Pitt-led researchers awarded NIH grant to improve risk assessment of cerebral aneurysms

A five-year, nearly $3 million grant awarded to a research team led by Anne M. Robertson, PhD, the William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Engineering at the Swanson School, will fund research to develop a better method assessing risk of an impending rupture.

“Although cerebral aneurysms affect a substantial portion of the adult population, the risk of treatment including open brain surgery often outweighs the risks associated with rupture. With increasing numbers of unruptured aneurysms detected using noninvasive imaging techniques, there is an urgent need for a reliable method to distinguish aneurysms vulnerable to impending rupture from those that are presently robust and can be safely monitored. An international research team led by the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve risk assessment and treatment of this devastating disease.”

Founded in May 2014, The Bee Foundation is a Philadelphia-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the number of deaths caused by brain aneurysms through innovative research. For further information, contact us at  info@thebeefoundation.org.

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