The Hydrocephalus Association’s Support and Education department is committed to keeping our hydrocephalus related educational materials updated. When you consider the scope of the material, booklets, fact sheets, directories, webpages and other e-resources, etc., you can appreciate that this is a process that never truly ends. Read more
On August 20th, 2011 Team Hydro will participate in the first annual Lake Michigan Sharkfest Swim in downtown Chicago. The team will race in memory of Kate Finlayson, who passed away in November of 2010 from complications related to her hydrocephalus. Funds raised from the team’s efforts support the Kate Finlayson Memorial Research Grant which seeks to further our understanding of, and treatments for, hydrocephalus.
Jennifer Lopez (J-Lo) tears up when American Idol hopeful, Paris Tassin, sings Carrie Underwood’s hit song “Temporary Home”. Paris dedicates the song to her beautiful daughter who was born with hydrocephalus and talks about how she is the best thing that’s happened to her.
“When you sang, I really felt it … I knew [the song] meant something to you.” Jennifer Lopez
Hydrocephalus Association 2011 Scholarship Applications Available
We are so pleased to start this New Year by announcing the new cycle for Hydrocephalus Scholarships.
The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) awards each year eight distinguished scholarships to eight capable and promising young adults who have been dealing with the complexities and challenges of hydrocephalus.
Please click here for more details on application requirements.
2010 Resident’s Prize Awardee is Announced
Every year, the Hydrocephalus Association awards a resident’s prize in neurology/neurosurgery to the most promising research paper relating to hydrocephalus. The paper is presented at the Pediatric Section meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AANS/CNS).
The prize for 2010 went to Ramin Eskandari, MD, MS, for his paper: ‘Effects of Early and Late Reservoir Treatment in Experimental Neonatal Hydrocephalus’. Read more
Dr. Madsen’s Latest Blog on Translational Research in Hydrocephalus
Joseph Madsen, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School as well as a member of the Hydrocephalus Association’s Medical Advisory Board continues his ongoing blog ‘A Very Narrow Bridge’, about translational research on hydrocephalus. His latest entry, ‘The birth of ShuntCheck: Family, love, passion, death—and ice’ is about one uncle’s attempt to make a difference in the life of his nephew living with hydrocephalus.
On November 19th, 2010, KVUE the Austin, TX affiliate of ABC aired a segment about Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH).
The segment features local Texans Chris Stephens and Nancy Thompson talking about their experiences with NPH and misdiagnosis. To view the segment, ‘Mind Games: Thousands could be cured after Alzheimer’s diagnosis’ click on the linked text.
The ABC’s of Corporate Sponsorship
by Randi Corey, HA Director of Special Events
The 2011 WALK season is already underway, which means that every Hydrocephalus Association WALK is actively seeking corporate sponsorship. Where do you work? Where does your spouse work? Where do other family members (even extended family) work? Because, that’s where you start looking to find corporate sponsorship.