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Neurosurgery Residents receive annual awards for outstanding performance in the profession. Awards are presented for the best annual paper, highest score on the Annual In-service Examination as well as others.

Neurosurgery Resident's Annual Paper Competition

The Neurosurgical Residentís Annual Paper Awards are presented by the Neurosurgical Discipline for the best end of year paper submission. Each year the Neurosurgery Residents may participate in an annual competition to demonstrate their prowess in research activities.  Research papers, written in "Word" format must be submitted by August 31 of that academic year. The papers can be submitted by the individual neurosurgery resident or by the Program Director.

The awards will be presented at the Neurosurgical Discipline Reception and are in addition to any ACOS awards. The 10 minute talk about the winning papers must be presented by the resident during the first day of the Neurosurgical Discipline lectures.  The award for the first place paper will be $1500 and up to an additional $500 for travel to ACA.  The award for the second place paper is $1000 and the third place winner will receive $500. 

Please send original copies and original photos if applicable. The papers should be single column, double-spaced.  The title should be in title case and bold, followed by Authors, degree, organization and city, state. The papers should contain an abstract and be separated into sections with bold typing of the section title.  The page set-up should be 0-6.5 inches.  Paragraphs should be indented 0.5 inches.  All tables should be submitted separate from the body of the paper, on separate pages at the end.  Tables should be 3 inches or 6 inches wide so that they could fit into a column.  References should be numbered, tab, name of authors. Title of paper. Journal. Year volume:pages.

The papers judged the best will be original prospective studies in neurosurgery.  Case studies and review of the literature are significant contributions and should be combined with retrospective or prospective procedures to qualify as best papers.  Papers will receive up to 100 points in each category for a total of 500 points. The categories judged are: 1. Type of Research Paper (basic science, original clinical research, prospective study, chart review, review of literature, case study), 2. Grammar, 3. Addition to Science, 4. Research Conducted, and 5. Change to Neuroscience Practice. All papers will be reviewed by the committee. With corrections papers may be printed in the JAONS if the author so chooses.

2009 Annual Resident Paper Awards ACOS Neurosurgery Discipline/AONS

 

First Prize:

Scott Glickman, DO

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Multimodal Neurocritical Care Monitoring: Conceptual Approach And Indications

Award: $1500 plus re-imbursement for trip to and from ACA ACOS NSD AONS meeting

 

Second Prize:

Ripul Panchal, DO

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA

Intraventricular Administration Of Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator To Treat Basal Ganglia Hemorrhage With Intraventricular Extension

Award: $1000

 

Third Prize:

Frank Hux, DO

Providence Hospital of Michigan

Purely Endoscopic Versus Traditional Open Microvascular Decompression in the Treatment of Vascular Compression Syndromes

Award: $500

 

2008 Annual Resident Paper Awards ACOS Neurosurgery Discipline/AONS

 

First Prize:

Jon Taveau, DO

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA

Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Varies in Traumatic Brain Injury and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Patients

Award: $1500 plus re-imbursement for trip to and from ACA ACOS NSD AONS meeting

 

Second Prize:

Omar Qahwash, DO

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Staged, Unassisted Embolization Of Unruptured, Intracranial, Wide-Necked Aneurysms

Award: $1000

 

Third Prize:

Frank Hux, DO

Providence Hospital of Michigan

Purely Endoscopic Single Surgeon Access to Cerebellopontine Angle Pathology

Award: $500

 

2007 Annual Resident Paper Awards ACOS Neurosurgery Discipline/AONS

 

First Prize:

Boyd Richards, DO,

Providence Hospital of Michigan

Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Pedicle Screw Fixation: An Excellent Technique for Treatment of Chronic Lower Back Pain Secondary to Spondylolisthesis or Degenerative Disc Disease With or Without Associated Stenosis

Award: $1500 plus re-imbursement for trip to and from ACA ACOS NSD AONS meeting

 

Second Prize:

Will Beringer, DO

BroMenn Regional Medical Center

Postoperative CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Single Brain Metastases

Award: $1000

 

 

Annual Resident In-Service Exam Awards

The Neurosurgical Residentís Annual In-service exam award is presented by the Neurosurgical Discipline for the highest score on the Neurosurgical Annual In-service Exam.

Award: $100 The award will be presented at the Neurosurgical Discipline Reception.

 

2009 Annual Resident In-Service Exam Award ACOS Neurosurgery Discipline/AONS

1st Prize:

Nicholas Qandah, DO

Carilion Clinic, Virginia

 

2008 Annual Resident In-Service Exam Award ACOS Neurosurgery Discipline/AONS

1st Prize:

Nicholas Qandah, DO

Carilion Clinic, Virginia

 

2007 Annual Resident In-Service Exam Award ACOS Neurosurgery Discipline/AONS

1st Prize:

Dennis Cramer, DO

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center