WINS/Greg Wilkins-Barrick Chair Visiting International Surgeon Award (VISA Award)
Thanks to the generosity of Mark Bernstein, MD, FRCSC, the Greg Wilkins-Barrick Chair in International Surgery, two annual awards are available to encourage international collegiality, education and collaboration. The award of $5000 is to fund travel and registration fees for an international female resident or faculty neurosurgeon to attend the AANS or CNS meeting. Awardees will present a talk at the WINS Reception held the meetings.
WINS Leadership Development Award
The WINS Leadership Development Award, established in 2014, recognizes a WINS member who has been in neurosurgical practice for less than 10 years who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, research, clinical practice, mentoring and leadership, in order to advance women leaders in neurosurgery. The awardee will be recognized during the plenary session at the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.
The Sherry Apple Resident Travel Scholarship
The Sherry Apple Resident Travel Scholarship is granted yearly to an outstanding resident abstract accepted at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting.
Sherry Apple Traveling Scholarship Awardees
- 2006 Simona Velicu, MD
- 2007 Jobyna H. Whiting, MD
- 2008 Michelle J. Clarke, MD
- 2009 Sameer A. Sheth, MD PhD
- 2010 Nilesh Kurwale, MBBS
- 2011 Robert Partlow Naftel, MD
- 2012 Roy Dudley, MD
- 2013 Matthew Frank Gary, MD
- 2014 Franziska Loebel, MD
- 2015 Sophia F. Shakur, MD
- 2016 Noorulain Iqbal, MD
Louise Eisenhardt Resident Travel Scholarship
The Louise Eisenhardt Resident Travel Scholarship is granted yearly to an outstanding resident abstract accepted at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting.
Louise Eisenhardt Traveling Scholarship Awardees
- 2000 Amy B. Heimburger, MD
- 2005 Martina Stippler, MD
- 2006 Aymara Triana, MD
- 2007 Taryn M. Bragg, MD
- 2008 Bawarjan Schatlo, MD
- 2009 Jennifer A. Moliterno, MD
- 2010 Erin N. Kiehna, MD
- 2011 Amanda L. Muhs Saratsis, MD
- 2012 Amanda L. Muhs Saratsis, MD
- 2013 Scott Parker, MD
- 2014 Sophia F. Shakur
- 2015 Teresa Purzner
- 2016 Sophia F. Shakur, MD
- 2017 Jaclyn Janine Renfrow
For both Sherry Apple and Louise Eisenhardt Resident Travel Scholarships, all interested residents may submit their abstracts through the CNS and AANS Abstract Center, respectively, prior to the deadlines, and select the above scholarships from the menu.