Young Neurosurgeons Research Forum

The Young Neurosurgeons Research Forum allows medical students, residents and fellows a platform to present scientific abstracts to both their peers and a panel of judges.

At the conclusion of the forum, abstracts will be evaluated by an expert panel of judges. Top-rated abstracts will be presented the Donald O. Quest Award in the following categories:

  1. Best basic science abstract from a resident or fellow
  2. Best basic science abstract from a medical student
  3. Best clinical abstract from a resident or fellow
  4. Best clinical abstract from a medical student

Sunday, April 29
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Moderator(s): Michael Edward Ivan, MD; Fredric B. Meyer, MD, FAANS; Edjah Kweku-Ebura Nduom, MD; Khoi Duc Than, MD, FAANS

1:00 pm - 1:02 pm

Introduction of the Osler Lecture

Michael Edward Ivan, MD

1:03 pm - 1:30 pm

Osler Lecture: Balance

Fredric B. Meyer, MD, FAANS

1:31 pm - 1:40 pm

Utilizing Engineered 3D in vitro Microenvironments to Examine Stem-like Cell State in Glioblastoma

Mounica Reddy Paturu

1:41 pm - 1:50 pm

406. Chlorhexidine Showers Decrease Surgical Site Infections for Non-Fusion Spinal Surgeries: An Analysis of 4,547 Surgeries

Andrew K. Chan, MD

1:51 pm - 2:00 pm

407. Determination of thermal dose threshold for brain tissue lesioning via transcranial MR-guided focused ultrasound in a porcine model

Zhiyuan Xu, MD, IFAANS

2:01 pm - 2:10 pm

408. Peptide Therapeutics to Prevent Delayed Vasospasm after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Peter Joseph Morone, MD

2:11 pm - 2:20 pm

409. Ribavirin as a Potential Therapeutic for Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumors

Joshua Casaos

2:21 pm - 2:30 pm

410. Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Suppresses Cortical Spreading Depolarization

Aubrey C. Rogers

2:31 pm - 2:40 pm

411. Modeling the Return to Consciousness After Severe TBI at a Large Academic Level 1 Trauma Center

Nathan Winans, BS

2:41 pm - 2:50 pm

412. Classification of Finger Movements with an Intracortical Brain-Computer Interface in a Human Brain

Ahmed Jorge, PhD

2:51 pm - 3:00 pm

413. Clinicopathologic Implications of Genomic Disruption in Pituitary Adenomas

Alexandra Larsen

3:01 pm - 3:10 pm

Beverage Break

3:11 pm - 3:20 pm

414. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment for Neuropathic Pain Induced by Common Peroneal Nerve Injury

Tarun Prabhala

3:21 pm - 3:30 pm

415. USMLE Step 1 Score as a Predictor of Career Path Beyond Neurosurgery Residency

Aaron Gelinne, BS

3:31 pm - 3:40 pm

416. Functional Restoration of Social Encoding and Behavior in an Autism Mouse Model

Daniel Lee

3:41 pm - 3:50 pm

417. Procedural complexity independent of P2Y12 levels is a predictor of in-stent thrombosis in Pipeline flow diversion of cerebral aneurysms

Bowen Jiang, MD

3:51 pm - 4:00 pm

418. Vestibular Schwannoma Outcomes 5-24 years after Leksell Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Andrew Faramand, MD, MSc

4:01 pm - 4:10 pm

419. Spine Surgery in Class IV and V Obese Patients: Outcomes and Surgical Nuances

Gennadiy Katsevman, MD

4:11 pm - 4:20 pm

420. Combination of Protein Phosphatase 2A Inhibition and PD-1 Blockade Synergistically Induces Regression of Murine Intracranial Glioblastoma

Dominic Maggio, MD

4:21 pm - 4:30 pm

Presentation of Quest Award Winners

Michael Edward Ivan, MD