurgery by providing mentoring and didactic education

Katie O. Orrico, Esq.     

Purpose: TBD

Kent C. New, MD, PhD, FAANS(L)    

Purpose: To support research and the clinical treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

Kim J. Burchiel, MD, FAANS   

Purpose: To support education and research in the neurosurgical treatment of pain

Lyal G. Leibrock, MD     

Purpose: To contribute funds for medical students, residents and young neurosurgeons for socio-economic education

Martin H. Weiss, MD, FAANS(L)       

Purpose: To support basic science or clinical research performed by neurosurgery residents.

Peter J. Jannetta, MD, DSc, FAANS(L)       

Purpose: To honor the memory of the late Dr. Peter J. Jannetta and support research, education and innovation within the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh

Philip E. Stieg, MD, PhD, FAANS      

Purpose: To fund a skull base research fellowship at the Weill Cornell Medical College Dept. of Neurological Surgery

R. Michael Scott, MD    

Purpose: To support the R. Michael Scott Lectureship and related educational efforts at Boston Children’s Hospital

Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., MD, FAANS       

Purpose: To fund the Ralph Dacey CV Research Lectureship at the CV section's Annual Meeting

Regis W. Haid, Jr., MD, FAANS         

Purpose: To support Spinal Clinical Outcomes Studies, Fellowship Research Projects

Richard G. Fessler, MD, FAANS        

Purpose: To support basic or clinical research directed toward developing or evaluating new spinal surgical techniques or the treatment of spinal cord injury

Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS     

Purpose: To support rigorous research in registry-based clinical research in neurosurgery

Robert F. Heary, MD, FAANS  

Purpose: To support mentorship of medical students and resident as well as facilitate involvement in organized neurosurgery

Roy A. E. Bakay, MD, FAANS  

Purpose: To support research in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Sanford J. Larson, MD, PhD, FAANS(L)     

Purpose: To fund an Award for best spine research paper at the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

Sanjiv Bhatia, MD, FAANS      

Purpose: To fund an international pediatric neurosurgery and/or pediatric epilepsy surgery traveling fellowship; and/or a Bhatia lectureship; and/or pediatric neurosurgery medical missions

Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FAANS        

Purpose: To support leadership development for all young neurosurgeons.

Stewart B. Dunsker, MD, FAANS(L) 

Purpose: To support Clinical or basic science research and fellowships in spine

Thoralf M. Sundt, Jr., MD       

Purpose: To fund education and research within the Mayo Clinic Residency Program

Ulrich Batzdorf, MD, FAANS(L)        

Purpose: To support basic science research in spinal cord injury

Volker K. H. Sonntag, MD, FAANS(L)         

Purpose: To support clinical outcome studies, clinical or basic science research and fellowships in spine

Warren C. Boop Jr., MD, FAANS(L)  

Purpose: To support Resident Education and Research at the University of Arkansas

Warren R. Selman, MD, FAANS        

Purpose: To support clinical or basic science research and fellowships in cerebrovascular

Global Humanitarian Fund     

Purpose: To support global neurosurgical programmatic efforts

Military Heroes     

Purpose: To honor those that have served with funds utilized for military surgeons and surgeons-in-training

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