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  • Open Applications for Joint Cerebrovascular Section/CNS Foundation Young Investigator Research Awards: January 16-March 31, 2023

    • Jan 16, 2023

    Schaumburg, Ill., January 16, 2023—The AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Section and the CNS Foundation are pleased to announce an open call for applications for the prestigious three-year Joint Cerebrovascular Section/CNS Foundation Young Investigator Research Award, valued at $150,000. In 2022, applicants were so strong, two winners were selected.

    The awardee(s) will receive $50,000 annually through 2025 and be invited to present their findings at the 2026 CNS Annual Meeting.

    “This award is vital to advancing treatment for our patients. We are grateful for this collaboration with the CNS Foundation and the generosity of our members to make this program possible,” said William Mack, MD, Chair of the Joint Cerebrovascular Section.

    “On behalf of the CNS Foundation Board, we thank the Joint Cerebrovascular Section for your leadership and partnership with the CNS Foundation on this award program to improve patient care,” said CNS Foundation Chair, Martina Stippler, MD.  

    Ananth Vellimana, MD, of Washington University, and I. Joshua Abecassis, MD, of University of Louisville, were last year’s winners of $150,000 grants to conduct early career investigations in cerebrovascular diseases.

    To learn more about the award and to apply, please visit The application will remain open from January 16 through March 31, 2023.

    The CNS Foundation offers a portfolio of award programs to facilitate section and medical societies to advance neurosurgery around the world. To learn more please visit




    About the CNS Foundation

    The CNS Foundation’s philanthropic mission is to improve worldwide patient health by supporting innovative programs that allow neurosurgeons to collaborate globally as researchers, learners, educators, and caregivers. As a 501(c)(3) based in Schaumburg, Illinois, the four mission pillars are Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; International Philanthropy; Clinical Scientist Development, and CNS Guidelines Development. For more information, please visit, or contact Courtney Johnson, Director of Foundation and Giving at

    About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is the global leader in neurosurgical education, serving to promote health by advancing neurosurgery through innovation and excellence in education. The CNS provides leadership in neurosurgery by inspiring and facilitating scientific discovery and its translation into clinical practice. The CNS maintains the vitality of the profession through volunteer efforts of its members and the development of leadership in service to the public, to colleagues in other disciplines, and to neurosurgeons throughout the world in all stages of their professional lives. For more information, visit


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    Congress of Neurological Surgeons Foundation  

    10 N. Martingale Road, Suite 190

    Schaumburg, IL 60173

    (847) 240-2500


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