Q & A

Catching up with Amy, Playwright of “Burst”

 Amy Leigh Horan is a playwright, photographer, and PR professional who currently lives in Washington, DC. We are so pleased to have Amy at this year’s 5th Annual Honey Bash Gala as one of very special guests. Her play Burst: is a recollection with humor and heart of her mother’s survival of a brain aneurysm.  Burst …

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In The Cobwebs of My Mind: Surviving a Brain Aneurysm

A recollection of surviving a brain aneurysm. From the article ‘In the Cobwebs of my Mind’ from edge magazine. “The subarachnoid space is where the cerebral spinal fluid circulates and is responsible for protecting your brain from injury. Serving as a cushion. A hemorrhage in this space can cause a coma, paralysis and even death.” — …

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Meet Honey Bash Guest Speaker Kavita Basi

In March of 2015, Kavita Basi was taken to the hospital with a life-threatening illness – a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.   She was treated with 4 brain operations.  There is a 50% survival rate with the remainder of those who do survive having serious disabilities like hearing, difficulty walking, partially paralyzed and brain damage. Kavita has overcome …

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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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Ben A. Strickland MD

2018 Grant Winner Spotlight: Ben Strickland

We have awarded the 2018 Brain Aneurysm Research Grant to researcher, Ben A. Strickland MD, a 4th-year resident at the University of Southern California. We recently spoke with Dr. Strickland to learn more about his research project. Tell us a little about yourself. I am a 4th year resident at the University of Southern California. I …

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In Memory of Dana Housley: Prevalence & Prevention of Teenage Brain Aneurysms

We are deeply saddened and our hearts pour out to the family and friends of Dana Housley, who suffered a brain aneurysm during a softball game over the weekend and passed away at the age of 15. The outpouring of support has been tremendous and a tribute tothose who loved her and seek to raise …

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Dr. Aichi Chien – Q & A with TBF’s 2015 Grant Award Winner

Dr. Aichi Chien, winner of The Bee Foundation (TBF) 2015 Research Grant Award, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Interventional Neuroradiology at UCLA, and holds faculty appointments in in the NIH-Funded interdepartmental graduate program of UCLA Biomedical Physics and in the UCLA ACCESS/Bioscience Interdepartmental Program. Her research encompasses the computational analysis of intracranial …

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Lisa Collagrossi

TV Anchor’s Husband Lobbies Congress After Wife Dies Of An Aneurysm

Todd Crawford has an air of determination in his voice, pragmatism even. To hear him talk about what he was doing on Capitol Hill last week, you might not know the extent of his pain. But eight weeks ago he faced the biggest blow of his life – his wife, Lisa Colagrossi, a TV journalist …

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The Bee Foundation Grant Winner Aichi Chien Ph. D.

Grant Winner Spotlight – From Dr. Michael Chen

3 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FROM DR CHEN ABOUT THE AWARD WINNER 1. What makes this award winner’s research so innovative? This year’s award winner uses the tremendous amount of data acquired during brain vessel imaging to develop sophisticated models that help predict the risk of brain aneurysm rupture. 2. Where could this research lead? We …

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