Clinical Research

NIH NINDS Forum Provides Insight into Hydrocephalus Funding

By Paul Gross, Chairman of the Board I attended the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) nonprofit forum on June 1st.  Of the 27 institutes that make up NIH, NINDS is the largest potential grantor in hydrocephalus research.  The event is put on by the NINDS staff to […]

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HCRN – Moving the Dials on Hydrocephalus Treatment

The Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) is publishing a paper in the Journal of Neurosurgery.  This paper is about their program to standardize treatment of hydrocephalus in all of their centers and showed a significant drop in post-surgery infection rates. We would like to extend our congratulations and heartfelt thanks to the HCRN and the […]

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HA Announces RFA for New Round of Research

The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Application (RFA) for its upcoming round of hydrocephalus research awards. In 2010 and 2011, the Association granted funds totaling over $750,000 in Mentored Young Investigator Awards in order to stimulate hydrocephalus research and a research infrastructure. This new and exciting round […]

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Defining Research Terms

What do the terms “Basic”, “Clinical” and “Translational” mean when used to describe biomedical research studies? By Donna Schaffer, HA Research Associate In the field of biomedical research the terms “basic research” and “clinical research” are often used to distinguish between two different approaches to studying the causes and treatment of disease.  Simply stated, in […]

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HCRN Holds Semi-Annual Meeting

The Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) recently held a successful two-day meeting in Birmingham, Alabama.  They discussed new research strategies and provided updates on their current research projects. Of particular note were negotiating procedures for enrollment in a study into “best care” for neonatal patients with intraventricular hemorrhage as well as a study launched with […]

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Hydrocephalus Association Board Member Named Chief Operating Officer of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University

Congratulations to David Browdy of Oak Park, Illinois—yesterday he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.  Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine is a leading, research-intensive medical school located in Chicago, Illinois.   Among other things, Mr. Browdy is a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health National Center […]

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HCRN Developing New Study, Could Lead to New Test for Hydrocephalus

Dr. Dave Limbrick, MD, PhD, a neurosurgeon from St. Louis Children’s Hospital — a new member of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) — is conducting a study that seeks to identify bio-markers for hydrocephalus. The study is in its early stages, and you can read more about it, along with other HCRN news, here.

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Hydrocephalus Snowshoe Event Makes Local Paper

The Inaugural Snowshoe Event in Steamboat Springs, CO was featured in the latest edition of Steamboat Today.  It’s an excellent piece that talks about hydrocephalus, the state of research and treatment and features the event organizer Christian Karch, his wife Laura and daughter Sofia who is living with hydrocephalus. Click here to read the article. […]

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2010 Hydrocephalus Association Resident’s Prize

2010 Resident’s Prize Awardee is Announced Every year, the Hydrocephalus Association awards a resident’s prize in neurology/neurosurgery to the most promising research paper relating to hydrocephalus.  The paper is presented at the Pediatric Section meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AANS/CNS). The prize for 2010 went to Ramin Eskandari, MD, […]

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Hydrocephalus Research Update – Announcing New Mentored Young Investigator Grants

“The Hydrocephalus Association is pleased to announce its Mentored Young Investigator research awardees for 2010.” Jay Riva-Cambrin, M.D., a pediatric neurosurgeon of the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Medical Center will lead a multi-center study across the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) study linking MRI to established and novel measures of neuropsychological outcomes in […]

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A Magical, Memorable Event

By David Moore, Hydrocephalus Association Director of Development Puff the Magic Dragon would have been proud. On Sunday, October 24, legendary folk singer, and author of the aforementioned song, Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary) performed an intimate concert to benefit the Hydrocephalus Association’s Research Initiative. The concert was held at the stately and […]

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Research Update

by Eleanor Young, Research Associate As part of its mission to eliminate the challenges of hydrocephalus, the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) launched a Research Initiative in 2009 to fund grants to support worthy, innovative and relevant research. The  Initiative aims to fund research that improve the quality of life for people living with hydrocephalus and finds […]

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Research Update

The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) received nineteen letters of intent to apply for the second cycle of the Mentored Young Investigator Awards. Of these letters of intent, sixteen were accepted. In June, HA received fourteen final applications for the 2010 award cycle, including nine clinical projects, four bench science projects and one mathematical modeling project. This […]

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From the 5th International Hydrocephalus Workshop!

Our friends over at HCRN have been busy with some exciting work that we wanted to make sure our readers also know about. John Kestle writes about the 5th International Hydrocephalus Workshop and meeting of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders. Check it out!

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