Training with the best leads to success, which benefits patients. Now you can show your gratitude through the NREF by honoring a mentor who helped you succeed.
Honor Your Mentor Funds recognize the incredible people who have advanced neurosurgery. Each mentor fund has a specific purpose. Your gift will fund a chosen research or educational endeavor in their name.
Mentor & Interest
To promote and support trailblazers whose work is changing the paradigm of how spine surgeons think, work and collaborate improving their quality of life with recognition of the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Also, to support truly innovative approaches that optimize safe and effective delivery of spine care.
The award is to recognize and honor a mentor in neurosurgery, in the area of skull base surgery that provides engagement, guidance and support of learners. A mentor that fosters positive academic skills and behaviors. A mentor that provides compassionate leadership for the cultivation of competent, compassionate generations of neurosurgeons who deliver exceptional care to patients and their families.
To support clinical or bench research by a neurosurgical resident, awarded purely on scientific merit, on any topic. The research should be completely original, conducted and expected to be completed during protected research time, with the expectation of publication with the resident as first author and significant contributors as co-authors.