Young Investigator Travel Award

2020 Travel Award Recipients

Andrew Scott Emmert, BS
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
L1cam Mutation Exacerbates Neonatal Hydrocephalus in a CCDC39-Deficient Rat Model Characterized by Impaired Glymphatic CSF Flow

Jeff Horbatiuk
Wayne State University
The Flow Limiting Operator: FLO

Eri Iwasawa, MD, PhD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Inflammation and Impaired Neural Differentiation in CCDC39 Rat Model of Neonatal Hydrocephalus

Jason Karimy, MS
Yale University
A role for inflammation: TLR-4-mediated cerebrospinal fluid hypersecretion in post-hemorrhagic and post-infectious hydrocephalus

Riccardo Serra, MD
Johns Hopkins University – School of Medicine
Evaluating the effects of CSF proteins on valves and anti-siphoning devices in a benchtop shunt system

Margaret Tish, BS
University of Iowa
Neuronal characterization of hydrocephalic symptoms

Joseph “Tyler” Vasas, BS
Medical University of South Carolina
Glial Scar Formation And Concomitant Glymphatic Impairment In The Hydrocephalic Brain

Vanessa Wall, MA, MS
Brigham Young University, University of Utah
Social-emotional outcomes in children with hydrocephalus

Kathryn Woods, MS
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Microglial Secreted IL-10 Mediates Increase in Neuron Death following S. epidermidis Biofilm Exposure

Kathrin Zimmerman, BA
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Psychosocial Distress in Pediatric Hydrocephalus


2018 Travel Award Recipients

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Leandro Castaneyra-Ruiz, PhD
Impact of blood on the connections between the cells that line the ventricles

Alexandra E. Hochstetler
Preventing hydrocephalus in genetic animal models

Jeff Horbatiuk
Using Super Glue to Strengthen Current Shunts

Albert Isaacs, MD
Quantification and Differentiation of Periventricular White Matter (PVWM) Injury in Post-Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus (PHH)

Joyce Koueik, MD
Anti-Siphon Devices decease the rate of proximal shunt obstruction surgery

Eyal Lotan, MD
MRI Features of High Volume Lumbar Puncture (HVLP): Responders Compared to Non Responders

Whitney S. McDonald, PhD
Altered DNA content in Hydrocephalus

Rawad Obeid, MD
An Early Diagnostic Tool for Hydrocephalus in Premature Newborns

Shawn M. Vuong, MD
A new rat model of congenital hydrocephalus

Kathrin Zimmerman, BA
Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Caregivers of Pediatric Hydrocephalus Patients

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