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Dr. Faden is one of the founding members of the National Neurotrauma Society and has mentored numerous students, residents, and fellows at both the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral level.

This award signifies the profound commitment that Dr. Faden has shown toward the support and development of new researchers in the field of neural injury.

The intent of the award is to encourage new researchers to enter the field of neurotrauma research, perhaps focusing on the neurobiology of Neurotrauma as Dr. Faden has done. This award was established by a generous donation from one of Dr. Faden’s former students, Rohit Bakshi, MD, and the Bakshi family.

Today, this award represents the fourth best award in the trainee poster competition.


2021 Jan Frankowski
2020 N/A
2019 Ali Izaddi

2018 Andrea Schneider
2017 Ryan Hirschi
2016 Miriam Aceves
2015 Naima Lajud Avila
2014 Starlyn Okada
2013 Jenna Ziebell
2012 Andrea Mountney
2011 Tapan Patel
2010 Joseph Loverde
2009 Lamin Han Mbye
2008 Sakina Thawer
2007 Joshua Bell
2006 Diana CIttely
2005 Gene Gurkoff


AWARD: $500.00 and engraved art glass trophy presented at the annual Symposium

RECIPIENTS: Fourth ranked trainee poster presentation at Annual Symposium, after Goldberger, Goldstein and WiNTR awards

HOW APPLY: Inclusive of Trainee Poster Competition

ELIGIBILITY: Abstract selected as top ranked amongst those submitted for the annual symposium

2019 Ali Izaddi
University of California, Davis

2021 Award Winner

Miriam Aceves, Texas A&M


The Bakshi family, represented by Rohit Bakshi, MD, made a personal donation of $10,000 to the National Neurotrauma Society, which was placed into a Morgan Stanley investment account to establish this award. Interest obtained on the principal combined with the principal should ensure that the award will be maintained for a minimum of 20 years. Dr. Bakshi plans to continue the award in the future through his family's future donations and those of Dr. Faden and other trainees who will become aware of the award fund.

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