Spine Surgeons Wanted

New Research Grant-Emerging Investigator Program

The Joint Spine Section Emerging Investigator Program is a two-year national neurosurgeon-investigator mentoring program for junior spine faculty. Accepted applicants will receive individualized mentoring from senior spine investigators at the American Academy of Neurological Surgery Annual Meeting, the AANS/CNS Joint Spine Section Meeting, and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons over the course of two years. Our goal is that the program will make accepted applicants competitive for federal funding and develop robust clinical trial expertise, depending on their research interests. Chief residents, fellows, and junior faculty within their first 5 years of faculty appointment will be considered.

We are asking for your nominations of promising junior spine neurosurgeons who have an interest in obtaining federal funding or in developing a productive clinical research enterprise. If you have a nominee, please have them send their specific aims or comparable research proposal and their CV to Dr. Wilson Ray at and Sophie Church at

Application Deadline: October 31, 2022

Contact Dr. Wilson Ray at and Sophie Church at

Benefits of Membership

“The AANS/CNS Spine Section brings together neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, spine surgery fellows, as well as residents and advanced practice providers focused on spinal surgery. The Spine Section advances our interests, represents us in national advocacy, and disseminates science. Becoming a member means joining this exceptional community and helping it grow.” ...Read More >