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52 Top Healthcare Institutions Work Together to Help Kids

June 4, 2009
Kennedy Krieger Institute named State Lead Center for Maryland

(Baltimore, MD) - Kennedy Krieger Institute has been named the State Lead Center for Maryland as part of a national network of healthcare institutions in what is being called the largest collaborative effort in the history of pediatric medicine.

The 51 other institutions in conjunction with Kennedy Krieger will work together to address the number one cause of death and disability for children and young adults in the United States - brain injury.

First Neuroimaging Study Examining Motor Execution in Children With Autism Reveals Brain Activation Differences, Decreased Connectivity Between Brain Regions

April 28, 2009
Kennedy Krieger Researchers Uncover New Insight into the Neurological Basis of Autism by Studying How the Brain Coordinates Movement

(Baltimore, MD) - In the first neuroimaging study to examine motor execution in children with autism, researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute have uncovered important new insight into the neurological basis of autism. The study, published online in the journal Brain's April 23 Brain Advanced Access, compared the brain activity of children with high functioning autism and their typically developing peers while performing a simple motor task-tapping their fingers in sequence.

A Research Update from the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute

June 15, 2010
New Research Shows that Electrical Stimulation Can Promote Central Nervous System Repair

As a therapeutic tool, electrical stimulation is being used in innovative ways to promote recovery of function following nervous system injury or disease. It can restore control and offset atrophy to muscles after injury and has a variety of therapeutic applications in the clinical setting. New research now suggests that electrical stimulation may also enhance central nervous system (CNS) repair.

Kennedy Krieger Institute to Participate in 2009 World Stem Cell Summit

September 16, 2009
Physicians and patient to share insights

(Baltimore, MD) - Representatives from the Kennedy Krieger Institute will take part in the 2009 World Stem Cell Summit beginning September 21 in Baltimore, Md. Kennedy Krieger will join more than 1,200 of the world's most influential stem cell stakeholders, through participation in the following:

Concurrent Session

Society Track: Stem Cell Progress Report-Spinal Cord Injury and Multiple Sclerosis Tuesday, September 22, 4:40 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.

Picky-Eating, Just a Phase or Something More Serious?

August 31, 2009
Insights on Feeding Disorders from Kennedy Krieger’s Experts

Catering to a child who is a picky-eater is like being a short-order cook: chaotic. Dinnertime becomes a war zone, with hopeless battles fought over vegetables and macaroni and cheese.

New Study Pinpoints Difference in the Way Children With Autism Learn New Behaviors

July 6, 2009
Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins Researchers Examine the Brain Basis of Motor Control, Imitation and Social Function Deficits

(Baltimore, MD) - Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have collaborated to uncover important new insights into the neurological basis of autism. Their new study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, examined patterns of movement as children with autism and typically developing children learned to control a novel tool. The findings suggest that children with autism appear to learn new actions differently than do typically developing children.

Bruegger's to Open at Kennedy Krieger Institute

June 15, 2010
Fast casual bakery caf

BALTIMORE Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc. today announced a partnership with Kennedy Krieger Institute, an organization internationally known for its work with children and adolescents with brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal disorders. The fast casual chain, with 297 locations, will be the only on-site food provider for patients, families and staff of the Institute's inpatient and outpatient hospitals in East Baltimore.

Style with a Silver Lining

July 27, 2009
Jeweler creates exclusive line to benefit children with special needs at Baltimore’s renowned Kennedy Krieger Institute

(Baltimore, MD) - Baltimore-based Lotus Jewelry Studio has designed and introduced a new line of handcrafted, sterling silver jewelry to benefit the children of Kennedy Krieger Institute. Engraved on each piece is a small drawing of three children taken from the Institute's signature logo and representing Kennedy Krieger's patients. These elegant conversation pieces meet the requirements for true style today - a purchase supporting a worthy cause that looks good and gives back at the same time.

Three signature pieces complete the line, including:

NIH Autism Center of Excellence Network Announces Launch of Most Comprehensive Study of Earliest Possible Causes of Autism

June 9, 2009
Baltimore/Washington Area One of Three Regions Nationwide Where Research Will Be Conducted

The Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, along with other leading autism research centers, are partnering to participate in one of the largest research studies of its kind to investigate early risk factors for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The network, called the Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI), will follow a cohort of up to 1,200 pregnant women who already have a child with autism.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Officials Visit Capitol Hill: Foster Family-based Treatment Association Public Policy Institute and Advocacy Day

May 29, 2009

(Baltimore, MD) - The Foster Family-based Treatment Association (FFTA) recently held the Public Policy Institute and Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, May 18-19. The two-day event included over 80 visits on Capitol Hill where attendees met with US Senators, Representatives, and staff. The goal for the event was to participate in health care reform discussions representing children, families and treatment foster care.

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