Dr. Malia McAvoy receives an impressive four awards!

Congratulations to Malia McAvoy who is the recipient of several exciting awards for her project "A Novel Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Coated Flow Diverting Stent as a Drug Delivery System for Intracranial Aneurysms"

  • $25K TAAF Cerebrovascular Research Grant. Of note, Dina Chon, the Executive Director of The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation, had this to say: “Not only is the project fabulously interesting (especially to this layman), but Dr. McAvoy is one of only two researchers who scored a 5 out of 5 points from the committee.  5's are very rare--hence the debate can take into the weekend---but she made the decision super easy. Well done mentors and colleagues, too; we are very excited.”
  • $40K 2024-25 NREF Research Fellowship Grant / Young Clinician Investigator Award. Dr. McAvoy is only the 2nd resident in our program to receive this funding.
  • $100K NIH R25 Grant (soon to be funded)


Further, Dr. McAvoy is the recipient of a Year 1 SNS Neurosurgeon-Scientist Training Program (NSTP) award, which allows her to attend the Neurosurgeon-Scientist Symposium at the CNS (Houston; fall 2024) and NIH NINDS UE5 (spring 2025) meetings. It also gives her the opportunity to apply for year 2 funding.


Way to go Malia!