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Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center Welcomes Three Incoming Residents

The post-graduate year 1 residents (PGY-1’s) arrive this month to embark on an intensive seven-year training program to become neurological surgeons and neuroscience researchers, studying under some of the top brain and spine surgeons and researchers in the world today.

Dr. Boockvar Awarded $100,000 by Voices Against Brain Cancer

Mario Lichtenstein of Voices Against Brain Cancer Awards $100,000 to John Boockvar, MD

John Boockvar, M.D., was awarded $100,000 by Voices Against Brain Cancer at last night's 8th Annual Sounding Off for a Cure NY Benefit. The award, which covers the period from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, is to support Dr. Boockvar's work investigating “Intra-arterial delivery to the glioma stem cell niche.”

Dr. Stieg Named Champion of Heart and Stroke 2013

Neurosurgeon-in-Chief Dr. Philip Stieg was once again honored as a Champion of Heart and Stroke at the 2013 New York City Heart Ball.

Summer Research Project Aims to Unlock Secrets of Gliomatosis Cerebri

Emma D. Vartanian, a medical student at Weill Cornell Medical College, has been awarded a prestigious Summer Fellowship from the Saint Baldrick’s Foundation to work in Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield’s research lab this year. Emma will be dedicated to an exciting project focused exclusively on gliomas.

Dr. Souweidane and Dr. Zhou Contribute Chapter on DIPG and Other Brainstem Gliomas to New Text on Brain Tumor Treatments

Mark Souweidane, MD, Vice Chairman of the Brain and Spine Center and the director of pediatric neurosurgery, and Zhiping Zhou, PhD, who manages Dr. Souweidane's pediatric neuro-oncology lab, have contributed a chapter to the new book, "Clinical Management and Evolving Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Patients with Brain Tumors."