2014 AANS Annual Report - page 24

2013 Best MSSRF Abstract Presented at 2014 AANS
Annual Scientific Meeting
Stephen Miranda
MD Candidate, Class of 2016
School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Rochester
Project Title:
A dose-dependent response of neuroinflammation after repetitive mild traumatic brain injury.
Investigator Awards.
William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship
The Van Wagenen Fellowship was established by the estate of Dr. William P. Van Wagenen, who was one of
the founders of the Harvey Cushing Society (now known as the AANS) and its first president. The fellowship
was designed to provide freedom in scientific development without the restrictive limitations usually imposed
by many research grants and fellowships.
Awarded annually since 1968, the Van Wagenen Fellowship is offered for post-residency study in a foreign
country, for a period of 12 months. The awardee receives a $120,000 stipend to cover living expenses
and other costs, while an additional $15,000 is awarded to the host university lab or program to help offset
research, education and investigation costs for the fellowship.
The recipient of the 2014 Van Wagenen Fellowship was Ausaf Bari, MD,
PhD, a resident in neurological surgery at the University of California, Los
Angeles, who will commence his fellowship in July 2014.
Bari will travel to Toronto, where he will be hosted by the department of
stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at the University of Toronto. Under
the mentorship of Andres Lozano, MD, PhD, FAANS, Bari plans to study
distinct parts of the ventral striatum and accumbens that may mediate
different aspects of addiction. Bari’s research project is titled Neuronal
Activity in the Human Nucleus Accumbens and Reward Processing.
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