The Maine Brain Aneurysm Awareness Committee was pleased and proud to present the 4th annual “KAT-Walk & Karo-5K Research Grant for 2016” to Dr. Robert Ecker, Medical Director of Maine Medical Center’s Neurosciences Institute at our Brain Aneurysm Awareness event on September 17, 2016.
Dr. Ecker has been conducting groundbreaking research on understanding and treating brain aneurysms. These research projects have yielded promising results and he is now ready to develop manuscripts to submit the results for publication in medical journals.
This 2016 Research Grant will support preparation, specific imaging, and publication submission expenses related to Dr. Ecker's research studies, which evaluate the effectiveness of various brain aneurysm treatment methods.
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In the past, the Research Grant Committee, a team of world-renowned neurosurgeons from The Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board, carefully reviewed all the research grant requests from neuroscience leaders and determine which projects merit funding.
In 2013, the inaugural “Maine’s KAT-Walk & Karo-5K Chair of Research” was established and a $25,000 grant was awarded to Chanannait Paisansathan, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2014, a $20,000 research grant went to Koji Hosaka, PhD, Dept. Neurosurgery, University of Florida. In 2015, the $25,000 research grant went to Kimberly P. Kicielinski, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham for her research project that will provide a better understanding of the mechanics of brain aneurysm rupture.
The research conducted thus far has been both basic science and clinical. To date, some exciting work has been produced in finding better ways to manage aneurismal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), vasospasm, and to understand the mechanism for aneurysm growth.
To all the many families that have participated and donated in the past, either to celebrate their survival or to remember their lost loved ones – thank you for joining us and for your support toward this vital research.
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