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Dr. Andrew HaleUAB Department of Neurosurgery PGY1 Resident Andrew Hale, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Schulman Award for his abstract “Multi-omic analysis elucidates the genetic basis of hydrocephalus.”

The Shulman Award, established in 1983, is an endowed award given in the name of Kenneth Shulman, M.D., for the best overall paper. Considered research is required to be primarily the work of a resident, and the resident must present the paper at the AANS/Congress of Neurological Surgeons section on pediatric neurological surgery annual meeting.

The honorarium for the Schulman award is $1,000, and the award will be presented in person at the 2022 AANS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

Hale's abstract, “Multi-omic analysis elucidates the genetic basis of hydrocephalus” is based on work published last year (Hale et al. Multi-omic analysis elucidates the genetic basis of hydrocephalus, Cell Reports, 2021). This work combined human genetics and functional genomics approaches to delineate the genetic basis of pediatric hydrocephalus.

“I’m honored to have received this prestigious award, highlighting many years of work aimed at understanding the genetic underpinnings and mechanisms underlying pediatric hydrocephalus” said Hale. “There is still a long way to go, but I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues across the department to continue to produce fundamental, discovery-based research with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.”