HA Updates

Announcing the 2010 Hydrocephalus Association Scholarship Awards

By Tom Smith The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is both pleased and privileged to award eight scholarships to persons with hydrocephalus seeking higher education. Each year we receive dozens of application and as you might imagine, is is always difficult to choose among the many outstanding applicants. However, we are pleased to announce that these young […]

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When I Grow Up

By Michelle Emick Ronholm We all have childhood dreams and aspirations.  What kid hasn’t pretended to be ballet dancer, a gymnast, a doctor, a firefighter or a professional baseball player?  Sometimes those dreams become reality; often we evolve those dreams into fulfilling and happy lives.  What most kids don’t think about as they’re growing up […]

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It Really Is Brain Surgery

By Michelle Emick Ronholm There were so many fantastic sessions and activities during the 11th National Conference on Hydrocephalus.  But one of the most impactful components of the conference was the opportunity to watch live surgeries to treat hydrocephalus. The conference launched with a tutorial on the brain, how it functions, how hydrocephalus impacts it […]

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Inspiration All Around

By Laurene McKillop, PhD Bright, warm sunshine greeted participants in the 11th  National Conference on Hydrocephalus, as they walked for the cause on Sunday morning, June 20.  It was a glorious end to a thrilling event.  Where else can one have gone to see two brain surgeries performed live in two days?  Over the coming […]

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Snapshots from the 11th Hydrocephalus Conference

Here are a few photos taken at the 11th Hydrocephalus Conference held over the weekend in Cleveland. Stay tuned…we’ll be posting great information from the conference in the coming days.”

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From the 5th International Hydrocephalus Workshop!

Our friends over at HCRN have been busy with some exciting work that we wanted to make sure our readers also know about. John Kestle writes about the 5th International Hydrocephalus Workshop and meeting of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders. Check it out!

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Sharkfest by Sarah Oxford

“Make sure to stay calm, have fun and focus on your target,” advised a veteran Sharkfest swimmer as we approached Alcatraz, a historical landmark located in the legendary shark-infested San Francisco Bay. Over 800 swimmers anxiously stared out the ferry windows as water temperature (59°) and safety protocols were announced over a loud speaker. A […]

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Kudos to Rhode Island WALK

Rhode Island WALK 2010 has definitely taken strides.  Held on May 2nd at Haines Memorial State Park in Barrington, RI, they had well over 125 participants and have raised over $10,000, with more coming in.  This will go towards fulfilling the Hydrocephalus Association’s mission of Awareness, Education, Support and Research for a cure. We would […]

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Spring in our Step

Spring has dawned upon a bi-coastal Hydrocephalus Association and I’m thrilled with all that we have going on across the country. We have added several key staff to our roster and now the search has begun in earnest to find our new offices. It’s an exciting period of growth for us. Spring also heralds WALK […]

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Conference Early Bird Rates Extended!

11th National Conference on Hydrocephalus in Cleveland, OH June 17, 2010–June 20, 2010 Lucky you! We are giving you one more chance to get our early bird registration discount.  Take a peek at our fabulous program – you will see the conference will be full of rich opportunities to learn from and connect with our […]

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Exciting news on the HA research front!

In response to our announcement of a second round of grants for Mentored young Investigators, we have received a record number of Letters of Intent.   So far, we have learned of nearly three dozen interested young investigators in just two years!   Letters this cycle have been received from some of the most prestigious academic  medical centers […]

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Success! The Rhode Island WALK…

Success!  The Rhode Island WALK had over 125 participants and raised over $8,000.  Read the following article about RI Walk chair, Linda Davis! Thanks for all you do!!!

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HA Now Accepting Applications for New MYI Awards

Please note that this deadline has officially passed. The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) issued by the Hydrocephalus Association is to support young scientists and clinicians to build careers in hydrocephalus research.  Potential applicants must submit a letter of intent by April 30, 2010 describing the nature of the proposed project and its […]

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