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Awards

SFNS Young Investigator Awards

All Northern California residents and fellows in the Neurosciences are invited to submit their research for consideration for the San Francisco Neurological Society’s (SFNS) annual awards.

The following awards are given at the SFNS Annual Meeting:

  • The Edwin Boldrey award is intended to recognize a research project in neuroscience.
  • The Henry Newman award is presented each year to the author of the best paper dealing with clinical neurology
  • The John Hanbery award is given annually to the best clinical paper covering topics in neurosurgery.
  • The Harold Rosegay award is given annually to the best clinical paper covering topics in neurosurgical anatomy, history and clinical practice.

Requirements

  • All submissions must be original and unpublished
  • Work can be pending publication
  • Word limit count: 500
  • Must be available to present your paper on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at the SFNS Annual Meeting at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, CA
  • Each presentation is to be 20 minutes in length
  • You may not have previously won a total of TWO of any of the SFNS Young Investigator Awards

Award Winners Will Receive

  • $500 honorarium
  • One night lodging at the hotel where the annual meeting is taking place
  • Complimentary meeting registration for the annual meeting
  • Award certificate

Young Investigator Research Forum

Those not selected for a Young Investigator Award, may still have an opportunity to present their work at the Young Investigator Research Forum on Saturday during the annual meeting. Talk time allotments are between 10-12 minutes. Young Investigator Research Forum presenters are responsible for registering for the annual meeting and making their own hotel reservations.

Boldrey Award

The Edwin Boldrey Award is intended to recognize a research project in neuroscience.

Clara Starkweather, MD, PhD - UCSF Neurosurgery Resident

Neural Correlates of Stepping in an Intra-operative Task


Newman Award

The Henry Newman award is presented each year to the author of the best paper dealing with clinical neurology.

Christina Young, PhD - Stanford Neuropsychology Fellow

Divergent Cortical tau PET Patterns in Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease


Rosegay Award

The Harold Rosegay Award is given annually to the best clinical paper covering topics in neurosurgical anatomy, history and clinical practice.

Nitin Agarwal, MD - UCSF Neurosurgery Fellow

How a Personalized Opioid Protocol Can Mitigate Opioid Overprescription for Postoperative Patients


Hanbery Award

The John Hanbery Award is given annually to the best clinical paper covering topics in neurosurgery.

Satvir Saggi, BS - UCSF Medical Student (MS2)

Machine Learning for Predicting Delayed Cerebral Ischemia in Patients with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage


Child Nuerology Award

The Child Neurology Award is given annually to the best clinical paper covering topics in child neurology.

Rachel Vassar, MD - UCSF Child Neurology Resident

Timing of Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapies in Children after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Retrospective, Observational Study

The Outstanding Service Award is presented by the San Francisco Neurological Society in recognition of longstanding service and support of SFNS activities.

  • 2021-2022 - Dr. Mark Sedrak
  • 2020-2021 - Dr. Suzy Maska
  • 2019 - Dr. Suketu Khandhar
  • 2018 - Dr. Steven J. Holtz
  • 2017 – Dr. Oscar Abeliuk
  • 2016 – Dr. Eric Collins
  • 2015- Dr. Robyn Young
  • 2014 – Dr. Eric Denys
  • 2013- Dr. Jack Rozance

Dr. Eric Denys received the SFNS Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 Annual Dinner. Congratulations Dr. Denys!