Neurosurgical Research Programs
Integrative Research in the Prevention and Treatment of Diseases and Injury of the Brain and Spine
Research Training and Career Development
The Department fosters research training for neurosurgeons at various stages of their careers, and coordinates the dissemination of scientific information to the medical community and society at large. The Department’s faculty are members of numerous editorial boards and regular contributors to scientific journals. They are frequent lecturers at local, regional, national, and international forums to scientific and lay audiences. Department faculty are leaders in the dissemination of scientific information to neurosurgeons, including editing major textbooks in the field, writing the Science Times column in the journal NEUROSURGERY, and directing the national Research Update in Neuroscience for Neurosurgeons (RUNN Course) held annually at the Marine Biology Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The Department is the current recipient of a career development grant from the National Institutes of Health for translational research in cerebrovascular malformations and the mentoring of predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees in patient-oriented research. Models of mentorship of residents and young faculty are aimed at developing future neurosurgical leaders who are dedicated to continued scientific innovation.