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, 2019)

RESEARCH FUNDING AVAILABLE- Deadline January 31, 2019 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! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Deadline to apply is January 31, 2019 at 5:00… Read More


Family and Adult Conference in Winnipeg – Thank You

We want to thank everyone for attending and participating in our family and adult conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We hope you had a wonderful time!   Thanks to our Major Sponsor, The Winnipeg Foundation.     Thanks to our Partner Sponsors, Medtronic and Nestlé Materna.       Thanks to our Wine Sponsor, RBC Royal Bank.     Thanks… 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