National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Congress of Neuroloical Surgeons Getch Scholar

In 2015, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) established the NINDS-CNS Getch Scholar Award, as part of a national career development program. Each two-year award is funded in part by a $200,000 contribution from the CNS, with a corresponding commitment from the NINDS. The first NINDS-CNS Getch Scholar was named in 2016. Brian Dlouhy, M.D., an assistant professor of neurosurgery from the University of Iowa, is investigating how the forebrain effects breathing during seizures, which has implications for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). His clinical practice focuses on pediatric neurosurgery with a focus on pediatric epilepsy. A second NINDS-CNS Getch Scholar will be named in 2018.

Partially named in honor of the late Christopher C. Getch, M.D., a past CNS president, the goal of the NINDS/CNS Getch Scholar award is to increase the number of neurosurgeon-scientists who are trained to conduct research into neurological disorders. This award is part of a larger, ongoing NINDS national career development program that is intended for neurosurgeons who possess unique clinical and research skills that identify them as the next generation of neurosurgical leaders.

The award is open to all neurosurgeons who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, who are within one to two years following their academic training, and who have begun, or will shortly begin, a faculty position at a U.S. academic medical center. The NINDS/CNS Getch Scholar receives up to two years of funding that promotes high quality, novel, creative research and innovative investigation, in order to help them launch a dual, clinical-research career that includes a vibrant, well-funded independent research program.

Goals

  • Provide up to two years of funding for an early career neurosurgeon to promote high quality, novel, creative research and innovative investigation.
  • Help an early career neurosurgeon to launch a dual, clinical-research career that includes a vibrant, well-funded independent research program.

Media

The University of Iowa Press Release (December 11, 2015): Dlouhy Wins Inaugural Getch Scholar Award for Early-Career Neurosurgeons.

FNIH Press Release (Aug. 10, 2015): CNS Provides Support to the Foundation for the NIH for a $200,000 Neurosurgical NINDS/CNS Getch Scholar Award

Support

To donate, please contact Development Officer Alison Drone at adrone@fnih.org.

Partners

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Contacts

Alison Drone, Development Officer, adrone@fnih.org