Leadership Scholarship Fund

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ASENT Leaders,

I’m inviting you to provide an inaugural contribution to the ASENT Leadership Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide support to attend the ASENT Annual Meeting to trainees in fields related to neurotherapeutics. These attendees will be the future members, and ultimately leaders, of our society.

About 10 years ago my friend, Roger Porter, told me that I should go to an ASENT meeting. I said, “What is ASENT?” He told me that I would meet representatives of academia, industry, advocacy, FDA, NIH, DOD and the investment community who shared a commitment to neurotherapeutic solutions. My schedule was filled with general neurology and epilepsy subspecialty meetings, and I wasn’t sure that I was interested in a meeting with a broad range of topics and attendees. But I knew never to turn down a suggestion by Roger, so I went. And it was and remains my favorite meeting.

ASENT helped me realize how big this neurotherapeutics job is- and the many talents and areas of expertise needed to get it done. ASENT put names and faces to titles and organizations and I made connections that have enriched me personally and professionally. The broad content of the meeting turned out to be very relevant to my own work. My experience with ASENT helped with my own transition from full time academia to an academic/industry hybrid position and contributed to my professional effectiveness and satisfaction.

I want to personally thank the founders of ASENT who had the foresight and talent to create this organization. I want to challenge our current leadership to be part of ASENT’s future through the ASENT Leadership Fund. The Leadership Fund will provide travel /lodging support to residents, fellows, and graduate students who would otherwise be unable to attend the ASENT Annual Meeting. The scholarship is granted on a competitive basis and the numbers of scholarships depend on funds available; $2000 will cover one trainee. Information about this opportunity was sent to Neurology Chairs and Residency Training Directors. You are also welcome to make your own nominations.

Tom Sutula MD, our incoming Chair, Bennett Lavenstein MD, long-time leader in ASENT and Co-Chair of our Program Committee, and I have each contributed $1000. Any size contribution is welcomed, all donations are tax-deductible (ASENT is a 501C-3 corporation), and all contributors will be acknowledged in the Annual Meeting program.

To make a contribution to the ASENT Leadership Fund, please send a check to: ASENT, 342 North Main Street, Suite 301, West Hartford, CT 06117. Please note “Leadership Fund” in the memo of your check. If you would like to contribute by credit card, please send a fax to (860) 586-7550 with your donation amount, name, credit card number, expiration date, and the 3 digit code on the back of the card. A donation link will also be available on the ASENT website in the next few weeks.
Thanks so much for all you do for ASENT.
Martha J. Morrell MD
President, ASENT
Chief Medical Officer, NeuroPace
Clinical Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, Neurosurgery, Stanford University
455 North Bernardo Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94043
tel 650-237-2700
mmorrell@neuropace.com

To make a contribution to the ASENT Leadership Fund, please send a check to: ASENT, 342 North Main Street, Suite 301, West Hartford, CT 06117. Please note “Leadership Fund” in the memo of your check. If you would like to contribute by credit card, click here to donate online you will be required to sign in to your myASENT.

Thanks so much for all you do for ASENT.

Martha J. Morrell MD
President, ASENT
Chief Medical Officer, NeuroPace
Clinical Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, Neurosurgery, Stanford University
455 North Bernardo Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94043
tel 650-237-2700
mmorrell@neuropace.com