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NREF and CV Section Announce Winners of the 2021 Cerebrovascular Traveling Fellowship

The NREF and the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section are pleased to announce that Ramesh Grandhi, MD, FAANS, and Ben Waldau, MD, FAANS, have been selected as recipients of the 2021 Joint Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship. The presentation is scheduled during the 2021 AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section Annual Meeting in July 26-30, 2021, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Dr. Grandhi will be traveling to the Bicetre Hospital - Paris Saclay University under the supervision and mentorship of Laurent Spelle, MD, PhD, while Dr. Waldau will be conducting the week-long fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute under the supervision and mentorship of Michael T. Lawton, MD, FAANS.

The Joint Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship allows a practicing neurointerventionalist of any specialty to visit a high-volume cerebrovascular center for a one-week observership. NREF Education Committee Chair Adam S. Arthur, MD, MPH, FAANS, of Semmes-Murphey Clinic in Memphis, Tenn., and Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS, of Geisinger Health System in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., oversee the fellowship program.

The program has received enthusiastic support from Medtronic and MicroVention who have provided long-term support that annually funds two fellowships.

The application for the 2022 Joint Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship becomes available online beginning fall 2021. Applicants must be fellowship-trained cerebrovascular/endovascular specialists, board-certified in a specialty and hold a CAST certificate in neuroendovascular surgery, or able to demonstrate significant open cerebrovascular experience and practice.

To apply, one must also have practiced independently for at least five years and be a dues-paying member in good standing with the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section or the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS).

For more information about the Joint Cerebrovascular Section Traveling Fellowship or other NREF grant programs, contact the NREF at 847.378.0500 or

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