AINA Neurology Trainee Award 

Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 Neurology Trainee Awards!

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DEADLINE: March 31, 2023

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

2022 Neurology Trainee Winners

1st Place Winner

Sitara Koneru, MD

PGY-3 Neurology Resident at Emory University

Abstract Title: Delays in Thrombolysis During COVID-19 are Associated With Worse Neurological Outcomes: the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Multicenter Collaboration

2nd Place Winner

Pratibha Surathi, MD

PGY4 at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Abstract Title: Are Elevated Interleukin-6 Serum Levels Associated with Increased Encephalopathy and In-hospital Mortality rates in SARS-CoV2 Patients

3rd Place Winner

Sachin M. Bhagavan, MD – confirmed attendance

PGY-4 Neurology Resident at the University of Missouri Columbia

Abstract Title: Early Mobilization Protocol” Can Be Initiated in the Intensive Care Unit in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients After Receiving Intravenous Alteplase

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