Whitney Parker, MD, PhD, a sixth-year resident in neurosurgery at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, was awarded the 2019 Kenneth Shulman Award from the Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). This award, given each year at the annual meeting of the Joint Section, is given to the best paper presented by a resident-in-training. Dr. Parker's winning paper is "Generating Patient-Based Models of Neurodevelopmental Epileptic Disorders."
The Kenneth Shulman award is the most prestigious award given to a resident within pediatric neurosurgery. With her win, Dr. Parker brings the total of Weill Cornell winners to five. Previous winners include Dr. Peter Morgenstern in 2015, Dr. Caitlin Hoffman in 2012, Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield in 2007, and Dr. David Sandberg in 2001.