On Tuesday, November 6th, voters went to the polls and made some significant changes to the U.S. Congress. Due to the bi-partisan nature of policy issues impacting the hydrocephalus community, this outcome represents both opportunities and challenges moving forward.
The Hydrocephalus Association joined 35 other patient groups in asking Congress to protect funding for hydrocephalus-related research programs at the Department of Defense (DoD) — and it worked!
Thanks to the efforts of a range of advocates, including the hydrocephalus community, Congress has preserved the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP).
Congress is currently debating a bill that could have major implications for hydrocephalus research through the Department of Defense CDMRP program.
Hydrocephalus Advocate Joins Scientific Peer Review of Research Applications for the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Peer review advocate Barrett O’Connor participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the PRMRP sponsored by the Department of Defense.