Research UPDATE: 2013 Research Award with RSRI in Full Swing

Our 2013 Research Award in Cerebrospinal Fluid Production, Flow and Regulation Therapeutics and Diagnostics in partnership with the Rudi Schulte Research Institute (RSRI) is in full swing. Complete applications were due March 1st, 2013. We received a total of 13 proposals and are enthusiastic about the science and the dedication of the investigators to hydrocephalus research. Final applications will be reviewed by a distinguished panel from our Scientific and Medical Review Committee (SMRC). At the conclusion of the review process, RSRI is expected to select one or two projects and invest at least $600,000 in advancing this research over three years. Innovative and novel research in hydrocephalus is key to improving diagnostics, treatment and outcomes, and HA always seeks to identify and foster important research in these areas. We look forward to the final steps in the review process and our continued relationship with RSRI.

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3 Responses to “Research UPDATE: 2013 Research Award with RSRI in Full Swing”
  1. weiguo qi says:

    i am a neurosurgeon in China.I just found your website yesterday.I am very interested the fund research for hydrocephalus.I have a small technique for minimum abdominal truma with VPshunt operation.because of the apply deaddate was March 1, Could I still to apply the fund support?
    sorry to ask the stupid question.

  2. Ashly Westrick says:

    Thank you for your interest in our grant. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any late applications at this time. Please continue to check the website for possible future grant opportunities.

  3. Frank Hackney says:

    1. I have a medical question that I can not find the answer to;
    IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE “CSF SHUNT FAILURE WITH STABLE NORMAL VENTRICULAR SIZE” (see attached)
    Are there any symptoms when the shunt is working but the ventricular size is fixed?
    In other words, the ventricular size is not responding or changing to increases or decreases in pressure due to the shunt valve opening and closing.

    I would think (guess) that when the shunt valve is closed pressure would build up and normal ventricles would expand slightly in size to deal with the increase in CSF, once the valve opens, the ventricles would decrease in size as the CSF drains. but if the ventricles are fixed or set in size, would the person not experience headaches, dizzy spells or any other symptoms due to the inability of the “set” brain to expand and contract? .
    A “non set” shunted brain accommodates the artificial process of pressure controlled by a valve, (as apposed to a normal brain with continuous drainage) by “flexing” with the changes in pressure. This I would think may help a person accommodate the changes in pressure without any problem, but if the brain is set, is the person not more affected by the increase and decrease in pressure? Would they not be more sensitive to these changes in pressure as there is no pressure incommoding expansion and contraction.

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