Notices

Domestic Pediatric Neurosurgery Traveling Fellowship

The Joint Pediatric Neurosurgery Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons has established a traveling fellowship for residents in accredited North American neurosurgical training programs. The fellowship is intended to cover the traveling and living expenses for one month for a resident who wishes additional experience in pediatric neurosurgery during residency. The one-month fellowship can be spent at any pediatric neurosurgery program within North America to pursue an activity that broadens the resident’s exposure to pediatric neurosurgery, including observation at a clinical or research center, participation in a research project, or any other relevant activity. Up to two fellowships per year are awarded on the basis of a competitive evaluation by a committee of the Joint Pediatric Section. The maximum fellowship stipend is $2500.

TThe application must include the following: 1) a statement defining the purpose of the proposed fellowship; 2) written permission from the applicant’s residency program director to pursue the one-month fellowship if it is awarded; 3) a letter of acceptance from the pediatric neurosurgical program where the applicant will seek the fellowship; and 4) the applicant’s current curriculum vitae. The strict deadline for application submission is November 6, 2020. The completed application should be emailed to Andrew Jea at ajea@iuhealth.org.


International Pediatric Neurosurgery Traveling Fellowship

The Joint Pediatric Neurosurgery Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons offers an international traveling fellowship for neurosurgeons who, at the time of their application, are either training in a residency program outside the United States and Canada or have completed residency training outside the United States and Canada within the past five years. The fellowship will cover the traveling and living expenses for a three-month period to be spent observing the activities of an established pediatric neurosurgical service of the applicant’s choosing in the United States or Canada. Up to two fellowships will be awarded yearly on the basis of a competitive evaluation by a committee of the Pediatric Section at the annual meeting in December. The maximum fellowship stipend is $7500.

The application must include the following: 1) a statement defining the purpose of the proposed fellowship; 2) a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s current neurosurgical program director; 3) a letter of acceptance from the institution where the applicant intends to take the fellowship, confirming the description of the fellow’s potential activities during the period of the award; and 4) the applicant’s current curriculum vitae. The strict deadline for application submission is November 6, 2020. The completed application should be emailed to Andrew Jea at ajea@iuhealth.org.


Neurosurgery Fellowship Position Available at The University of Texas at Houston McGovern Medical School and the Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann Hospital

One-Year Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship
(applications open for 2020–2021 or 2021–2022)

 

The Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery (EFN) Fellowship is a 1-year fellowship intended to supplement core residency training in neurosurgery. The goal is to impart the fellow with advanced knowledge and skills with a higher level of expertise in Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery. This fellowship provides a variety of unique opportunities that distinguish it: a large volume of functional neurosurgical cases using the latest technologies such as stereo-electroencephalography and laser interstitial thermal ablation and laser interstitial thermal therapy; tumors in eloquent locations that necessitate functional mapping and preservation; didactic teaching as part of an epilepsy course conducted by faculty at the Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at UT Health; access to a well funded lab run by the fellowship director; and integration into exciting opportunities at the Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies at UT Health, the active neurosurgical and neuroscience community at UTHealth, and the broader Texas Medical Center.

The fellowship encompasses a variety of experiences that will shape the fellow as an expert in a broad range of epilepsy surgery cases, functional brain mapping and resection of tumors in eloquent cortex, and surgery for movement disorders, spasticity, and the treatment of intractable pain. Fellows in this program will work closely with Dr. Nitin Tandon and Dr. Albert Fenoy, and the treatment of patients will involve the collaboration of specialists in the Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery. The fellow will learn in great detail from both neurosurgeons and neurologists involved in the team that manages these patients and will be exposed to a broad range of pathologies that would benefit from surgical intervention, but just as critically, they will also learn about the diagnosis of these disorders and their medical management. They will perform a variety of neurosurgical procedures with increasing responsibility and independence, and this knowledge base will prepare them for an independent career in functional neurosurgery. The fellowship also provides ample opportunity for research in diverse arenas: epilepsy neuromodulation, language networks, depression, and clinical outcomes research. Fellows will also be strongly encouraged to participate in clinical and basic research projects, to present the results of such work at national meetings, and to publish articles in leading journals.

For inquiries, please contact or a send curriculum vitae electronically to Nitin Tandon, MD, FAANS, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Houston, 6431 Fannin Suite G550, Houston, Texas 77030. Telephone 713-500-5442. email: nitin.tandon@uth.tmc.edu. To apply, please go directly to the UTHealth website: http://p.rfer.us/UTH5hP6xl.


Meetings

89th AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 17–21, 2021. Telephone: 888-566-2267. Email: epm@aans.org. Website: https://www.aans.org/.

***RESCHEDULED*** 13th Annual Meeting of the Lumbar Spine Research Society, Chicago, Illinois, November 11-13, 2020. Telephone: 608-770-8992. Website: https://www.lsrs.org.