2012 AANS Annual Report - page 21

2012 AANS ANNUAL REPORT
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As a premier funder of neurosurgical studies, the Neurosurgery
Research and Education Foundation (NREF) focuses on providing
fellowship funding in basic neuroscience and neurosurgical programs
in North America. The NREF is responsible for all aspects of the
grants program, including review and approval of grant applications.
It bestows grants based upon established program criteria.
Established in 2009, the NREF Educational Grants Committee (EGC)
is composed of neurosurgeons who do not receive financial or other
support from the medical-device industry; these committee members
review and approve grant applications in an independent, unbiased
manner. Individuals serving on the EGC are volunteers and do not
receive compensation from the NREF for their efforts. Corporate
supporters of this program have no role in the selection of fellows or
training institutions that receive funding.
Post-Residency Clinical Fellowships
The NREF works with companies to support high-quality education
and training in spine surgery, general neurosurgery, and a number of
neurosurgical subspecialty areas in an independent and transparent
manner. With funding for medical research and neurosurgical education
needed now more than ever and government support diminishing, the
funding given directly to hospitals and academic programs by corporate
supporters continues to come under scrutiny. We proudly recognize
corporate support for funding of the 2011-2012 NREF Post Residency
Clinical Fellowship program:
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DePuy, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company
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Codman & Shurtleff, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company
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Medtronic, Inc.
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Zimmer Spine, Inc.
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Lanx, Inc.
2011-2012 Awardees
The 20 post-residency fellowship grants funded in the 2011-2012
funding cycle represent an increase of five grants over the 2010-
2011 cycle. The NREF funded 13 spine fellowships, one stereotactic/
functional clinical fellowship, one pediatric clinical fellowship, one
neurosurgical/oncology clinical fellowship and four endovascular
clinical fellowships. The Foundation is pleased to announce the
following institutions received funding:
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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Cleveland Clinic
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Johns Hopkins University
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Medical College of Wisconsin
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Methodist Healthcare Foundation, Semmes-Murphey
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Northwestern University
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Rush University
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Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
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Stanford University
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The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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The University of Utah
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University of California, Los Angeles
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University of California, San Francisco
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University of Florida
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University of Miami
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University of Michigan
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University of Toronto
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University of Virginia – Charlottesville
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University of Washington
Revolutionizing Research for the
New Generation of Neurosurgeons
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