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.


2018 Resident’s Prize Recipient

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

Elizabeth (EB) Kuhn graduated from Wake Forest School of Medicine after completing her undergraduate studies at Duke University. Throughout medical school and residency, she has been active in clinical neurosurgery research, with interests in. general and pediatric neurosurgery. She was selected as the first resident to the serve on the UAB Hospital Patient Safety Committee and has also represented the neurosurgery residency program on the House Staff Council. She also engages regularly with the local AMWA Chapter and organizing events to promote women in medicine and surgery.  Outside of her professional activities, she enjoys running, reading, water- and snow-skiing, and hiking with her family.

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Past Award Recipients

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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