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Brain Talks/Back Talks Webinars

Brain Talks! / Back Talks!, is a live webinar series focusing on brain and spine topics.

This is a free educational program of the Mayfield Foundation to help people learn about the inner workings of the brain and spine, new emerging techniques and technologies in patient care and the ways in which we heal.

We've asked our team of neurosurgeons and physical therapists at Mayfield Brain & Spine to lend their expertise in a series of 1-hour webinars. The programs are held monthly, and viewers have an opportunity to ask questions and have them answered in real time.

Comeback Connection

The Comeback Connection race began in 2016 by a grateful Mayfield patient, Andrea Canterbury. After suffering from a stroke, Andrea was unable to return to her job and felt isolated and alone. She made the decision to do something positive and train for a local 5K race with her teenage son. They trained through the Couch to 5K app and successfully completed the race together. Her experience inspired her to share her journey with other stroke survivors and celebrate life's milestones both large and small. The Comeback Connection was born. It received 501(c)3 status in 2019.

Crosstown Concussion Crew

The Crosstown Concussion Crew is educational initiative to raise awareness among middle school and high school students of the health implications of concussion.

Past Projects

The Mayfield Education & Research Foundation has provided seed funding for research to academic medical centers and university researchers. Grantees included medical school residents, PhD researchers and practicing surgeons. Seed funding grants from Mayfield have shown to be successful. Mayfield grantees have secured over $9,000,000 in federal funding from Mayfield Foundation grantees from 2013-2018.

With such outcomes, the Mayfield Foundation termed such grants, Spark Grants in that they spark a large bonfire of success. When grantees apply for funding, they must articulate how they plan to use Mayfield money to obtain larger federal grants.

Learn about past grant recipients

Dr. Nimjee presents research findings at the Winter Clinics for Cranial & Spinal Surgery

Learn about the work of past grantees

Potentially Safer, More Effective Clot-Buster on Horizon with Help from Mayfield Foundation

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Wright State University researcher making progress on the study of pediatric brain cancer with Mayfield Foundation grant

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Final moments: understanding the neurobiology of dying

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ALS Spark Grant recipient, John MacLennan, PhD, has been awarded a $2 million, 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Dr. MacLennan thanked the Mayfield Foundation for the critical help it provided "when it was needed most."

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