The Rudi Schulte Research Institute (RSRI) has long been the sponsor of our research keynote speaker at our bi-annual education conference. In 2012, they expanded their partnership with us to co-sponsor our hydrocephalus research conference – “Opportunities in Hydrocephalus Research: Pathways to Better Outcomes” in Seattle, July 2012. That sponsorship was intended to help RSRI develop a picture of promising hydrocephalus research for the Institute to tackle. Having completed the consensus conference, HA launched a new request for applications targeted at gaining a better understanding of the dynamics of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) for the Institute.
Rudi Schulte was one of the two founders of PS Medical which developed the Delta and Strata valves. The company was later sold to Medtronic, which has continued to advance those shunt technologies. Rudi Schulte founded the Rudi Schulte Research Institute (RSRI) in 1974 to continue research into hydrocephalus. The Hydrocephalus Association is pleased to have expanded our partnership to help RSRI target research that is meaningful to our members.
2013 RSRI Award in Hydrocephalus
MR Elastography: A non-invasive tool for the management of shunted pediatric hydrocephalus
Mark Wagshul, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine