Archive for September 2011

HCRN Co-Founder Appointed to NINDS Advisory Council

Paul Gross, Chairman of Hydrocephalus Association’s (HA) Board of Directors, and, as you all know, a founding partner of the Hydrocephalus Clinical ResearchNetwork (HCRN), has been selected to join the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council, the main advisory panel to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

NINDS, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the nation’s primary supporter of basic, translational and clinical research on the brain and nervous system. The NINDS Advisory Council is composed of physicians, scientists and representatives of the public, who review applications from scientists seeking support through government grants for biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system. NINDS Advisory Council members also advise the NIH on research program planning and priorities.

“In just a few years, Mr. Gross has done a remarkable job of engaging engineers, scientists and clinicians in plans to develop research that will lead to better treatment for people with hydrocephalus,” said Story Landis, Ph.D., Director of the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). “I am delighted that he will be a member of the NINDS Advisory Council and look forward to his participation.”

I am delighted as well and offer sincere congratulations to Paul on this appointment. Paul brings his entrepreneurial perspective, successful business experience, and a deep, passionate commitment to finding answers for people living with hydrocephalus.