In the News
Researchers at VCU are focusing on helping survivors and their loved ones recover emotionally from brain injuries which often result in depression, anxiety, and other ailments.
Liv Osby of Greenville News interviews Craig Brown, senior vice chair of the HA Board of Directors, who, with his wife Vicki, will host the Vision Dinner in New York City to increase public awareness, stimulate research, and spark physician interest in specializing in hydrocephalus. Craig and Vicki have a son and a nephew with hydrocephalus.
Chara McLaughen, our Hydrocephalus Association Chattanooga WALK Chair, is on a mission to educate the public about hydrocephalus. She and her daughter Ema are interviewed by WRCB TV’s Latrice Curry about their journey with the condition and the upcoming WALK to raise funds to find a cure.
Lisa Jasper shares the story of her 35 year old son, Tommy, and his complicated journey with hydrocephalus. Tommy’s spirit and Lisa’s honesty come through in this touching piece.
The Enabling Technologies for Better Patient Outcomes presentation streamed from the European Health Forum on October 1, 2014 and covers emerging technologies that leverage data to improve patient outcomes and accelerate clinical development.
WGGB ABC40 reports on a blue balloon release in Holyoke, Massachusetts, held raise awareness for hydrocephalus during Hydrocephalus Awareness Month. The event was organized by the Colon family in honor of Zachary.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a scaling law that predicts a human’s risk of brain injury. Preliminary results from use of the scale show that humans are much more vulnerable to injury, as they have thinner skulls to protect much larger brains.
The National Science Foundation has awarded two bioengineering professors at the University of Arkansas a grant to study how brain cells respond to traumatic brain injury.
The Long Island WALK is featured on Fios1 News as it unites 1000 individuals to raise their voices for hydrocephalus awareness at their annual Hydrocephalus Association Long Island WALK.
Robyn Shulman of ChicagoNOW writing with Scott Paul share the story of Scott’s son, Charlie, who has hydrocephalus, and encourage readers to support the Clay Matthews Hydrocephalus Challenge,
The upcoming Phoenix Hydrocephalus Association Walk is featured in the Tempe in Motion. The 5th annual WALK hopes to raise awareness and funds to support research into hydrocephalus and provide information about a disease that affects children, the elderly and even pets.
The American Heart Association has granted a second-year resident in the Department of Neurology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences a $154K grant to study brain swelling and injury after an intracerebral hemorrhage.
The Doctors dedicate a segment to hydrocephalus, focusing on infants born with hydrocephalus. The segment follows up on baby Roona Begum from India who gained national attention when her untreated hydrocephalus caused an international outpouring of support for her treatment.
Rocio Martinez shares the story of her son, Gabriel, who has hydrocephalus, on Telemundo39 out of Dallas, TX. Rocio is determined to raise awareness of hydrocephalus and will participate in our Dallas/Fort Worth Hydrocephalus Association WALK on September 27 at Frisco Commons Park.
Donate $10 for hydrocephalus and win two tickets to the Packers vs. Panthers game on October 19, Delta Airline vouchers, 2-night stay in a Marriott hotel, and autographed merchandise by Clay Matthews. Drawing closes 9/29.
Amanda Seeley, Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner, Gillette Children’s Hospital, and co-chair of our Twin Cities Hydrocephalus Association WALK held at the Mall of America, provides an informative question and answer blog about hydrocephalus. The blog highlights photos from our annual WALK.
Standing alongside our Long Island Hydrocephalus Association WALK co-chairs, Mia Padron and Jackie Davidson, NY State Senator John Flanagan designates September as Hydrocephalus Awareness Month.
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital & Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute are co-sponsoring the 2014 Houston Hydrocephalus Association WALK on Saturday, September 20, at the Houston Zoo.
The Five and Below of Niagra Falls, NY, will donate 10% of dollars spent between August 31, 2014 and September 27, 2014, to Team Hope and the Western New York Hydrocephalus Association WALK on September 13, 2014 at Beaver Island State Park in Grand Island, NY.
Professional Cable / Xavier Cables is a Gold Sponsor at the Hydrocephalus Association Walk in Salt Lake Friday September 12th.
The Smyrna, DE, community is rallying to raise awareness for hydrocephalus and the funds needed to support critical research into better treatment options and a cure for hydrocephalus.
IowaNow reports on a new class of compounds that is shown to protect brain cells from the type of damage caused by blast-mediated traumatic brain injury (TBI), including problems with learning, memory, and movement.
Susan Slattery-Rogers and her daughter, Zoe, are interviewed on WBTV News about the Charlotte, NC Hydrocephalus Association WALK happening September 13th.
Two-year-old Charlie Pope, son of L.A. Kings Communications Manager Jennifer Pope, enjoys drinking chocolate milk from the Stanley Cup, won this year by the L.A. Kings. Now the players will support Charlie in raising hydrocephalus awareness and funds for critical research into better treatment options and a cure for his hydrocephalus.
Celebrate the life of middle-schooler Andrea Thorn who loved to bowl by joining her family’s national event, “Andrea Go Bowl” and donating $5 when you bowl this month.
The Los Angeles Times reports that players from the Stanley Cup champs, the LA Kings, will join little Charlie and over 600 other walkers and runners at the Los Angeles, California – Hydrocephalus Association WALK, co-chaired by Charlie’s mom, Jennifer Pope.
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a new pathway to help treat perinatal brain injuries that could lead to treatments for traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Codman Neuro, part of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, are providing the funding behind the new Bertil Romner Memorial Hydrocephalus Research Prize, a grant to support further research into Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.
Baby Elijah, abandoned outside of a Love a Child orphanage in Haiti, received a shunt to treat his hydrocephalus from the heartfelt donation of Dr. David Klein, Dr. Douglas Hershkowitz, and the staff at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.
Charles Daniel, Alabama ABC 33/40 Meteorologist, takes the #IceBucketChallenge and dedicates it to #hydrocephalus after being challenged by Wettermark Keith Personal Injury Lawyers.
“Most of the time you can’t see it on the outside, but on the inside people know you’re struggling.” Allie Degrood, her mom and neurosurgeon promote our Twin Cities Hydrocephalus Awareness WALK at the Mall of America on KARE 11 News.
The Cross Timbers Gazette features Megan Redfearn and her daughter, Emma, and highlight Megan’s work to support families through leading the Hydrocephalus Association Dallas Community Network and co-chairing the inaugural DFW Hydrocephalus Association 5K WALK on September 27, 2014.
300 top neuroscientists gathered to meet on and discuss a full range of CSF disorders affecting both children and adults, primarily focused on hydrocephalus.
ABC12.com shares that Harry Porterfield, CBS 2 Chicago 11 am news co-anchor with Roseanne Tellez, will serve as the Honorary Chair of the 10th Annual Chicago Hydrocephalus Association WALK on Sunday, September 6, 2014.