Dr. Sun receives Christopher C. Getch CNS Flagship Fellowship Award
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) has selected Hai Sun, MD, PhD, Senior Resident, as the inaugural winner of the first-ever Christopher C. Getch CNS Flagship Fellowship Award.
CNS is dedicated to advancing neurosurgery by providing members with the educational and career development opportunities they need to become leaders and innovators in the field. Its fellowships committee, in addition to a very senior group of academic neurosurgical leaders from around the country, considered the largest number of applications it has ever received in a single year, and ranked Dr. Sun as their first choice.
"I am honored to receive this award from the CNS," said Dr. Sun. "I would like to thank my OHSU mentors, Drs. Burchiel, Heinricher and Selden, and the Department of Neurological Surgery research support staff for their encouragement and support. I look forward to working on this research project with my University of Washington mentor Jeffrey Ojemann, MD."
Dr. Sun's research involves brain-computer interface technology that characterizes interactions between supplementary motor area (SMA) and primary motor cortex (M1) during human movement using electrocorticography. The work will be carried out in collaboration with Jeffrey Ojemann, MD, at the Regional Epilepsy Center at Harborview Medical Center University of Washington.
In addition to this honor, Dr. Sun's recent epilepsy study, A Novel Murine Neocortical Epilepsy Model Created by Over-expression of Adenosine Kinase (ADK) in Cortical Astrocytes, will be featured at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons meeting April 17.
"This is a great honor for Dr. Sun," said Nathan Selden, MD, PhD, Campagna Professor and Residency Program Director, Department of Neurological Surgery. "Dr. Sun was a top recruit to our residency program, with doctoral level training at Dartmouth in bioengineering. He is a great example of the quality physicians and commitment to innovation that are central to neurological surgery training at OHSU."
A graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Sun joined neurological surgery in 2007. He is trained in both medicine and biomedical engineering.