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Local Adaptive Sled Hockey Team Wins National Tournament

April 16, 2014
Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Bennett Blazers Earn Top Spot at USA Hockey’s National Youth Sled Hockey Championship

BALTIMORE, MD—For the second year in a row, a Baltimore team finished in first place at USA Hockey’s 10th Annual Youth Disabled Hockey Festival in Massachusetts, the largest national hockey event of its kind. The Bennett Blazers team, part of Kennedy Krieger Institute's Physically Challenged Sports Program, defeated the Grand Rapid Wings in the championship game to finish their season with a perfect 21-0 winning record.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Will Roar To Break The Silence Of Autism

April 1, 2014
Participants put one foot—or pedal—in front of the other to raise awareness and critical research funds

BALTIMORE, MD—For Autism Awareness Month in April, Kennedy Krieger Institute will once again bring the community together for its annual fundraiser, ROAR for Autism, on Sunday, April 27 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD. Through biking, running and walking, families and supporters will gather with a united “ROAR” to raise awareness and funds for research into this puzzling disorder that so often silences the voices of those affected.

Kennedy Krieger’s Interactive Autism Network Names New Director

February 4, 2014
Dr. Paul Lipkin to lead national online autism registry and research enterprise

Baltimore, Md. – Kennedy Krieger Institute announces the appointment of Dr. Paul H. Lipkin as Director and Principal Investigator of the Interactive Autism Network (IAN). IAN is an online research platform and registry that connects individuals on the autism spectrum and their families with researchers nationwide.

Successful Regeneration of Human Skeletal Muscle in Mice Enables Accelerated Research in Muscular Dystrophy

January 27, 2014
Kennedy Krieger researchers develop valid and accurate model for FSHD

Baltimore, Md.Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute recently announced study findings showing the successful development of a humanized preclinical model for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), providing scientists with a much needed tool to accelerate novel therapeutic research and development.

New Moser Center for Leukodystrophies Launched

December 19, 2013
New center offers comprehensive treatment, research, and hope for patients with debilitating neurological disorders.

The Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the Moser Center for Leukodystrophies at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

NIH Awards Funds from NFL Donation to Kennedy Krieger for New Concussion Research Study

December 16, 2013

Baltimore, Md. – The National Institutes of Health announced today that a research study at Kennedy Krieger Institute is among eight projects to receive financial support to answer some of the most fundamental problems on traumatic brain injury. Under the direction of principal investigator Stacy Suskauer, M.D., Director of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at Kennedy Krieger, this new research study will focus on assessing youth sport-related concussion and recovery using somatosensory processing.

Virtual Sailing Simulator Shows Key Role of Recreation in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

November 20, 2013
Kennedy Krieger Institute researchers find therapeutic benefits of virtual sailing

Baltimore, Md. – Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today the results of a pilot study demonstrating use of a virtual therapeutic sailing simulator as an important part of rehabilitation following a spinal cord injury (SCI).

‘Tis the Season for Festival of Trees

November 29, 2013
Kennedy Krieger’s annual fundraiser will kick off “the most wonderful time of the year”.

Baltimore, Md. – It’s time for the holidays to begin when Festival of Trees returns to the Maryland State Fairgrounds and transforms into a winter wonderland for three days, Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 1. The largest seasonal festival on the East Coast, Kennedy Krieger’s annual fundraiser will feature more than 600 decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses, as well as family-friendly activities and entertainment.

Highlights of the 2013 Festival of Trees include:

Discovery Shows Cerebellum Plays Important Role In Sensing Limb Position And Movement

September 4, 2013
Kennedy Krieger Institute researchers find that damage to the cerebellum impairs ability to predict motion outcomes and discrimination between limb positions.

Baltimore, Md. -- Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today study findings showing, for the first time, the link between the brain’s cerebellum and proprioception, or the body’s ability to sense movement and joint and limb position.

NIH Funds New Muscular Dystrophy Research At Kennedy Krieger; Part Of Large Initiative To Fund Collaborations With Industry

June 18, 2013
Initiative to enable exploration of potential treatments in eight disease areas using existing compounds

Baltimore, Md. -- The National Institutes of Health has awarded a team from Kennedy Krieger Institute and the University of Washington with $2.9 million for the first year of an anticipated three-year grant to test a drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).  The award is part of a $12.7 million funding initiative to match nine academic research groups with a selection of pharmaceutical industry compounds to explore new treatments for patients in eight disease areas, including Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.

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