Dr. Aichi Chien, an associate professor of radiological sciences in the division of interventional neuroradiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Bee Foundation to advance her research on the computational analysis of brain aneurysms. 

Aneurysms are weak spots in the blood vessel that allow blood to pool and balloon outward, further weakening the vessel wall. While less than five percent of aneurysms burst, ruptures can lead to stroke and death.

Dr. Aichi will create a database that records changes in shape, blow flow and other traits to help clinicians predict which aneurysms are high risk and require immediate intervention.