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Deanna Sasaki-Adams, MD, received the Ellie Helton Chair of Research Award for $40,000 from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation

Deanna Sasaki-Adams, MD

The UNC Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that Dr. Deanna Sasaki-Adams is the recipient of the Ellie Helton Chair of Research Award for $40,000 from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Dr. Sasaki-Adams will use the funds to research the novel magnetic resonance imaging sequence to characterize inflammatory changes in aneurysms and assess the therapeutic effect of aspirin.

The Massachusetts-based Brain Aneurysm Foundation has awarded $445,000 in grants to 14 recipients to research a disease that affects one in 50 people in the United States, often leading to death or lifelong disability. Established with a minimum gift of $10,000, a Chair of Research provides funding for a researcher for one year. In 2017, seven new Chairs of Research were established. “These gifts are essential to our mission, as only through research can we improve outcomes for the thousands of people with brain aneurysms,” said Christine Buckley, Executive Director of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, noting that the foundation is the largest private funder of brain aneurysm research in the United States.

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