With recent moves of HCRN investigators Dr. John Wellons to Vanderbilt University and Dr. John Kestle to University of British Columbia, HCRN has decided to expand its network from seven to nine centers to incorporate their respective hospitals in HCRN research. Each center will begin its trial period immediately which involves adding patients to the HCRN registry as well as participating in the HCRN Quality Improvement Study for post surgical infections. Dr. Kestle will continue in his role as Chairman of HCRN and Dr. Wellons will continue to be the lead PI on the Study of Post Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus which is nearing the completion of its accrual of patients.
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By John Kestle, Monday, June 10th, 2013
By Paul Gross, Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
HCRN Chair, John Kestle, will be making a move to Vancouver to assume the role of Head of the Department of Surgery for the University of British Columbia. In Vancouver, he will remain the Chair of HCRN and will do clinical work in pediatric neurosurgery. In addition to his care for children with hydrocephalus, Dr Kestle will also treat some adult patients. Congratulations to Dr. Kestle for his new role!
The data will remain with the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) in Utah under the direction of Rich Holubkov PhD, Lead Statistician and DCC PI. The University of Utah will continue its active role in hydrocephalus research through the HCRN. John assumes his new role March 25, 2013. With the recent move of Dr Wellons to Vanderbilt and Dr Kestle’s planned move to Vancouver, these would be logical sites for future HCRN expansion.