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  • CNS Announces Recipient of CNS Scholarship in Data Science

    • May 09, 2022

    May 9, 2022, Schaumburg, Ill. — The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is pleased to announce the newest recipient of the CNS Scholarship in Data Science. This year’s recipient is Andrew Abumoussa, MD, MSc, who is in his fourth year of residency at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  The topic of Dr. Abumoussa’s project is Global Motion Artifact Reduction Using Reconstructions of 3-Dimensional Models from Biplane Digital Subtraction Angiography.

    The use of advanced data science techniques for research and practice improvement in neurosurgery continues to expand. Computational techniques such as Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are poised to revolutionize healthcare. Obtaining training in basic and advanced data science requires both mentorship and financial support, and the CNS Scholarship in Data Science provides both on an individual basis as we seek to create a cadre of neurosurgeons with expertise in this subject. This scholarship program will benefit both the individual neurosurgeons who take part in the program, as well as the field as a whole as these future leaders work through the CNS to shape the ways in which AI will be integrated into neurosurgical research and practice.

    This year’s Scholarship will run through the academic year July 2022-June 2023, and the final work will be submitted for presentation at the 2023 CNS Annual Meeting.A manuscript based on this work will be submitted to Neurosurgery.

    Dr. Abumoussa states, “My goal is to integrate data science into neurosurgical practice, driving advancements in clinical care for our patients. This gracious award from the CNS allows me to achieve these goals!"

    Congratulations Dr. Abumoussa!

    This $20,000 scholarship was sponsored by a grant from Viz.Ai to the CNS Foundation Clinical Scientist Career Development Fund.

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