The USC Department of Neurological Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC recently received an R25 education grant from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, to fund the USC Neurosurgery Research Education Training Program.

The grant, awarded to principal investigator William Mack, MD, associate professor of neurological surgery (clinical scholar) at the Keck School, aims to train clinician-scientists in the field of neurosurgery and will provide funding for up to three residents annually through 2022.

The program is a multidisciplinary effort that includes 40 faculty members from a variety of departments and USC schools, Mack said, and has only been awarded to seven neurosurgery programs nationally.