Dean Echols Award

2021: Stephen Shapiro, MD – Tulane

Cage-screw and anterior plating combination reduces the risk of micromotion and subsidence in multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion – A finite element analysis

2020: Jessica Shields, MD – LSUHSC- New Orleans

Use of transcranial magnetic stimulation to track functional improvement following surgical decompression in patients with cervical myelopathy.  

2019: Matt Hefner, MD – LSUHSC-Shreveport

Preliminary Observations of a Murine Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Model Using Kainic Acid

2018: Jai Deep Thakur, MD – LSUHSC- Shreveport

Morphometrical and Radiological Predictive Feasibility in Clipping of the Superior Hypophyseal Segment Aneurysms from Contralateral Subfrontal and Supraorbital approach: Pilot Study

2017: Lora Kahn, MD – Tulane

Frameless stereotaxy for deep brain stimulation: The Ochsner experience with NexFrame

2016: Silvia Gesheva, MD – LSUHSC- New Orleans

3-Dimensional Biogel Growth Model of Motor Neuron Culture from Rat Embryos

2015: Anthony DiGiorgio, DO- LSUHSC-New Orleans

Experimental Design to Assess Blood Biomarkers in Concussed Collegiate Football Players: a matched cohort study

2014: Ilias N. Caralopoulous, MD – Tulane

Cerebral aneurysm research at Tulane. A brief introduction

2013: David Connor, MD – LSUHSC-Shreveport

Proteomic Analysis of Cerebrospinal Fluid in Patients Following Traumatic Brain Injury and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

2012: Rishi Wadhwa, MD – LSUHSC-Shreveport

Revision of Suboptimally Placed Lumbar Pedicle Screws Decrease Pullout Strength and Alters Biomechanical Stability: A Piolot Cadaveric Study.

2012: Jayme Trahan, MD – LSUHSC-New Orleans

Facet Dowel Stabilization after Lumbar Laminectomy. A Biomechanical Evaluation.

2011: Andrew Conger, MD – LSUHSC-New Orleans

Statistical Mapping of Motor Responses in the Subthalamic Nucleus in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease


2009: Aileen Cangiano-Heath, MD – LSUHSC-Shreveport


2007: Jorge Gonzalez-Cruz, MD – LSUHSC-Shreveport

The study of the lumbar spine after insertion and removal of an Interspinous Process Distraction Device.

2006: Aftab Karim, MD – LSUHSC-Shreveport

Acuracy of Pedicle Screw Placement for Lumbar Fusion

2005: Gabe Tender, MD – LSUHSC-New Orleans

Elimination of hyperalgesia and neurogenic inflimmation.