Research Update in
Neuroscience for Neurosurgeons


Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, Massachusetts

October 29 - November 5, 2016
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RUNN Course Speakers 2015
Reading Lists

  • Issam Awad,
    "Philosophy of Science in Relevance to Neurosurgery" (Saturday)

    "Deconstructing a Neurosurgical Disease: A Path to Therapy for Cerebral Cavernous Malformation" (Sunday)

  • Larry Benowitz, "Rewiring the Injured CNS"

  • Kerry Bernstein, "A Matter of TRUST"

  • John Boockvar, "Intra-arterial Chemotherapy to Target the Glioma Stem Cell Niche in Malignant Brain Tumors"

  • Edward Boyden, Ph.D., "Tools for Understanding and Repairing the Brain"

  • Henry Brem, "Brain Tumor Therapy"

  • Mark Burns, "Acute CNS Injury and Chronic Neurodegenerative Disease: Common Pathways and Therapeutic Targets"

  • Nino Chiocca, "Translational Therapeutics for Brain Tumors: From the Lab to the Clinic & Back"

  • Robert Dempsey, "Research and Balance in an Academic Neurosurgery Career"

  • Reggie Edgerton, "Activity Dependent Mechanisms that Enhance Sensorimotor Function Following Spinal Cord Injury "

  • Robert Friedlander, "Mechanisms of Cell Death in Neurologic Diseases"

  • Zoher Ghogawala, "What is Comparative Effectiveness Research, Why Should We Care About This Topic?"

  • Murat Gunel, "Next Generation Genomics"

  • Michael M. Haglund, "Academic Neurosurgery and Global Health"

  • Robert Harbaugh, "Issues in Neurosurgical Clinical Research"

  • Neville Hogan, M.D., M.E., Ph.D., Robotic Tools for Scientific Neuro-Recovery

  • James D. Kang, M.D., “Novel Advances in Biological Therapies for Disc Degeneration: A Surgeon-Scientist Perspective”

  • Jeff Lichtman, M.D., Ph.D., "Connectomics"

  • Nir Lipsman, "Brain Circuitry and Human Behaviour: What can go wrong and what can we do about it?"

  • L. Dade Lunsford, "Clinical Research as Part of a Career in Neurosurgery"

  • Joseph Madsen, "Signals and Systems in the Human Brain: Water and Electricity"

  • James Rutka, "Glioblastoma Multiforme: Advances Beyond the Leading Edge"

  • Walter Schneider, "Clinically Actionable Fiber Tracking in Neurosurgery & Traumatic Brain Injury: MRI Tract Visualizations with Quality Exceeding Microdissection"

  • Marc Simard, "The SUR1-TRPM4 Channel - a Critical Player in CNS Ischemia and Trauma"

  • Andrew Schwartz, "Advances in High Performance Brain-Controlled Prosthetics"

  • Beth Stevens, "Wiring and Unwiring the Brain: Role of Glia and Immune Molecules"

  • Peter L. Strick, "Basal Ganglia and Cerebellar 'Loops' with the Cerebral Cortex: Circuits for Movement, Cognition and Affect"

  • Richard J. Wurtman, M.D.,"Enhancing Synaptogenesis in early Alzheimer's Disease by Administering Phosphatide Precursors "


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