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
A. Leland Albright Fund
Pediatric Neurological Surgery
To support neurosurgery resident and fellow education in Africa.
Albert L. Rhoton Fund
To support the maintenance and future development of The Rhoton Collection® and provide funding for grants restricted for microneuroanatomical research fellowships.
Andrew T. Parsa Fund
To fund a fellowship or research grant for brain tumor research in Dr. Parsa’s name.
Anthony Marmarou Fund
Neurotrauma and Critical Care
To fund TBI registry research and/or young investigator research in ICP and brain edema as well as to support the Marmarou Lecture on ICP, cerebral edema and/or TBI related topics at the Trauma Section session of the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.
Charles Kuntz IV Fund
To fund awards for residents and fellows to present research at the Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves.
Charles L. Branch Sr. Fund
To support clinical outcomes research for lumbar interbody fusion and cervical fusion using registry data.
Christopher I. Shaffrey Fund
To support an international surgeon scholar to attend the AANS/CNS Spine Section Meeting to present a paper.
David L. Kelly, Jr. Fund
Wake Forest University
To support Resident Education and Research within department of neurosurgery at Wake Forest University.
David Kline Fund
To be used for education and clinical or basic science research of peripheral nerves.
Ed Benzel Fund
To fund clinical outcomes studies to analyze posture and deformity in cervical spondylotic myelopathy patients.
Edward H. Oldfield Fund
To support innovative clinical and translational research performed by neurosurgical residents and fellows.
Edward R. Laws Fund
Brigham & Women's Hospital
To support resident education and research within the department of neurosurgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and at the discretion of the department chair.
Edward S. Connolly Fund
To be utilized for clinical outcome studies, clinical or basic science research and fellowships in spine.
To support the annual Harbaugh - Drake Neurovascular Outcomes Research Scholar who will present at the CV section at the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
Henry G. Schwartz Fund
To support staff and resident education and research within the department of Neurosurgery training program at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis.
Hoi Sang U Fund
Tumor / Neurotrauma and Critical Care
To support research into the molecular mechanisms of neurosurgical diseases, with a focus on neurotrauma, neuro-oncology or aging.
Howard J. Silberstein Fund
University of Rochester
To promote resident attendance at national meetings and continued development of the University of Rochester Neurosurgery Cranial and Spine Lab.
Howard M. Eisenberg Fund
University of Maryland
To support resident education, training, and research within the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Maryland at the discretion of the department chair.
Jack P. Rock Fund
Henry Ford Hospital
To promote resident educational activities including the development of cranial and spinal laboratories and the International Program at Henry Ford Hospital Department of Neurosurgery.
John A. Jane, Sr. Fund
University of Virginia
To be utilized for NREF-funded resident education and resident education at the University of Virginia.
Joseph S. Cheng Fund
To support clinical and basic science research in spine and training in spine.
Karin M. Muraszko Fund
To help develop leaders in Neurosurgery by providing mentoring and didactic education.
Katie O. Orrico Fund
To support education on health policy, socioeconomics and public and private sector advocacy.
L. Dade Lunsford
To support research, education, and clinical outcomes with image-guided neurosurgery that includes stereotactic radiosurgery.
Lyal G. Leibrock Fund
To contribute funds for medical students, residents and young neurosurgeons for socio-economic education.
Marion L. “Jack” Walker Fund
To support clinical and translational research and fellow education in pediatric neurosurgery.
Martin H. Weiss Fund
To support basic science or clinical research performed by neurosurgery residents.
Michael T. Lawton Fund
To support clinical and basic science research, training, and education in cerebrovascular neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute.
Peter J. Jannetta Fund
University of Pittsburgh
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 Fund
To fund a skull base research fellowship at the Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Neurological Surgery.
R. Michael Scott Fund
Boston Children's Hospital
To support the R. Michael Scott Lectureship and related educational efforts at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Ralph G. Dacey Fund
To fund the Ralph Dacey Cerebrovascular Research Lectureship at the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section Annual Meeting.
Raymond Sawaya Fund
To support an annual award for the most successful Neurosurgical Oncology Fellow.
Regis W. Haid, Jr. Fund
To be utilized for support of spinal clinical outcomes studies and fellowship research projects.
Richard G. Fessler Fund
To support basic or clinical research directed toward developing or evaluating new spinal surgical techniques or the treatment of spinal cord injury.
Robert F. Heary Fund
To support mentorship of medical students and residents as well as facilitate involvement in organized neurosurgery.
Roberto C. Heros Fund
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.
Robertson Brothers Fund
University of Tennessee
To support education and research within the University of Tennessee neurosurgery resident program.
Roy Bakay Fund
Stereotactic and Functional
To support research in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.
Sanford J. Larson Fund
To fund an award for best spine research paper at the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.
Sanjiv Bhatia Fund
Pediatric Neurological Surgery
To fund an international pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric epilepsy surgery traveling fellowship, a Bhatia lectureship and pediatric neurosurgery medical missions.
Stewart Dunsker Fund
To be utilized for clinical or basic science research and fellowships in spine.
Thoralf M. Sundt, Jr. Fund
To fund neurosurgical education and research within the Mayo Clinic Residency Program.
Veena D. Mummaneni, MD
To fund an Award for outstanding woman resident or fellow to present a top rated abstract at the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.
Volker K. H. Sonntag Fund
To be utilized for clinical outcome studies, fellowships in spine and clinical or basic science research.
Warren C. Boop Jr. Fund
University of Arkansas
To support resident education and research within the department of neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and at the discretion of the department chairman.
Warren R. Selman Fund
To support clinical and basic science research and training in cerebrovascular neurosurgery.
Military Heroes Fund
To honor the men and women who have served selflessly through military service to our country, with funds raised to be utilized for military surgeons and surgeons-in-training.
NSA Neurosurgical Founders Fund
NSA Neurosurgical Founders
To fund education for the NSA Annual Meeting.