Grants and Awards
The Pediatric Neurosurgery team has won numerous awards and grants that recognize and support their important research, including:
Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield was awarded $75,000 from the Matthew Larson Foundation to pursue research into how low-grade tumors transform into invasive malignancies.
Dr. Mark Souweidane was awarded a $97,000 grant from The Cure Starts Now to support his research into children's brain tumors.
The Christian Rivera Foundation awarded Dr. Mark Souweidane $80,000 to continue his research and clinical trial for DIPG.
Dr. Mark Souweidane was awarded $200,000 from the Dana Neuroimmunology Foundation to study "Theragnostic Use of 124I –Monoclonal Antibody Delivered By Convection-Enhanced Delivery for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma in Children."
United Therapeutics awarded Dr. Mark Souweidane a two-year, $100,000 grant for "Radio-Labeled Monoclonal Antibody in the Treatment of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma."
The Christian Rivera Foundation awarded Dr. Mark Souweidane $30,000 for a "Phase I Study of Convection-Enhanced Delivery of 124I-8H9 for Patients with Non-Progressive Diffuse Pontine Gliomas Previously Treated with External Beam Radiation Therapy."
Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield was named the Victor and Tara Menezes Clinical Scholar Award winner in Neuroscience. He will hold this endowed position until 2015.
The Beez Foundation Inc. Research Fund awarded Dr. Mark Souweidane $10,000 for Multi-drug Targeted Therapy in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.
Dr. Mark Souweidane was awarded a two-year, $100,000 grant from the St. Baldrick's Foundation for research on "Radio-Labeled Monoclonal Antibody in the Treatment of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma."
Notable Resident Awards
The following residents presented abstracts at The AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery, winning the awards listed below. The AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery provides a forum "intended to present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations."
2010- Dr. Zhiping Zhou and Dr. Mark Souweidane were awarded a grant from the Beez Foundation
- Abstract Title: Multi-drug Targeted Therapy in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma
2007 - Dr. Jeffrey P. Greenfield won the Kenneth Shulman Award
- Abstract Title: "Stem Cell Based Infiltrative Model of Brainstem Glioma"
2005 - Dr. Jeffrey P. Greenfield won the Hydrocephalus Association Award
- Abstract Title: "Intraoperative Assessment of Third Ventriculostomy Success"
2001 - Dr. David I. Sandberg won the Kenneth Shulman Award
- Abstract Title: "Convection Enhanced Delivery into the Rat Brain Stem: A Potential Delivery for the Treatment of Diffuse Pontine Gliomas"