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Dr. Bernardo Wins CTSC 3D Printing Novel Technology Award

Dr. Antonio Bernardo

Dr. Bernardo and his co-investigator, Alex Evins, will use the $10,000 award to investigate the feasibility of creating on-demand intra-operative cranial prostheses.

Dr. Knopman Named to SuperDoctors Rising Stars List

Dr. Jared Knopman

Jared Knopman, M.D., has been named to the 2014 Rising Stars list, his second consecutive appearance on the list. Introduced in 2013, the Rising Stars list acknowledges doctors who have been practicing for less than 10 years but who have already distinguished themselves among their peers. The list was published on September 28 in a special section of The New York Times Magazine.

US News Rates Us Best in NY (Again)

Dr. Philip E. Stieg, chairman of the Weill Cornell Department of Neurosurgery

We are now ranked as the best neurology/neurosurgery practice in New York, the best in the northeast, and the best east of the Mississippi River.

Dr. Hartl’s Team Wins AO Foundation Start-up Grant for Spine Research

Dr. Roger Härtl and research fellow Yu Moriguchi

Dr. Yu Moriguchi has been awarded a $67,000 start-up grant from the AO Foundation for a research project that holds promise for the repair of herniated discs.

Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Aksay Awarded Weill Cornell Medical College Seed Grant for Epilepsy Research

The $100,000, one-year grant will provide initial funding for a new project that aims to identify how seizures start and spread in the brain.

Ranjodh Singh Awarded DIPG Research Fellowship from PhRMA

Ranjodh Singh

Singh will work in Dr. Mark Souweidane’s laboratory, which is focused on finding new therapeutic approaches to DIPG.

Dr. Schwartz’s Lab Wins Seed Grant from AES

The Weill Cornell Epilepsy Research Team

A collaboration with the University of Florida will develop a new device and software using photoacoustic tomography (PAT) to map seizures.

Spine Fellow Yu Moriguchi Wins AOSpine Research Presentation Award

Yu Moriguchi, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Moriguchi was honored for his research on high-density collagen gels

Dr. Moussazadeh Awarded NREF Fellowship for 2014-15

Dr. Nelson Moussazadeh

Project will use genomic sequencing to identify cancer patients at risk for spinal metastasis

Dr. Grunert Wins 2014 ORS New Investigator Recognition Award

Dr. Grunert Wins 2014 NIRA

The spine research fellow was honored for his abstract on high-density collagen gel mixed with riboflavin, which is used to close defects in intervertebral discs.

Neuro ICU Staff on 2SW Recognized for ICU Patient Care

The in-patient staff of 2SW has been awarded a 90th Percentile Achievement Award by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for Q42013. This award is given to units whose overall mean score placed them in the 90th percentile for patient satisfaction.

Collagen Gel Study Wins 2014 Apfelbaum Award

Dr. Peter Grunert, Dr. Roger Hartl, Dr. Yu Moriguchi

Innovative research by Dr. Roger Härtl has been named the 2014 winner of the Ronald Apfelbaum Research Award.

Joany Casiano Wins Shared Values Award

Joany Casiano Wins Shared Values Award

The Shared Values program recognizes extraordinary college employees who go above and beyond their job duties and who exemplify our staff’s commitment to putting our values into practice.

Dr. Stieg Named Co-PI in New StrokeNet Trials Network

Dr. Philip E. Stieg

Neurosurgeon-in-Chief Dr. Philip E. Stieg has been named one of five co-principal investigators in the newly created New York Stroke Trials Network of Columbia and Cornell, funded by the National Institutes of Health. The project is one of 25 regional stroke centers created by the NIH to conduct clinical trials in stroke.

Weill Cornell Team Wins $300,000 Grant to Study Concussion and Other Brain Injuries

PET scan of normal patient - no inflammation

The grant, from GE and the NFL, is one of 16 awarded in the “Head Health Challenge,” a four-year, $20 million initiative.

Dr. Nelson Moussazadeh Named a NewYork-Presbyterian “Shining Star”

Dr. Nelson Moussazadeh

The fourth-year resident in neurological surgery was recently recognized by the Shining Star program, which honors those who provide exceptional patient care.

McKenna Claire Foundation Lends a Hand to DIPG Efforts

Dr. Mark Souweidane meets with David Wetzel of the McKenna Claire Foundation

Dr. Mark Souweidane has received a $50,000 donation from the McKenna Claire Foundation in support of his DIPG research.

Dr. Hoffman Wins Distinguished Housestaff Award

Chief Resident Caitlin Hoffman, M.D., has been awarded the Distinguished Housestaff Award for all-around excellence.

Dr. Schwartz Named PNA’s 2013 "Gentle Giant"

Dr. Theodore Schwartz has been presented with the 2013 Gentle Giant Award by the Pituitary Network Association for outstanding commitment to pituitary medicine, patient care, and education.

Mark Souweidane to Be Honored With Cristian Rivera Foundation Vision of Hope Award

Dr. Mark Souweidane, Vice Chairman of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center and Director of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, will be honored next Monday night, September 30, with the 2013 Cristian Rivera Foundation Vision of Hope Award. The award will be presented at the fifth annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala.

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