AINA Neurology Trainee Award 

Applications are now closed for 2024. 

About the Awards:
Any in-training neurologist of Indian origin and who is also a first or senior author on an abstract accepted to the American Academy of Neurology meeting is eligible for the award. You must be present at the AINA Annual Meeting in the current year to receive the award. There will be three award winners based upon a review team. The top three abstracts will receive $500, $250, and $100, respectively, and a recognition plaque at the AINA Annual Meeting.


  • Residents or Fellows of Indian origin currently enrolled in a training program in North America.
  • Should be registered for the AINA Annual Meeting and be present to receive the award.
  • Should be the 1st or senior author of an abstract presentation at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.

View Past Neurology Trainee Award Winners

2024 Neurology Trainee Winners

1st Place Winner

Nithin Kurra, MD
PGY-3, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Abstract Title: Need for Enhancing Mental Health Care in Stroke Patients: Insights Into Post-stroke Anxiety and Depression from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Data

2nd Place Winner

Dinesh Sivakolundu, MD, PhD

PGY-4 Yale University

Abstract Title: Investigating the Relationship Between Meningeal Lymphatic Vessels, Glymphatic Function, and Cognition: A Multi-modal Neuroimaging and Neuropsychological Study in Humans

3rd Place Winner

Akash Virupakshaiah, MD
Fellow, University of California, San Francisco

Abstract Title: Predictors of a Relapsing Course in Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibody-associated Disease

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software