Campagna Scholars

Campagna Scholar 2013

2013 —  Stephen Lehnert, a medical student from Indiana University School of Medicine. As a Purdue undergraduate, Stephen earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, and was a Pi Tau Sigma engineering honors student. Stephen has broad scientific interests, having worked on predictive modeling strategies in health care and served as a research engineering intern at Ingersoll Rand, Rockwell, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The skills Stephen has garnered from this work will be well utilized in clinical research during his Scholarship, under the guidance of OHSU Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, and functional neurosurgery expert, Ahmed Raslan, MD.

Of course, most important to the Campagna vision and legacy, Stephen is an engaging, enthusiastic and hard working future physician and surgeon, passionate about all his undertakings. He enjoys sports and the outdoors, including basketball and running, and will really benefit from the chance to get to know Oregon while he is here as a Scholar.

Previous Campagna Scholars

2012 — Gustavo Mendez, a medical student at Oregon Health & Science University. His summer research project, working with Brian Ragel, M.D., involved a radiographic assessment of the metastatic spine and it surgical implications.

2011 — Michael Strong, a medical student at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans. His summer research project, working with Valerie Anderson, Ph.D., involved imaging in Alzheimer's patients.

  • Selden N, Strong M: Simulation in Neurosurgical Education: Present and Future Considerations. Contemporary Neurosurgery, 2012, in press

2010 — Susan Wozniak, a medical student at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX. Ms. Wozniak pursued research in clinical neurosurgery and participated in the activities of the neurological surgery clinical service, specifically epilepsy projects with Drs. Selden and Roberts (Neurology).

  • Duty B, Wozniak S, Selden NR: Vagal nerve stimulator placement for medically refractory seizures in a child treated with phrenic nerve pacing for congenital central hypoventilation syndrome: Case report. Journal of Neurological Surgery: Pediatrics 7:413-415, 2011
  • Thompson EM, Wozniak SE, Roberts CM, Kao A, Anderson VC, Selden NR: Vagus nerve stimulation for partial and generalized epilepsy from infancy to adolescence. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 0:1-6, 2012, in press
  • Wozniak SE, Thompson EM, Selden NR: Vagal nerve stimulator infection: a lead-salvage protocol. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 7:671-675, 2011

2009 — Tristan Stani, a medical student at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His summer research project, working with Valerie Anderson, Ph.D., involved examining precision grip (holding an object between thumb and forefinger) performance in essential tremor subjects before and after deep brain stimulation.

  • Stani T, Burchiel K, Hart M, Lenar D, Anderson V: Effects of DBS on precision grip abnormalities in essential tremor. Experimental Brain Research 201:331-338, 2010

2008 — David Panczykowski, a medical student at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL. He worked with Drs. Anderson, Barnwell and Delashaw on a project to determine the extent to which the morbidity of developing cerebral vasospasm after an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage is decreased by treatment with endovascular coiling compared to treatment by neurosurgical clipping.

  • Panczykowski D, Nemecek AN, Selden NR: Traumatic Type III odontoid fracture and severe rotatory atlantoaxial subluxation in a 3-year-old child. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 5:200-203, 2010
  • Panczykowski D, Piedra MP, Cetas JS, Delashaw JB: Optochiasmatic cavernous hemangioma. British Journal of Neurosurgery 24:316-317, 2010

2007 —Christopher Urban, a first-year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania. He worked with Kim Burchiel, M.D., on a project relating to trigeminal neuralgia.