Resident’s Prize

Since 1989, the Hydrocephalus Association has been awarding the Resident’s Prize.  This prize is awarded each year at Pediatric Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AANS/CNS) to the to the most promising hydrocephalus-related research paper presented by a neurosurgical resident who is a member of the section.


2019 Resident’s Prize Recipient

Cameron Sadegh, MD, PhD
TITLE: Intraventricular hemorrhage induces rapid intracellular signaling in the choroid plexus and chronic changes in CSF reabsorption

Cameron Sadegh is now a senior resident in neurosurgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed his MD and PhD degrees in the Harvard/MIT Medical Scientist Training Program, building expertise in stem cell biology, neurodevelopment, and neuroanatomy. Midway through his residency, he worked as a lab instructor in neuroanatomy at Harvard Medical School and completed a research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, studying the​ cellular mechanisms of hydrocephalus and potential CSF-based therapies. Outside of the hospital and laboratory, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two young children.

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Past Award Recipients

2018: Elizabeth Kuhn, MD
Cross-sectional evaluation of transition readiness in the interdisciplinary spina bifida clinic

2017: Shawn Vuong, MD
CRISPR/Cas9-Based Development of progressive hydrocephaly (prh) Rat Model of Hydrocephalus

2016: Jonathan Jay Stone, MD
Treatment of Hydrocephalus in an Ovine Model with an Intraparenchymal Stent Prototype

2015: Brian Hanak, MD
Toward a better understanding of the cellular basis for cerebrospinal fluid shunt obstruction: report on the construction of a bank of explanted hydrocephalus devices

2014: Jason Blatt, MD
Incidence of Delayed Hydrocephalus Following In-Utero Myelomeningocele Repair

2013: Jennifer Strahle, MD
Early Treatment of Neonatal Intraventricular Hemorrhage-Associated Hydrocephalus with Systemic Deferoxamine

2012: Jayant P. Menon, MD
Significant Shunt Obstruction Caused by Parenchymal Tissue Shearing During Ventricular Catheter Implantation

2011: Ashley Tian, MD
Bilateral High-Grade Intraventricular Hemorrhage is Associated with Male Sex, Younger Gestational Age and Lower Birth Weight, But Not Other Perinatal Factors

2010: Ramin Eskandari, MD
Effects of Early and Late Reservoir Treatment in Experimental Neonatal Hydrocephalus

2009: Christopher Janson, MD
Immortalization and Functional Characterization of Rat Arachnoid Cells

2008: Ellen Air, MD
A longitudinal comparison of pre- and postoperative DTI parameters in young hydrocephalic children

2006: Kurtis Auguste, MD
Greatly Impaired Migration of Aquaporin 4 Deficient Astrogial Cells after Implantation into a Mouse Brain

2005: Jeffrey Greenfield, MD
Intraoperative Assessment of Third Ventriculostomy Success

2004: Jeff Pugh, MD
Can the skull Diploic space be utilized for Absorption of Cerebrospinal Fluid?
& Jay Riva-Cambrin, MD
Pediatric Posterior Fossa Tumors

2003: Martin Schumann, MD
Serum and CSF C-Reactive Protein in Shunt Infection Management

2002: Joshua Medow, MD
Quick Brain MRI verses CT scan for evaluating Shunted Hydrocephalus
& Jonathon Miller, MD
Aberrant Neuronal Development in Hydrocephalus

2001: Jake Timothy, MD
Treatment of Hydrocephalus Using a Choroid Plexus Specific Immunotoxin: an in vitro Study

1999: Kimberly Bingaman, MD
Hydrocephalus Induces the Proliferation of Cells in the Subventricular Zone

1998: Daniel Lieberman, MD
In Vitro Detection of fluid Flow in Ventriculoperitonal Shunts Using contrast Enhanced Ultrasound

1996: Martha Johnson, PhD.
Dr. Johnson studied the effects of hydrocephalus on animals, primarily canine, to determine the extent of brain damage inflicted when fluid exerts pressure on the brain.

1995: Richard Fox, MD
Cerebrospinal Fluid Absorptive Site of the Parasagittal Dura

1994: Monica Wehby-Grant, MD
The rabbit Model for Infantile Hydrocephalus: Regional Differences in the Cortical Metabolic Response to Hydrocephalus and to shunting

1993: Charles Bondurant, MD
The Epidemiology of Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunting

1992: Marcia DaSilva, MD
Reversal of High Energy Phosphate Metabolism changes in Experimental Hydrocephalus after CSF Shunting

1991: Nesher Asner, MD
Venous sinus Occlusion and Ventriculomegaly in Craniectomized Rabbits

1990: S.D. Michowiz, MD
High energy Phosphate Metabolism in Neonatal Hydrocephalus

1989: Eric Altschuler, MD
Management of Persistent Ventriculomegaly due to Altered Brain Compliance

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