Todd Hollon, M.D., receives NINDS/CNS Getch K12 Scholar Award

March 29, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) announced a five-year, $1.2M pledge to the CNS Foundation in support of annual K12 awards in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Foundation for National Institutes of Health (FNIH).

“The Getch is one of neurosurgery’s most prestigious and productive awards for developing our next generation of clinician scientists,” said Nicholas Bambakidis, CNS president. “Doubling our investment in the NIH and the Getch award will increase the opportunities for early career clinicians in their research. We are excited to do this for the patients of the future.”

“We are delighted to expand our long-standing partnership with the NIH and the FNIH,” said Alexander Khalessi, CNS vice president and co-chair of the CNS Foundation with Martina Stippler. “We look forward to the contributions of these scholars and what the next five years will bring to the science of neurological surgery.”

The CNS Foundation is pleased to announce the fourth recipient of the NINDS/CNS Getch K12 Scholar Award, Todd Hollon, M.D., a neurosurgeon who specializes in brain tumors at U-M Health. Hollon is also a past winner of the CNS Data Science Abstract Award.

Named in honor of the late Christopher C. Getch, M.D., president of the CNS in 2011, “The Getch” provides an early career neurosurgical clinician with two years of fully funded, uninterrupted investigation. Unique to these awards, the recipient may choose to either remain at their home institution or move to a lab of their choice.