Medical Professionals : Chairs of Research

Establish a Chair of Research

Establishing a Chair of Research is a way to honor the life of a loved one by funding basic scientific research directed at early detection, improved treatment modalities, and technological advances that will ultimately improve outcomes for patients with brain aneurysms. It is often the result of hard work by family and friends who wish to pay tribute to a special person.

A Chair of Research sponsors the research of one grant recipient for a year at a minimum level of $10,000. Grant awards will be presented at the Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s Annual Research Grant Awards Symposium during the month of September. Grant donors are usually present at the Grant Awards Symposium to personally present the grant.

Each year, the Research Grant Committee, a team of world-renowned neurosurgeons from The Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board, carefully reviews all the research grant requests from neuroscience leaders and determines which projects merit funding. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has become the world’s leading source of private funding of brain aneurysm research.

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)Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
Bleeding into the space around the brain (the subarachnoid space). This occurs when an aneurysm ruptures, but it may also result from other causes of bleeding around the brain including a head injury from trauma. Subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm can lead to a hemorrhagic stroke, brain damage and death.
, vasospasmVasospasm
Generally, from four to fourteen days after an aneurysm ruptures, the blood vessels at the base of the brain may develop spasm or narrowing. If severe, this can result in stroke.
, and to understand the mechanism for aneurysm growth. Researchers are honored to receive a Chair of Research and they are inspired by the personal stories behind each Chair.

The establishment of a Chair of Research will be announced on The Brain Aneurysm Foundation website and in our newsletter.

For more information on The Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s Chairs of Research, please contact Christine Buckley, Executive Director, at 888-BRAIN-02 or christine@bafound.org