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NREF Announcements

The NREF Online Grant Portal is now open for the Research Fellowship Grants, Young Clinician Investigator Awards, AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship, William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship and Post-residency Clinical Fellowship applications.

Donors who pledge or donate $25,000 or more to any fund at the NREF are recognized in the Cushing Circle of Giving. Recently, NREF welcomed these newest members of the Cushing Circle:

  • Owoicho Adogwa, MD
  • Angel Nickolov Boev, MD, FAANS
  • Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FAANS

Contributions to NREF can be made online at, via Apple Pay by texting NREF to 312.313.NREF (6733), by shopping through AmazonSmile and, or hosting a birthday fundraiser from your Facebook page to benefit the NREF. Remember, all proceeds apply toward your lifetime contributions and membership in either the Young Neurosurgeons Circle of Giving or the Cushing Circle of Giving.

To make a gift to the NREF in your subspecialty or to honor your mentor, visit our secure Donate page. Together, we are making a difference in patients’ lives.