Leadership Award

On October 15, 2015, Dr. Story Landis received the Leadership Award from the Hydrocephalus Association at their Annual Vision Dinner.  The award recognized “her work building bridges between patients, advocacy groups, scientists and doctors, during her role as Director of NINDS.”  As part of her commitment to improve cooperation between health advocacy groups and the extramural programs of NINDS, Dr. Landis had met with representatives of the Hydrocephalus Association in 2004.  That led to workshops focused on the disorder, and more extramural funding.  The Hydrocephalus Association became an active partner in the NINDS Non-profit Forum, building and enhancing the continuing cooperation.