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NetFlix Founder Headlines Hydrocephalus Research Conference

NetFlix Founder and former member of the Hydrocephalus Association Board of Directors Marc Randolph will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming research conference, “Opportunities in Hydrocephalus Research: Pathways to Better Outcomes,” scheduled for July 9 – 11, 2012, in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Randolph was the founding CEO of NetFlix, and served as a member […]

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Research Conference Sets the Stage for Large Research Investment

by Paul Gross, Chairman of the HA Board of Directors I am excited to announce that Hydrocephalus Association (HA) has partnered with the Rudi Schulte Research Institute (RSRI) to release a major new Request for Applications (RFA) in conjunction with our upcoming research conference in Seattle on July 9-11.  Rudi Schulte was one of the […]

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Opportunities in Hydrocephalus Research: Pathways to Better Outcomes

The Hydrocephalus Association, in conjunction with several other institutes and organizations, is pleased to announce a landmark research conference to be held July 9-11, 2012 in Seattle, WA. The title of the conference is “Opportunities in Hydrocephalus Research: Pathways to Better Outcomes.” The focus will be the discussion of current hydrocephalus research from several different […]

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New HCRN Study Up and Running

By John Kestle, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS (re-posted with the author’s permission) The HCRN has successfully launched a new, potentially ground-breaking study across the Network. This study, titled Ventricular Involvement in Neuropsychological Outcomes in Pediatric Hydrocephalus, or VINOH for short, is funded by a Mentored Young Investigator award from the Hydrocephalus Association received by Dr. […]

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HA Sponsored Research Publishes Significant Discovery

Jerold Chun, MD, PhD, a professor at Scripps Research and its Dorris Neuroscience Center, has discovered a significant factor in the development of congenital hydrocephalus.  Chun describes the discovery as a proof of concept that could lead to medical treatments for hydrocephalus.  His finding involves the discovery of abnormally high levels of a lipid called […]

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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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Team Hydro Takes Their Goggles to Chicago

On August 20th, 2011 Team Hydro will participate in the first annual Lake Michigan Sharkfest Swim in downtown Chicago. The team will race in memory of Kate Finlayson, who passed away in November of 2010 from complications related to her hydrocephalus. Funds raised from the team’s efforts support the Kate Finlayson Memorial Research Grant which […]

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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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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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An Evening on the Cape

by David Moore On a Saturday evening in Cape Cod, there are a myriad of activities one can do to entertain themselves. So why would anyone want to spend that evening learning about Hydrocephalus? Yet, that is exactly what 35 people did on the evening of July 31— joining Barrett O’Connor and her husband Paul […]

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