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  • January 25, 2023
    Preventing Brain Aneurysm Ruptures; Education, Awareness, Research
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  • December 15, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Stacey Wolfe, MD, FAANS
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  • December 07, 2022
    Hancock County Couple Shares ‘One Of A Kind’ Brain Bleed Story
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  • December 06, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Ananth K. Vellimana, MD
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  • October 27, 2022
    A Mom Thought Stress and Her Pregnancy Caused Her Devastating Headaches. It Was a Giant Aneurysm
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  • October 20, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Ben Strickland, MD
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  • October 20, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipients: Alfred P. See, PhD and Shivani Rangwala
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  • October 20, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Edgar A. Samaniego, MD, MS
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  • October 19, 2022
    Triathlete Achieves Her Goal After Doctor Discovers Brain Aneurysm
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  • October 17, 2022
    Meet Research Grant Recipient: Tatsat Patel, PhD & Sricharan Veeturi
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In My Area

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  • AdventHealth Brain Aneurysm Support Group

    Winter Park, FL

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  • Baltimore Brain Aneurysm Foundation Support Group

    Lutherville-Timonium, MD

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  • Bay Area Aneurysm and Vascular Malformation Support Group

    San Francisco, CA

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  • December 15, 2022
  • BAF
  • Research

Meet Research Grant Recipient: Stacey Wolfe, MD, FAANS

Dr. Stacey Wolfe is a cerebrovascular neurosurgeon, Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Residency Program Director, and Director of Neurointerventional Surgery. Following Endovascular and Cerebrovascular/Skull Base Fellowships at the University of Miami, she served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy. 

As a cerebrovascular neurosurgeon, Dr. Wolfe has treated hundreds of aneurysm patients, both with clipping and coiling.  While she loves to be able to help people by treating their aneurysms, there are many who are devastated by aneurysm rupture which cannot be improved with surgery or endovascular techniques.  So many families have been destroyed by this disease and are in desperate need to understand how these lesions form so we can prevent them from growing and rupturing. 

The BAF grant is critical in providing funds to investigate these mechanoreceptors on a single-cell genomic level, which gives critical and specific information on how these receptors influence aneurysm development. This grant also allows collaboration with other aneurysm researchers and foundations to build on ongoing projects to bridge the differences between ruptured and unruptured aneurysms and to build new collaborations to create a large aneurysm tissue bank to answer these important questions more quickly.

Stacey Wolfe, MD, FAANS is the recipient of the Austen L. Dunn and Christopher C. Getch Chair of Research (sponsored by the CV Section) for $40,000.

 



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