CNS Bhuwan Garg High School Neuroscience Prize
The American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society High School Neuroscience Program was created to 1) identify and reward a high school student whose scientific skill and talent indicate potential for scientific contributions in the field of neuroscience 2) recognize the efforts of science teachers who have demonstrated support for students interested in neuroscience. Initial application is made to the American Academy of Neurology with secondary selection of the CNS Prize recipient. Criteria include:
- Relevance to Neuroscience: The problem being investigated concerns the brain or the nervous system including, but not limited to: anatomy, physiology, pathology, function, and behavior. Behavior and psychology projects are not encouraged unless there is a clear link to neurophysiology.
- Relevance to child neurology: the research need not be exclusive to, but must be commonly associated with neurological disease and developmental disorders of childhood
- Creativity based on the originality of the problem solving approach, even if the specific problem being addressed is not a new or unusual one.
- Interpretation of Data – The scope of the hypothesis and methodology is feasible. The potential significance of the experiments is placed in the proper perspective. Potential pitfalls of the methodology or interpretation have been addressed.
- Research Reports – The report is organized, well-written, and the accompanying figures and tables are clearly labeled and readable. Communication Skills – The student is able to discuss the project and defend the stated conclusions effectively in an oral interview.
- Eligibility criteria; a) students must be enrolled in secondary school (grades 9-12) in the United States, regardless of age; b) applications must represent original laboratory research as well as the original written work of the applicant; c) project should be the work of an individual student; group projects are not eligible (teacher is encouraged to provide guidance as needed, but must allow student to demonstrate his/her own creativity)
Taeun Chang Outstanding Junior Member Post Graduate Award
The CNS Executive Committee unanimously approved renaming the Outstanding Junior Member Awards in honor of Taeun Chang, MD following her untimely passing in the spring of 2022. Since its inception in 1996, four awards have been presented to residents at each CNS Annual Meeting for work submitted to the Scientific Selection Committee. Tae was one of the first and one of the few residents to win the award twice (2002 and 2003).
One or two Taeun Chang Outstanding Junior Member Post Graduate Award(s) are presented annually to Junior Members of the CNS who are first authors of an abstract selected for platform or poster presentation at the CNS Annual Meeting by the Scientific Selection Committee. Selection is based on abstract rank. Recipients must be CNS Junior Members who have completed training and are enrolled in a post-graduate fellowship program as of April 1. Recipients receive a plaque presented at the CNS Annual Meeting, registration fee waiver, three hotel nights and travel stipend.
Milena Andzelm, MD, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Taeun Chang Outstanding Junior Member Award
Four Taeun Chang Outstanding Junior Member Awards are presented annually to Junior Members of the CNS who are first authors of an abstract selected for platform or poster presentation at the CNS Annual Meeting by the Scientific Selection Committee. Selection is based on abstract rank. Recipients must be CNS Junior Members in training as of April 1. Recipients receive a plaque presented at the CNS Annual Meeting, registration fee waiver, three hotel nights and travel stipend.
Alexandra Santana Almansa, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Claudia Gambrah-Lyles, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,
Mary Rolfes, MD
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA
Alexander Sandweiss, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital
AAP Section of Neurology Travel Grant
The AAP Section of Neurology provides a $500 travel grant to one CNS Junior Member who is first author of an abstract selected for platform or poster presentation at the CNS Annual Meeting by the Scientific Selection Committee. Selection is based on abstract rank and interest to a general pediatric audience as determined by the AAP Section of Neurology. Recipients must be CNS Junior Members in training as of April 1.
M. Richard Koenigsberger Scholarship
The Child Neurology Society M. Richard Koenigsberger Scholarship will be awarded annually to one junior member in training as of April 1. The resident must be first author of an outstanding abstract (as identified by Scientific Selection Committee rank) in one or more of Dr. Koenigsberger’s primary areas of interest; neonatal neurology, genetic diseases, HIV, or metabolic disorders. The recipient will receive a plaque presented at the CNS Annual Meeting, a $300 scholarship, and a registration fee waiver.