The Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS) has established a Neurosurgeon-Scientist Training Program (NSTP) to increase the pool of neurosurgery residents conducting research and to enhance their success rate in becoming independent neurosurgeon-scientists. The NSTP will serve as a formal mentored research program for those neurosurgery residents who are beginning a protected research year or have already completed their protected research year.
The primary goal of this new program is to improve human health by providing participants with the skills, mentorship, education and experience needed to successfully compete for individual research funding (e.g., National Institutes of Health K awards and R01 research grants). Additional research by clinician-scientist neurosurgeons is critical to the fundamental discovery that advances new methods of care and new cures.
A donation of $110,000 by the non-profit StacheStrong provides crucial funding for brain tumor-related grants with the launch of the NSTP. StacheStrong is devoted to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research. Defeating brain cancer and improving the quality of patients’ lives is the mission of StacheStrong.
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