Warren Boling, MD, professor of neurosurgery, chairman of the department of neurosurgery at Loma Linda University Health, has been honored with the 2018 Golden Axon Award, presented by the Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics and Brain Mapping Foundation. Each year, the organization awards various pioneers in the field of science, technology and medicine.

The Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics is a non-profit biomedical association focused on brain mapping and intra-operative surgical planning. According to the society, brain mapping is defined as the study of the anatomy and function of the brain and spinal cord through the use of imaging, immunohistochemistry, molecular and optogenetics, stem cell and cellular biology, engineering, neurophysiology and nanotechnology.

The Golden Axon Award was named for the neuron cell fiber that carries outgoing messages to other target cells. The award recognizes a highly regarded individual who helps raise awareness for the SBMT and its mission to serve the community.

“The Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics is a unique and valuable organization that brings the highest level of scientists, researchers and clinicians together to collaborate and improve the care of our patients with neurological diseases,” Boling said.

Boling also proudly serves as the new president of the Society of Brain Mapping & Therapeutics.

The Golden Axon Award will be presented to Boling on Saturday, April 14 during the Brain Mapping Foundation Gala at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.