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Young Neurosurgeons Research Forum

Sunday, April 29 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm |

Moderator(s): Michael Edward Ivan, MD; Fredric B. Meyer, MD, FAANS; Edjah Kweku-Ebura Nduom, MD, FAANS ; Khoi Duc Than, MD, FAANS


The Young Neurosurgeons Research Forum allows medical students, residents and fellows a platform to present scientific abstracts to both their peers and a panel of judges.

At the conclusion of the forum, abstracts will be evaluated by an expert panel of judges. Top-rated abstracts will be presented the Donald O. Quest Award in the following categories:

  1. Best basic science abstract from a resident or fellow
  2. Best basic science abstract from a medical student
  3. Best clinical abstract from a resident or fellow
  4. Best clinical abstract from a medical student

1:00 pm - 1:02 pm

Introduction of the Osler Lecture

Speaker: Michael Edward Ivan, MD

1:03 pm - 1:30 pm

Osler Lecture: Balance

Speaker: Fredric B. Meyer, MD, FAANS

Fredric B. Meyer, MD, FAANS, is a consultant and professor of neurologic surgery. He is enterprise chair of the Mayo Clinic Department of Neurologic Surgery and is recognized with the distinction of a named professorship, the Alfred Uihlein Family Professorship in Neurologic Surgery. He is currently the Juanita Kious Waugh Executive Dean for Education of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and Dean of the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

Dr. Meyer has held many leadership positions in professional organizations, including president of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery (AAcNS) and board of directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). He has been director, secretary and chair of the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) and is currently serving as executive director.



1:31 pm - 1:40 pm

Utilizing Engineered 3D in vitro Microenvironments to Examine Stem-like Cell State in Glioblastoma

Speaker: Mounica Reddy Paturu



1:41 pm - 1:50 pm

406. Chlorhexidine Showers Decrease Surgical Site Infections for Non-Fusion Spinal Surgeries: An Analysis of 4,547 Surgeries

Presenting Author: Andrew K. Chan, MD

1:51 pm - 2:00 pm

407. Determination of thermal dose threshold for brain tissue lesioning via transcranial MR-guided focused ultrasound in a porcine model

Presenting Author: Zhiyuan Xu, MD, IFAANS

2:01 pm - 2:10 pm

408. Peptide Therapeutics to Prevent Delayed Vasospasm after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Presenting Author: Peter Joseph Morone, MD

2:11 pm - 2:20 pm

409. Ribavirin as a Potential Therapeutic for Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumors

Presenting Author: Joshua Casaos, MD

2:21 pm - 2:30 pm

410. Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Suppresses Cortical Spreading Depolarization

Presenting Author: Aubrey C. Rogers, MD

2:31 pm - 2:40 pm

411. Modeling the Return to Consciousness After Severe TBI at a Large Academic Level 1 Trauma Center

Presenting Author: Nathan Winans, BS

2:41 pm - 2:50 pm

412. Classification of Finger Movements with an Intracortical Brain-Computer Interface in a Human Brain

Presenting Author: Ahmed Jorge, PhD

2:51 pm - 3:00 pm

413. Clinicopathologic Implications of Genomic Disruption in Pituitary Adenomas

Presenting Author: Alexandra Michelle Giantini Larsen, MD

3:01 pm - 3:10 pm

Beverage Break

3:11 pm - 3:20 pm

414. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment for Neuropathic Pain Induced by Common Peroneal Nerve Injury

Presenting Author: Tarun Prabhala

3:21 pm - 3:30 pm

415. USMLE Step 1 Score as a Predictor of Career Path Beyond Neurosurgery Residency

Presenting Author: Aaron Gelinne, MD

3:31 pm - 3:40 pm

416. Functional Restoration of Social Encoding and Behavior in an Autism Mouse Model

Presenting Author: Daniel Lee, MD

3:41 pm - 3:50 pm

417. Procedural complexity independent of P2Y12 levels is a predictor of in-stent thrombosis in Pipeline flow diversion of cerebral aneurysms

Presenting Author: Bowen Jiang, MD

3:51 pm - 4:00 pm

418. Vestibular Schwannoma Outcomes 5-24 years after Leksell Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Presenting Author: Andrew Faramand, MD, MSc

4:01 pm - 4:10 pm

419. Spine Surgery in Class IV and V Obese Patients: Outcomes and Surgical Nuances

Presenting Author: Gennadiy Katsevman, MD

4:11 pm - 4:20 pm

420. Combination of Protein Phosphatase 2A Inhibition and PD-1 Blockade Synergistically Induces Regression of Murine Intracranial Glioblastoma

Presenting Author: Dominic Maggio, MD

4:21 pm - 4:30 pm

Presentation of Quest Award Winners

Speaker: Michael Edward Ivan, MD