Grants

Too often the signs of brain aneurysms go unnoticed and we lose those we love in the prime of their lives – 30,000 brain aneurysms ruptures per year, 40% resulting in death. Research and awareness are critical to fighting this disease and imagining a world where brain aneurysms can be PREVENTED.

The federal government spends only $2.08 per year on brain aneurysm research for each person afflicted. Lets change those numbers!

Justin Mascitelli, MD Research Update

Justin Mascitelli, MD Research Update

“Thank you to the Bee Foundation for supporting this important study on wide neck aneurysms!” – Justin Mascitelli, MD Congratulations to Justin Mascitelli, MD, TBF’S 2017 Preventative Research Grant Award recipient for his two recent publications in the Journal of Neurosurgery which was made possible by The Bee Foundation. Dr. Mascietlli was awarded a $25,000 …

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An Interview with our 2021 Research Grant Awardee!

Recently Erin Kreszl,  TBF Executive Director, spoke with MirHojjat Khorasanizadeh, our 2021 research grantee and a post doctoral research fellow with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.   Erin: Mir, we’re so glad to be able to support this exciting research, and we’re looking forward to hearing a little more about it. First though, can you tell …

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2019 Grantees – Project Update

Louis J. Kim, MD, MBA Project Overview Early detection and treatment of aneurysms can prevent hemorrhagic stroke. Developments in understanding the genomics of aneurysm growth and rupture coupled with the development of a minimally invasive endovascular method of obtaining endothelial cells from aneurysms and other healthy blood vessels have opened new avenues for research. Endothelial …

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A Year to Remember…Thoughts from our Fellow

Many know Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, the strong willed mother of Dragons from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Fewer fans realize that, during filming, Emilia Clarke suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke that can be caused by a ruptured brain aneurysm. The hardships she faced underneath her fantasy roll were described in a …

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Louis Kim MD

An Interview with 2019 Grant Award Winner, Dr. Louis Kim

Dr. Louis Kim, MD, is Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington, School of Medicine, and is chief of the neurological surgery service at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Louis and his team are the recipients of a 2019 TBF research grant. Recently, we had the chance to speak with …

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An Interview with TBF 2019 Grantee, Dr. Edgar Samaniego

Dr. Edgar A. Samaniego, MD, MS, is Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the recipient of a 2019 TBF research grant. Recently, we had the chance to speak with him about his very promising research project. I understand you are originally from Ecuador? Yes, I …

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A Blood Test for Brain Aneurysms? Our 2016 Grant Shows Promising Results!

Dr. Christopher Kellner is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Director, Intracerebral Hemorrhage Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York. He is also a principal investigator of The Bee Foundation’s 2016 research grant. At the October 2018 Honey Bash in Philadelphia, PA. he gave attendees some exciting news about the …

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Honey Bash 2018 Raises a Record $175,000+ for Brain Aneurysm Awareness & Research

“Outstanding!”   “I learned so much!” “The best ever!” Those words summed up the opinions of the 170 attendees to this year’s Honey Bash – the fifth annual gala since The Bee Foundation was launched in March 2014.  It was a special year…one that paid Tribute to the amazing families who have been touched by …

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Robert M. Starke MD

2018 Grant Winner Spotlight: Robert Starke

We have awarded the 2018 Brain Aneurysm Research Grant to researchers, Robert M. Starke MD, and Ben A. Strickland MD, a 4th-year resident at the University of Southern California. We caught up with Dr. Starke to learn more about his research project. Tell us a little about yourself. I am currently the Director of Neurovascular Research …

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