Hanover, MA (PRWEB) August 08, 2011
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has announced the recipients of its annual research grants. In 2011, The Foundation will award $160,000 in grants to eight individuals conducting scientific research directed at early detection, improved treatment modalities, and technological advances that will ultimately improve outcomes for patients with brain aneurysms.
The grants will be awarded at the Fifth Annual Brain Aneurysm Foundation Research Grant Symposium on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at the New York Athletic Club. Sponsored by the North Shore LIJ Brain Aneurysm Center and the Cushing Neuroscience Institute, the Symposium will feature an address by Dr. L. Nelson Hopkins, Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery, Professor of Radiology and Director of the Toshiba Stroke Research Center at the University of Buffalo.
The 2011 research grant recipients include:
- William J. Mack, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Mack was awarded the Carol W. Harvey Memorial Chair of Research, a $25, 000 grant to help fund his research - MRI Perfusion and Permeability and Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 levels: Association with Cerebral Vasospasm Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Jinglu Ai, Ph.D, M.D., Research Associate, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. Dr. Ai was awarded the North Shore University Hospital, Brain Aneurysm Center Chair of Research, a $25,000 grant for his research Molecular Mechanisms of Memory Loss Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Tomoki Hashimoto, M.D. Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Mr. Hashimoto was awarded the Shirley Dudek Demmer Chair of Research, a $25,000 grant for his research - Pharmacological Prevention of the Rupture of Intracranial Aneurysm
- Koji Hosaka, Ph.D, Instructor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Dr. Hosaka was awarded Annie’s Chair of Research, a $20,000 grant to fund his research - Aneurysm Healing and Vascular Repair: Modulating Inflammatory Process via MIP-1α and MIP-2
- William Ashley, Jr., Ph.D., M.D., MBA Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX. Dr. Ashley was awarded the Cynthia Lynn Sherwin Chair of Research, a $20,000 grant for his research - Neuroproteomic Analysis of CSF-derived Microparticles in Cerebral Vasospasm Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- David K. Kung, M.D., Resident, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Dr. Kung was awarded the Timothy P. Susco Chair of Research, a $20,000 grant to fund his research – The Role of Aspirin in Cerebral Aneurysm Formation and Rupture
- L. Fernando Gonzalez, M.D., Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Gonzalez received the Robert Simon Chair of Research, a $15,000 grant to help fund his research - The Effect of Sequential Flow Diversion Stenting, with Pipeline Embolization Device on the Aneurysm Pressure
- Dharam Persaud, B.Sc., M.S.B.E., Ph.D., Student, Biomedical Engineering,
Florida International University, Miami, FL. Dr. Persaud was awarded the Danielle Elizabeth Bledy Chair of Research, a $10,000 grant to fund research on Novel Biodegradable Alloys Designed for the Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms
An estimated 6 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm. Each year about 27,000 people in the U.S. will suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm. About 40% of the victims will die and of those surviving, only a third will recover without disabilities. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation hopes to improve these tragic statistics and save lives by funding vital research and increasing awareness.
About the Brain Aneurysm Foundation
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in Boston, MA on August 19, 1994 as a public charity. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the nation’s only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures. The organization also provides education materials and awareness information to health care professionals and the general population, as well as providing support for patients and their loved ones.
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation relies on fundraising support from individuals and organizations to continue to fund education and research to promote early detection of brain aneurysms, which ultimately saves lives. For more information, visit: http://www.bafound.org.