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Women in Neurosurgery (WINS) Community – Fall 2019 Update

Women in Neurosurgery (WINS) Community – Fall 2019 Update

To Educate, Inspire and Encourage Women Neurosurgeons This edition of the Women in Neurosurgery (WINS) newsletter serves to bring attention to the interconnections present within our profession, and beyond, with a focus on wellness topics, including...

WINS 30th Anniversary Celebration

Next year brings an exciting time for WINS and the WINS community. Celebrating 30 years since the establishment of the WINS section, there will be events planned throughout the year to celebrate the history of the section and its achievements. Some of...

Honor Your Mentor Funds Contributions

Special thank you from our WINS community to those who donated to Honor Your Mentor Funds! Your support is highly appreciated! Karin M. Muraszko Honor Your Mentor Fund Beverly Aagaard Kienitz, MD Ellen L. Air, MD, PhD, FAANS Chiazo S. Amene,...
Spotlight on Wellness: A Neurosurgeon’s View on Yoga and Spine Health

Spotlight on Wellness: A Neurosurgeon’s View on Yoga and Spine Health

For those with spine related conditions and those noticing overall progression of degenerative processes in the spine, Sheri Dewan, MD, FAANS, explains, “The spine can become rigid — almost fused — over time, if you don’t move it, causing pain and oth...

Mentorship is Not Hierarchical

After a long day of completing a neurosurgical case in the operating room, my neurosurgery attending and I (a fellow at the time) both went out for a well-deserved sushi dinner. During dinner, we had the opportunity to sit, eat and connect...
WINS Visa Award Winner, Spring 2019

WINS Visa Award Winner, Spring 2019

Congratulations to our WINS VISA awardee for spring 2019, Silvia Hernández Durán, MD, who was presented with the award during the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, in April. She completed her medical training at the Universidad d...
WINS Spotlight on Regional Mentors and Mentees

WINS Spotlight on Regional Mentors and Mentees

Spotlight on Mentee in Michigan/Ohio Theresa Elder is a recent graduate of Central Michigan University College of Medicine and new member of WINS. Her first exposure to neurosurgery occurred late in her final year of medical school, and she ultimately...
Media Corner: WINS Member featured in Sheridan Road Magazine

Media Corner: WINS Member featured in Sheridan Road Magazine

“Cutting Her Own Path” by Allison Duncan (Oct 3, 2019) Sheridan Road Magazine recently featured Sheri Dewan, MD, FAANS, discussing the topic of being a neurosurgeon and mother. In the article, Dr. Dewan, mother of three, recounts her path to bec...

Upcoming Events

Please join us at these upcoming events at the CNS Meeting in October 2019 in San Francisco. Residency Program Update and Training the Trainers Symposium Sat., Oct 19 Beating Press Ganey Course Tues., Oct 22 Branding and Social Media in Your...

WINS Speakers Bureau

Leadership/Mentorship Aviva Abosch (AANS SPC) Deborah L. Benzil (AANS Vice President, CSNS Chair) Aruna Ganju (Past PD- Northwestern) Isabelle M. Germano (Tenured professor Mount Sinai) Odette Harris (Director of Neurotrauma, Stanford) Linda...

Fall 2019

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all our contributors and editorial team for the current version of the newsletter. Editors and Contributors Alia Hdeib, MD Sheri Dewan, MD Editorial Team Stephanie Cowart, AANS Communications Specialist