Spring 2020

WINS 2020 Celebration – Honoring the 30th Anniversary of WINS

The year 2020 brings an exciting time to the WINS community with the 30th  Anniversary of Women in Neurosurgery (WINS). Although our kick-off events at the AANS Annual Meeting, which included the NREF Muraszko Timmons Pediatric Neurosurgery and...

WINS 2020 Celebration: WINS Online Store

As you peruse the WINS Online Store , you will be greeted on the home page by the artwork that has become the centerpiece for our 30-year celebration with the invitation to explore further and the greeting below: "WINS' 30th Anniversary: Help Us Celebrate!...

WINS on Social Media

We are happy to announce WINS' presence on social media. In the past year, the WINS Communications Committee has developed social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Started in November 2019, the WINS Twitter profile has continued to grow,...

Book Corner: I Want to Be a Neurosurgeon

I Want to Be a Neurosurgeon Do you know a child you want to inspire? Written to encourage girls to follow their dreams, this downloadable book has been provided free of charge to WINS members. Please check it out and share! If you enjoyed reading...

WINS Virtual Chats – Connecting During a Pandemic

With the unprecedented changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and cancellation of in-person events this spring, WINS hosted several chats on Zoom to help foster dialogue and communication in the WINS community during this time. Our social media...

WINS Reception with the Spine Section and Pain Section

In early March, the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves and the AANS/CNS Section on Pain held their annual meetings in Las Vegas, with joint events and presentations. WINS held a reception on March 7, 2020, with attendees...

Local/Regional Event Spotlight: Northeastern Ohio Gathering

Local/regional events for women neurosurgeons occur in various locations throughout the year. Here we feature a spring gathering of women neurosurgeons and neurosurgeons in training in Northeastern Ohio, practicing in the greater Cleveland area and Akron....

Mentee Spotlight: Disep Ijeoma Ojukwu, MD, MBA, MPH

Dr. Disep Ijeoma Ojukwu, a recent medical school graduate, has been involved with WINS and the WINS social media team. Here, she tells how mentorship has been vital in her journey to becoming a neurosurgeon. I was born and raised in Glendale, California....

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all our contributors and editorial team for the current version of the newsletter. EditorsAlia Hdeib, MD Editorial TeamStephanie Cowart, AANS Communications Specialist