In 2019, The CNS made a $1 million leadership gift to match all gifts from individuals and sections. The result was an outpouring of financial support which has allowed the CNS Foundation to operate from a position of stability and philanthropic giving during 2020. The CNS Foundation Board cannot express their appreciation enough; but again, we say, "Thank you!"
Please consider becoming part of the CNS Foundation. Make your 2020 gift to support worldwide health and the future of neurosurgery, today! We look forward to celebrating and honoring all donors at this year’s CNS Annual Meeting in Miami.
Four funds have been established to allow donors and corporate partners to give to initiatives that best align with their own values.
We are grateful for any size donation to the Mission Advancement Fund. Donations will be used at the Board’s discretion, for the fulfillment of the mission and for the most urgent need. The CNS Foundation’s philanthropic mission is to improve worldwide patient health by supporting innovative programs that allow neurosurgeons to collaborate globally as researchers, learners, educators, and caregivers.
One of the most prestigious research awards available in neurosurgery, the NINDS/CNS Getch Scholar K12 Award provides funding in support of early career neurosurgeon-scientists to promote high quality, novel, creative research and innovative investigation. Unique to this celebrated award is the surgeon’s opportunity to complete research at their home institution for two consecutive years.
The CNS Foundation proudly supports the ongoing development of new, high quality, evidence-based CNS Guidelines, recognized as a critical tool to confront a rapidly changing health care environment. Donations may be purposed either for the development of a specific guideline, or toward the general funding of new guideline projects.
The CNS Foundation funds observerships to allow young surgeons from overseas to visit American institutions for mentorship and extended learning opportunities. The CNS Foundation is in pursuit of innovative, capacity-building solutions that will positively impact surgical teams around the world, especially in areas of the world with high need.
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You may also contact Courtney Johnson, Manager of Foundation and Giving, to learn more about our Donor Benefits and Giving Opportunities:
We are proud to announce the 2018 NINDS/CNSF Getch K12 Scholar Award recipient is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery Babacar Cisse, M.D. Ph.D. Dr. Cisse is the principal investigator of a research laboratory that studies the interactions between the immune system and brain tumors. Dr. Cisse’s research focuses on how brain tumors develop, grow, and become malignant.