AINA Neurology Trainee Award 

Applications for 2023 are now Closed. 

About the Awards:

Any in-training neurologist of Indian origin and who is also a first or senior author on an abstract accepted to the American Academy of Neurology meeting is eligible for the award. You must be present at the AINA Annual Meeting in the current year to receive the award. There will be three award winners based upon a review team. The top three abstracts will receive $500, $250, and $100, respectively, and a recognition plaque at the AINA Annual Meeting.


  • Residents or Fellows of Indian origin currently enrolled in a training program in North America.
  • Should be registered for the AINA Annual Meeting and be present to receive the award.
  • Should be the 1st or senior author of an abstract presentation at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.

View Past Neurology Trainee Award Winners

2023 Neurology Trainee Winners

1st Place Winner

Akashleena Mallick, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Abstract Title: Cerebral Small Vessel Disease Subtypes and Blood Pressure Control after Intracerebral Hemorrhage

2nd Place Winner

Karishma Popli, MD, MBE

PGY-1 Neurology Prelim at Johns Hopkins Medicine

Abstract Title: Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation Modulates Motor Network Connectivity in Patients with Blepharospasm

3rd Place Winner

Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan, MD

Chief Pediatric Neurology Resident, PGY5 Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital

Abstract Title: Distinct Etiologies of RANBP2-negative Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy of Childhood

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