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 (Revised deadline Feb. 28, 2020)

RESEARCH FUNDING AVAILABLE – Revised Deadline February 28, 2020 SBHAC invites applications from researchers who would like to apply for funding for research projects on spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Click on the link to download the application and guidelines. TOGETHER – we can make it happen! Deadline to apply is February 28, 2020 at 5:00… Read More

External Research Study: Survey on Accessibility in Canada

We are a research team from KITE, the research arm of Toronto Rehab-University Health Network. We want to learn about the main barriers to accessibility that individuals in Canada experience. Who is invited to participate: Individuals who are 18 years old or older, live in Canada, and identify as atleast one of the following: A… Read More

Participate in Research – Adolescents and Youth Bloorview Research Institute Research Study

Bloorview Research Institute Research Study Are you a young person with spina bifida between 10-24 years of age? Would you like to talk about what health and wellness means to you Consider participating in our study! What is this study about: We want to explore what ‘health’ and ‘wellness’ means to young people with spina… Read More