Dr. Pascal Zinn Awarded Caroline Ross Endowed Fellowship

January 2019: Pascal Zinn, M.D., Ph.D. was recently awarded the 2018 Caroline Ross Endowed Fellowship from The Brain Tumor Research Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Zinn is a neurosurgery chief resident at Baylor College of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellow in cancer biology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where under the mentorship of Dr. Ronald DePinho, he is working on co-clinical cancer models including a personalized human cerebral organoid cancer model to study glioblastoma.

The Caroline Ross Endowed Fellowship award supports and develops the next generation of brain tumor researchers. Since 2010, the award has been given annually to a select group of trainees who show excellence in brain tumor research.

Dr. Pascal Zinn Receives Two 2018 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting Awards

June 2018: Dr. Pascal Zinn has received the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Resident Award for his abstract entitled “Towards the Co-clinical Glioblastoma Treatment Paradigm – Radiomic Machine Learning Identifies Glioblastoma Gene Expression in Patients and Corresponding Xenograft Tumor Models.”

In addition, he has been awarded the Rosenblum-Mahaley Award for his abstract “Radiomic Machine Learning Algorithms Discriminate Pseudo-Progression from True Progression in Glioblastoma Patients: A Multi-Institutional Study.”

He will present his research Oct. 8 and 9 at the 2018 CNS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Aditya Vedantam Awarded at Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2016 Annual Meeting

September 2016: Dr. Aditya Vedantam was given the Ronald R. Tasker Award for his abstract, "Use of Spinal Cord Diffusion Tensor Imaging to Quantify Neural Ablation and Evaluate Outcome After Percutaneous Cordotomy for Intractable Cancer Pain" at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, which took place Sept. 24-28, 2016, in San Diego, Calif. 

His research was mentored by Department of Neurosurgery faculty member and surgeon, Ashwin Viswanathan, M.D.

Dr. Visish Srinivasan Wins Second Award for AANS/CNS

May 2016: The AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Surgery Section not only awarded the Robert J. Dempsey, M.D., Cerebrovascular Research Award to Dr. Visish Srinivasan, but also have selected him as a 2016-2017 Research Fellowship Grant awardee. He will be given $40,000 from the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation to help fund his research in his upcoming fourth year of his neurosurgical residency which is dedicated to research.

Dr. Visish Srinivasan Wins Robert J. Dempsey, M.D., Cerebrovascular Research Award

April 2016: Dr. Visish Srinivasan’s study proposal titled, “Endovascular Delivery of Allogenic Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Transfected with the Delta-24 Oncolytic Virus in a Canine Model of Glioblastoma” was judged a winner of the Robert J. Dempsey, M.D., Cerebrovascular Research Award by the Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery of the AANS/CNS.

Along with $15,000 to support his research, Dr. Srinivasan will attend the AANS/CNS meeting in February 2017 to be acknowledged for this award.