Press Releases 2016

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Seattle Neurologist Honored for 18 Years of Service to Patients with Debilitating Brain Condition

Dr. Michael A. Williams received the Leadership Award by the Hydrocephalus Association to honor his career dedicated to caring for patients with hydrocephalus.

October 14, 2016


Families Unite with Scientists to Prevent Leading Cause of Brain Surgery in Children

The Hydrocephalus Association’s annual Vision Dinner will serve as the catalyst for a focused research initiative that aims to prevent or minimize the development of hydrocephalus after a brain bleed.

September 28, 2016


Hydrocephalus Mom Fights to Change Pennsylvania Truancy Law

Ashley Mantheiy, who has two sons with hydrocephalus, has worked with State politicians to introduce the Student Medical Leave Act of PA 2016

September 23, 2016


Hydrocephalus Association Converges on Capitol Hill for Rally for Medical Research Hill Day to Advocate for Increased Funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

More than 300 organizations join forces to ask Congress to provide robust, sustained, and predictable budget increases for the NIH

September 21, 2016


Sixteen States Join Congress in Declaring September Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

Sixteen states unite with local leaders of the Hydrocephalus Association to provide awareness for a brain condition with no cure that affects over 1 million Americans

September 1, 2016


Chicago Neurosurgeon Announced as Medical Honoree of the Chicago Hydrocephalus Association WALK

Arthur DiPatri, MD, will be honored at the event aimed at raising awareness and critical funds for this incurable brain condition that affects more than 1 million Americans.

August 24, 2016


Seattle area-based Cider Company Partners with National Patient Advocacy Organization to Raise Awareness for Incurable Brain Condition

Locust Cider founder, Jason Spears, announces a partnership with the Hydrocephalus Association to raise much needed awareness and funds for education and research.

March 28, 2016


OpEd: Term ‘Water Head’ Causes Hydrocephalus Community to Take Notice

On January 23rd, during the Weekend Update segment on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Michael Che used the terms “window-licking water heads” to describe followers of Donald Trump. It caused our hydrocephalus community to take notice.

February 2, 2016


Hydrocephalus Advocate Joins Scientific Peer Review of Research Applications for the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program

Peer review advocate Barrett O’Connor participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the PRMRP sponsored by the Department of Defense. 

January 21, 2016


Health System Takes Steps to Educate Medical Professionals on Often Misdiagnosed Brain Condition

The Greenville Health System (GHS) Neurological Institute will host a symposium on normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), taking bold steps forward to raise awareness and knowledge about NPH to the medical professionals serving as the first line of defense for early and proper diagnosis.

January 13, 2016


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