AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
Mayfield Clinical Science Award - $1000
The Mayfield Awards are presented annually by the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves to neurosurgical residents or BC/BE fellows in North American training programs who author outstanding manuscripts detailing a laboratory or clinical investigation in the area of spinal or peripheral nerve disorders. This award is also applicable to individuals in DO training programs. The manuscript for this award is presented by attaching to the related information to their abstract in the call for abstract process. Two awards are available, one for clinical research and one for basic science research. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 cash award and an honorarium up to $2,000 to cover the expenses of attendance at the Annual Meeting of the Section.
|2010||Raqeeb Haque, MD||Dr. Haque is currently a fifth year neurosurgical resident at the Department of Neurological Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. He was originally born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, where he attended Walt Whitman High School. His research interests began at that time at the National Institutes of Health, where he won numerous awards for his research on cell cycle regulatory proteins and cancer biology. Dr. Haque then attended Harvard University, where he majored in Biology and graduated with distinction and honors, and received the prestigious Harvard College Scholarship for scholastic achievement. Following his undergraduate studies, he then was accepted to the Johns Hopkins Medical School and began to develop an early interest in neurosurgery and neurological based disorders. To help develop his basic science interest in neurosurgery, he was the recipient of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship and spent a dedicated year after his second year of medical school at the National Cancer Institute with Dr. Howard Fine. There, he was integral in identifying the critical role of
Notch protein in glioma cell proliferation.
Dr. Haque then began his neurosurgical residency training at Columbia in 2005. As only a second year resident, he spent a year in the laboratory of Dr. John Martin, a well-renowned neuroanatomist who specializes in understanding brain and spinal cord motor pathways, and Dr. Christopher Winfree, an attending neurosurgeon at Columbia. It is during this time Dr. Haque began to study new ways to restore motor control after spinal cord injury using a peripheral nerve bridge model and received a NRSA research grant to do his research. Over the past few years, he has continued to develop this model in animal and cadaveric models, which recently culminated in an invitation to develop a clinical trial to study this novel model of bypass in spinal cord injury. His work has lead to numerous accolades, including the Synthes Spine Resident Award, the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) for the study a novel delivery of nerve growth factors into the spinal cord, and the current Mayfield Clinical Research Award. Dr. Haque aspires to become an academic neurosurgeon specializing in the spine and spinal cord injuries, and will spend a year with Dr. Richard Fessler in 2012-2013 doing a Minimally Invasive Spine Fellowship.
|Columbia University Medical Center|
|2009||Matthew B.Maserati, MD||Dr. Maserati, a graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, is currently a fourth year resident in neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Following the completion of his senior clinical year, he will pursue an in-residency spinal neurosurgery fellowship, including a clinical research investigation into the phenomenon of adjacent level disease.||University of Pittsburgh Medical Center|
|2008||Dennis E. Cramer|
|2008||Matthew M. Kang|
|2005||Nicholas H. Post|
|2004||Michael Y. Wang|
|2002||Ketan R. Bulsara|
|2001||Gordon W. Tang|
|1996||Paul D. Sawin|
|1993||Gerald F. Tuite|