Resident Awards

Resident Awards

Each year, the Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias selects the best clinical science and basic science presentations by the residents at the annual meeting.  The Jane-Nugent award, in honor of Dr. John Jane and Dr. Robert Nugent, is given to the best basic science presentation.  The Crutchfield- Gage-Thomson award, in honor of Dr. Gale Crutchfield, Dr. Lyle Gage, and Dr. James Thomson, is given to the best clinical science presentation.  A second and third place award is selected for each category as well.  


PAST WINNERS


2020

JANE-NUGENT AWARD:

  • First Place: Islam Fayed (Georgetown). Mutant IDH-induced LDH-A Expression in Peritumoral Cortex as a Mechanism for Tumor Related Epilepsy


  • Second Place: Michael Benko (Virginia Tech).  Repetitive Diffuse Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Causes an Atypical Astrocyte Response and Spontaneous Recurrent Seizures


  • Third Place: Shayan Moosa (UVA).  Whole-Brain Visualization of Active Neuronal Populations in a Rodent Model of Neuropathic Pain


CRUTCHFIELD-GAGE-THOMSON AWARD:

  • First Place: Gnel Pivaxyan (Georgetown).  The Utility of Prolonged Prophylactic Systemic Antibiotics (PPSA) for Subfascial Drains After Posterior Spinal Surgery for Degenerative Disease


  • Second Place: Miriam Ishaque (UVA).  Pediatric Anoxic Brain Injury - A Possible Locked-in Syndrome


  • Third Place: Elizabeth Hogan (GW).  Cavernous Sinus Exploration in Cushing's Disease: Indications and Outcomes


2019

JANE-NUGENT AWARD:

  • First Place:  Daniel Raper, MD (UVA)    Modeling Venous and Lymphatic Pathology in Neurological Disease


  • Second Place:  Dominic Maggio, MD (NIH)   Combination of Protein Phosphatase 2A Inhibition and PD-1 Blockade Syngeristically Induces Regression of Murine Intracranial Glioblastoma


  • Third Place:  Panagiotis Mastorakos, MD (NIH)   Microglia and Peripheral Myelomonocytic Cells Contribute to Divergent Outcomes Following Cerebrovascular Injury


CRUTCHFIELD-GAGE-THOMSON AWARD:

  • First Place:  Peter Christiansen, MD (UVA)   A Mini-Open Lateral Retropleural Approach for Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Junction Pathology


  • Second Place:  Charles Miller, MD (Walter Reed)   Return to Active Duty Rates After Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery in Military Pilots


  • Third Place:  Jamie Toms, MD (VCU)   A Comparative Study of Fiducial and Fiducial-less Based Registration Utilizing the O-arm


2018  

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CRUTCHFIELD-GAGE-THOMSON AWARD:

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