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Children’s Brain Tumor Project Plans “Summer Sprint” As Supporters Step Up

Children's Brain Tumor Project

With grants and gifts from families and foundations, the CBTP will fill the lab with an impressive array of medical students and fellows conducting research at an amazing pace.

Samuel Jeffers Foundation Funds Summer Medical Student Fellow for Thalamic Gliomas

The Samuel Jeffers Childhood Cancer Foundation will fund a summer fellow for thalamic glioma research.

The Samuel Jeffers Childhood Cancer Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Children’s Brain Tumor Project (CBTP) to fund a dedicated summer fellow for thalamic glioma research. The fellow will focus on assembling a thalamic glioma tissue repository here at Weill Cornell to provide researchers with tumor samples to study.

Medical Student Christopher Marnell Wins Summer NREF Fellowship

Weill Cornell Medical Student Christopher Marnell

The first-year med student will work with Dr. Souweidane on his clinical trial using CED against DIPG

Dr. Pennicooke Wins at World Forum for Spine Research in Dubai

Brenton Pennicooke, MD

The fourth-year resident won Best Oral Presentation for “Annular Repair Using High-density Collagen Gel with Riboflavin Crosslinkage: Preliminary results in an in vivo ovine model”

Drs. Schwartz and Souweidane Speak at AINAS II in Cairo

Dr. Mark Souweidane and Dr. Theodore Schwartz in Cairo

Dr. Theodore Schwartz and Dr. Mark Souweidane recently presented at the Second Annual International Congress of the Neurosurgery Department of Ain Shams University (AINAS II) in Cairo. The international meeting, which was organized by the university in collaboration with the Egyptian Society of Neurological Surgery (ESNS), brought together experts from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Germany, South Korea, Finland, the United Kingdom, and the United States to bring advanced endoscopic neurosurgical training to local surgeons.