The Sunder Foundation Awards 2023

The Sunder Foundation & The World Brain Mapping Foundation are collaborating to support SBMT’s Global Physicians and Scientists (GPS) to bring the best science, technology, and innovation to individuals in rural areas and war zones.

This year, at the 20th Annual SBMT World Congress, there will be close to 900 presenters covering a wide array of topics including Neuroscience & Psychiatry.

At the conference, the 2023 Sunder Foundation Rukmini Rajagopal Medal and the WBMF Humanitarian award will be presented to two Ukrainian Doctors, Oleksandra Kashurina and Kateryna Potapova, and an Italian Neurosurgeon, Dr. Giuseppe Umana. They have saved many injured Ukrainians and a NATO soldier as part of the WBMF-SBMT Global Physicians and Scientists (GPS) humanitarian program.

Learn more about these awards and awardees as we appreciate and honor the contributions of these trailblazing colleagues at the 20th Annual “Gathering for Cure” Black Tie Awards Gala on the 17th of February 2023 at the InterContinental Hotel, LA.

Read about the event, and join us from February 16th – February 19th for an enriching experience!

Giuseppe Umana

Giuseppe Umana

Neurosurgeon, Trauma and Gamma Knife Center, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy, Member of GPS (Global Physicians and Scientists)

Kateryna Potapova

Kateryna Potapova

Neurologist, Ph.D. student, and Assistant professor at Neurology Department, Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine. Head of International Patient Care Department, Adonis – medical group of companies, Kyiv, Ukraine. SBMT Fellow, Member of Global Phsycians and Surgeons

Oleksandra Kashyrina

Oleksandra Kashyrina

Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine, SBMT Fellows, Members of Global Physicians and Surgeons, SBMT Fellow, Member of Global Physicians and Surgeons

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The Sunder Foundation Awards

These three awards were established to celebrate creativity, excellence and courage.

Science & Innovation

Award for milestones, discoveries and implementation in the advancement of mental wellness in the areas of science, academic research, technological invention and innovation.

Arts & Culture

Award for outstanding work and creativity in the support and celebration of mental wellness in the areas of cultural stewardship, visual, literary, music & performing arts.

Policy & Leadership

Award for visionaries in social initiatives, public awareness and action in the support of mental wellness in the areas of social development, governance, policy, leadership & humanities.

The Sunder Foundation

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