are difficult times for Neurosurgery and for neurosurgeons
whether you are in an academic environment or in private practice.
Yet despite these difficulties, I am heartened by the fact
that each year we have such high caliber medical students
entering our specialty.
the MGH, we continue to attract the "best of the best".
We thank you for your support of these outstanding residents.
would like to thank everyone who has so kindly donated and
pledged towards the Robert Ojemann Professorship. We are
still working hard to make this a reality in order to honor
someone who was so instrumental to the MGH
program and to each of us.
you have not already pledged, or if you would like to increase
your pledge, please contact my office at 617-726-8583.
October the Congress of Neurological Surgeons is meeting
in Boston (October 8-13). This gives us the opportunity
to plan a special event for our alumni. Please let us know
if there is something special you would like to do.
initial idea was to hold the event at the MGH so that those
of you who haven't back in a while can tour our new facilities
and see old friends. In particular, we want your input as
to WHEN to have this event
that we can minimize any conflicts with other CNS events.
you can see, our residents continue to lead the way in both
basic science and clinical outcomes research. Your dues
help to provide a cushion for those residents who may need
financial assistance during research periods. So far our
residents as you can see, have been extremely successful
in gaining grants and fellowships. Once again, we are asking
that you support the Neurosurgical Alumni Association and
return the form enclosed with your dues.
look forward to seeing you in April at the AANS and hope
that many of you can join us this October in Boston.