Donations can be made online by clicking one of the following links:
Gifts to this fund support research, teaching, public service roles, and program activities that advance and expand the overall mission of the Department of Neurological Surgery.
• Neurosurgery Tumor Research and Education Fund
Gifts support research developing novel cancer therapies and the newest treatments for primary and secondary brain tumors. Researchers are studying tumor stem cells in hopes of stimulating an anti-tumor response and searching for tumor specific genes and drugs which will inhibit tumor growth.
• Pediatric Neurosurgery Research and Education Fund
Gifts support research in specific areas of pediatric neurosurgery and further the education of patient, faculty and healthcare providers. Research is aimed at improving the care of children with congenital brain and spinal cord anomalies and treating brain tumors, hydrocephalus, craniocervical congential disorders and the growth and regeneration of nerves in the developing brain.
• Neurological Surgery Spine and Spinal Cord Research and Education Fund
Gifts support research in the biomechanics of the spine as well as the potential for cellular repair of paralysis after spinal cord injury. Research is being conducted on the development of novel treatments for spinal cord injury and methods to promote functional recovery, alleviating neuropathic pain, assessing the mechanisms of plasticity of respiratory control following spinal cord injury, assessing the role of minocycline in the treatment of spinal cord injury and furthering understanding of the role of individual gene products in affecting functional recovery.
• Functional and Epilepsy Neurosurgery Research and Education Fund
Gifts support research and education related to the treatment of conditions where central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) function is abnormal although the structure or anatomy is normal.
Each year the Department accepts two residents to partake in a seven year residency program. Residents are asked to meet the demands of everyday surgical demands, didactics, symposiums, and participate in a research year. Residents will dedicate a year to bench research with a Principle Investigator, ultimately enhancing their knowledge of translating medicine from the bench to the bedside. The purpose of this fund is to support resident education and research within the Department of Neurological Surgery.
Make a gift by mail:
To make a gift by mail, please print the gift form, complete and mail it with your check made payable to the:
University of Wisconsin Foundation / Department of Neurological Surgery
U.S. Bank Lockbox
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807
For more information about making a financial contribution, a planned gift, or establishing a named fund for the Department of Neurolgoical Surgery, please contact:
Director of Development
Department of Neurological Surgery