By Rick Smith, HA Acting CEO
I am pleased to announce that Paul Gross, Chairman of Hydrocephalus Association’s (HA) Board of Directors, has been selected to join the 18 member National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council -the major advisory panel to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Paul joins three other new members and brings to the Council his entrepreneurial perspective, successful business experience, and a deep, passionate commitment to finding answers for people living with hydrocephalus.
NINDS, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the nation’s primary supporter of basic, translational and clinical research on the brain and nervous system. Its 18-member Council, composed of physicians, scientists and representatives of the public meets three times a year to review applications from scientists seeking government grants to support biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system. Members also advise the Institute on research program planning and priorities.
“In just a few years, Mr. Gross has done a remarkable job of engaging engineers, scientists and clinicians in plans to develop research that will lead to better treatment for people with hydrocephalus,” said Story Landis, Ph.D., Director of the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). “I am delighted that he will be a member of the NINDS Advisory Council and look forward to his participation.”
We are delighted as well and offer our sincere congratulations to Paul on this very exciting and important appointment.