Campagna Scholars

Campagna Scholar 2013

2014 — Aaron Chance, a medical student from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. While completing a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, Aaron developed an interest in the field of neuro-oncology through clinical research involvement in the Brain Cancer Program and Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital. As a medical student, he pursued further neuro-oncology research as a Summer Fellow of the Department of Neurosurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center investigating methods for optimal tumor control of spinal metastases.

Under the direction of OHSU Pediatric Neurosurgeon Dr. Lissa Baird, Aaron collected and analyzed outcomes data reflecting the utilization of endoscopic third ventriculostomy with choroid plexus cauterization as a viable alternative to traditional shunting in the pediatric hydrocephalus patient population. His clinical research efforts in the fields of pediatric neurosurgery and neurosurgical oncology are ongoing, propelled forward by the knowledge, mentorship, and support gained through the Campagna Scholarship.

Previous Campagna Scholars

2013 — Stephen Lehnert, a medical student from Indiana University School of Medicine. His summer research project, working with Ahmed Raslan, M.D., involved a project on spine surgery payer mix data to predict outcome.

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.

  • Mendez G, Ozpinar A, Raskin J, Gultekin SH, Ross DA. Case comparison and literature review of glioblastoma: A tale of two tumors. Surg Neurol Int. 2014 Aug 2;5:121.
  • Ragel BT, Mendez GA, Reddington J, Ferachi D, Kubicky CD, Philipp TC, Zusman NL, Klimo P, Hart R, Yoo J, Ching AC. Life Expectancy and Metastatic Spine Scoring Systems: An Academic Institutional Experience. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2014 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print]

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, 34(18):1-5.

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 2012 Sep;10(3):200-5
  • 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.