Grant Applications

2017 Funding Announcement

SBHAC is pleased to announce that the successful applicant for our 2017 grant was Dr. Adrienne L. Davis for her 2 year research project titled Sonographic Change in Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter and Optic Disc Evaluation as predictors of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Obstruction in children. The study involves using a new technique for detecting high brain pressure using ultrasound measurements of the nerve that travels from the brain to the eye. The project explores whether change from those baseline measurements can predict shunt obstruction when patients show symptoms of possible shunt blockage.

Co-investigators on the project are Dr. Abhaya Kulkarni, Dr. Mark Tessaro, Dr. Magali Gauthey and Nurse Practitioner Sara Breitbart.


Research Applications (deadline Jan. 31, 2018)

The Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Canada (SBHAC) would like to invite medical professionals and researchers to apply for a Research Grant based on a project that address the medical issues and treatment of those affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. We are now accepting applications for larger and possibly multi-year projects that cover… Read More


Research Reports for 2016

Obesity is a global health concern. Children and youth with disabilities have high rates of obesity, which can affect both their physical health and quality of life. Children with spina bifida are at higher risk of developing overweight or obesity for a number of reasons, but weight management is not often talked about in spina bifida clinics. … Read More


New study on sexuality for adults with spina bifida

If you are 18 or older with spina bifida, we want to hear from you! Researchers at Indiana University are interested in learning about your sexual health and experiences with spina bifida. Participate whether or not you ever had sex. It takes only 15-20 minutes!… Read More