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Fourth-Year Resident Heather H. McCrea, MD, PhD, Awarded 2012-2013 NREF Research Grant

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Heather McCrea, M.D., Ph.D.

Heather H. McCrea, M.D., Ph.D., a fourth-year neurosurgery resident, is among ten researchers awarded grants for 2012-2013 by the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF). Dr. McCrea's study is titled "The Role of Angiocrine Expression of Notch Ligands in Glioma Progression." She is sponsored by Shahin Rafii, M.D.

The NREF provides research funding opportunities as a means to make advances in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions such as brain tumors, strokes and spinal disorders. Applications for the grant were reviewed by the NREF's Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). Once submissions were evaluated, the SAC provided funding recommendations to the NREF's Executive Council.

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