“The Hydrocephalus Association is pleased to announce its Mentored Young Investigator research awardees for 2010.”
Jay Riva-Cambrin, M.D., a pediatric neurosurgeon of the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Medical Center will lead a multi-center study across the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) study linking MRI to established and novel measures of neuropsychological outcomes in children with hydrocephalus.
Sonia Podvin, Ph.D. of the University of California, San Diego will explore the role of a newly discovered hormone called augurin in the development of hydrocephalus. Dr. Podvin’s award is sponsored by the Kate Finlayson Memorial Research Grant. Read more
On November 27, Kate Finlayson passed away due to complications from hydrocephalus and the many surgeries she endured to combat it. She was, and remains, an inspiration for all of us dedicated to furthering the fight against hydrocephalus. Read more
Double your donations…with Matching Gifts!
by Randi Corey, Hydrocephalus Association Director of Special Events
Thanks to many of you the Hydrocephalus Association had a significant increase in matching gifts for the 2010 WALKs – a great trend that we would like to sustain! Matching gifts…you may have heard the term before but may not be entirely sure what it means. Here’s a quick lesson in matching gifts: Read more
You may have heard about Baby Klaus in the news recently. Ten months ago, he was born with hydrocephalus in El Paso, TX. For unknown reasons, he was not treated with the standard surgical placement of a shunt for hydrocephalus – a life-long neurological condition with no cure – but sent home and his parents were given little hope that he would live. He has not only survived but has done so under extraordinary circumstances. His head is three times the normal size for an infant of his age and the increased pressure on his brain has affected development. Read more