2012 Integral Fellows Nominee: Hydrocephalus Association

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2012 Integral Fellows Nominee: Hydrocephalus Association

Paul Gross

Paul’s son, William, had five brain surgeries before he was five years old due to hydrocephalus, a neurological condition that affects more than one million people in the U.S. There is no cure, limited treatment options, and very little research. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) spend just $7.50 per person per year compared to $300 per person per year for juvenile diabetes—even though the prevalence of the disease is the same. This leaves people living with hydrocephalus to face the prospect of dozens of brain surgeries throughout their lifetime. The shunt, a device used to treat hydrocephalus, has the highest failure rate of any implantable medical device on the market. Paul is a passionate, tireless visionary at the Hydrocephalus Association (HA). The Chairman of the Board since 2009, he launched the HA Research initiative to fund grants and stimulate the research ecosystem around hydrocephalus. He is also the co-founder of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN), a network comprised of seven research centers across the U.S. and Canada that quickly, ethically, and safely study promising treatment techniques and then provide medical professionals with scientific evidence of these treatments in order to critically improve the long-term outcomes of kids suffering from hydrocephalus. Paul is personally responsible for raising approximately $4 million toward hydrocephalus research.

Hydrocephalus’ Mission

To eliminate the challenges of hydrocephalus.

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The Integral Fellows program recognizes outstanding, meaningful alumni contributions to the daily lives of others on a local, national, or global level. We are excited to support our 2012 Integral Fellow Nominees through this 48-Hour Matching Campaign. The matching fund is made possible by generous donations from alumni and other supporters of the Microsoft Alumni Foundation (MSAF). Only gifts from members will be matched, so click here to join.

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