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In 1954, James Garber Galbraith, M.D., established the Division of Neurosurgery within the Department of Surgery in the UAB Heersink School of Medicine, creating a culture of growth and compassionate care that is still present within the now-Department of Neurosurgery at UAB. In honor of Galbraith's achievements and contributions, the UAB Department of Neurosurgery is proud to present the 40th Annual J. Garber Galbraith, M.D., Scientific Session and Lecture on November 3, 2023.

The Galbraith Lecture is given annually by a guest neurosurgeon who has made significant contributions to the field of neurosurgery at large, while the Galbraith Scientific Session features the research and achievements of both past and present UAB neurosurgery residents. The lecture and scientific session also culminate in a dinner held each year for UAB Department of Neurosurgery faculty, residents and guests. 

The 40th Annual J. Garber Galbraith, M.D., Scientific Session and Lecture

Friday, November 3, 2023, 4:00 p.m.

“Direct Convective Delivery for Nervous System Gene Therapy”

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Dr. MorcrosGalbraith Lecturer

Russell Lonser, M.D.
Professor and Chair, The Ohio State University Department of Neurological Surgery
Faculty Affiliate, The Ohio State University Chronic Brain Injury Program

During his neurosurgical training at the University of Utah, Lonser performed a two-year research fellowship under the mentorship of Edward H. Oldfield, M.D., in the Surgical Neurology Branch at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Upon completion of his residency in 2001, Lonser joined the staff of the Surgical Neurology Branch at the NIH, where he would later become the Branch Chief. 

Lonser was named Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at The Ohio State University in 2012, and currently holds the Dardinger Family Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology.

His range of clinical expertise and research interests includes the development of gene therapy delivery paradigms for the treatment of central nervous system diseases, such as tumors, neurodegenerative disorders, trauma, epilepsy, metabolic disorders and addiction. Lonser’s scientific efforts are directed specifically toward studying direct convective delivery to the brain.

Lonser has received numerous awards including the Tumor Young Investigator Award, the Mahaley Clinical Research Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Section on Tumors and the Distinguished Service Award from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. 

He is an active member of organized neurosurgery and has held executive roles in the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Section on Tumors, American Board of Neurological Surgeons and American Academy of Neurological Surgery. 

He has served on a number of national committees for neurosurgical research organizations and was the head of the Head, Neck and Spine Injury Committee Research Subcommittee for the National Football League for 10 years. Lonser has been actively involved in the mentoring and training of over 40 neurosurgical fellows, authored more than 350 scientific and clinical publications and is a co-inventor on a patent for methods for imaging of convection- enhanced delivery of therapeutic agents.

He has given more than 300 international talks, notably as the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Section on Tumors Bittner Lecturer and the 2018 American Academy of Neurological Surgery Edward H. Oldfield Lecturer. Lonser is an editor for a variety of publications, including NEUROSURGERY, World Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, PLoS One, Science Reports and more.

 

Sponsored for CME credit by UAB Division of CME.

The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Alabama School of Medicine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

2023 Winners

Garber Galbraith, M.D, Research Prize

Griffith R. Harsh III, M.D., Research Prize

Richard B. Morawetz, M.D., Research Prize

Stephen Mahaley Jr., M.D., Research Prize (Translational Research Prize)

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