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World's First Fully Recovered Pariplegic to Compete in Race Across Desert

May 16, 2006
Patient Advocate Runs to Raise Awareness for Spinal Cord Injuries

(Baltimore, MD) - Patrick Rummerfield, the world's first fully covered quadriplegic, will participate in the 4-Desert Race, an invitation-only race for elite athletes managed by RacingThePlanet® ( Rummerfeld, 52, will run to raise funds and awareness for the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, part of the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD.

Area Dentist Uses Whiter Smiles to Brighten the Lives of Kennedy Krieger Kids

April 13, 2006
Unique Program Benefits Children with Autism & Local Residents

(BALTIMORE, MD) - Today, the dentistry team at downtown Baltimore's Federal Hill Smiles announced that during the next three months, professional teeth whitening procedures will be generously offered in exchange for patients' personal donations to local and national children's charities.

CVS/Pharmacy Charitable Trust to Present $25,000 Grant to Kennedy Krieger

March 17, 2006
Funds Cover Cost of New Equipment to Aid Spinal Cord Injury Treatment and Research

(Baltimore, MD) - CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust, the private foundation managed by CVS Corporation, will present the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute with $25,000 on Tuesday, March 21st in a check presentation and informational session to showcase the use of new equipment purchased with the funds.

New Targeted Treatment for Brain Tumors Shows Promise in Pre-Clinical Models

February 15, 2006
Monoclonal Antibody Targets Key Tumor Growth Factor; Successfully Causes Brain Tumor Regression and Improves Animal Survival

(Baltimore, MD)-Gliomas are the most common primary brain tumors, and also one of the most complicated cancers to treat. Currently, treatment options such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are only marginally beneficial and present significant risks for patients, including loss of physical and cognitive abilities.

Research Identifies New Features Of Brain Structure That May Lead To ADHD

November 5, 2007
Research Conducted at the Kennedy Krieger Institute Takes New Approach to Studying Brain Basis of ADHD

(Baltimore, MD) - A study published today in Human Brain Mapping reveals an association between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a decrease in cortical volume, surface area and folding throughout the brain. Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Md. found that children with ADHD showed decreased total brain volume and decreased volume throughout the cortex of the brain, the outer "grey matter" regions comprised of cells (neurons) of the brain.

Three Stellar Kennedy Krieger Professionals Nominated For Spinal Cord Injury Hall Of Fame

October 30, 2007
Rummerfield, Gray and Walther Recognized for Contributions To Spinal Cord Injury Community

(Baltimore, MD) - The Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today the nomination of three representatives from its International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) to the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Hall of Fame?. Patrick Rummerfield, record-setting athlete and patient relations liaison at ICSCI, has been nominated in the sports category; Phyllis Gray, executive director, for the corporate executive category; and Lisa Walther, a physical therapist assistant at ICSCI, for the assistive technology category.

Festival of Trees Ushers in the Holiday Season

October 25, 2007
Kennedy Krieger Institute's Annual Holiday Fundraiser Features Live Entertainment, Express Mail Delivery to the North Pole, "Reindeer Rides," and More!

Kennedy Krieger Institute Expands Autism Education Services into Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

September 18, 2007
Specialty Autism School Opens Today in Montgomery County; Features Individualized Programs, High Staff to Student Ratio, Community and Work-Based Learning

View WUSA-TV report on the new Kennedy Krieger autism school in Montgomery County, Maryland - October 17, 2007

New Research Discovers Independent Brain Networks Control Human Walking

August 7, 2007
Kennedy Krieger Institute Study Enhances Understanding of Brain Plasticity and Motor Skills, Signaling Advancements for Future Rehab Practices

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Research Update: Down syndrome and Autism

July 28, 2008
Correlations of Autistic Behaviors Shown in Children with Down syndrome

Kennedy Krieger Research Update: Dr. Walter E. Kaufmann

In a continuation of his research looking at children with a co-diagnosis of both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other well-known genetic disorders, Dr. Walter E. Kaufmann and colleagues recently published a study that examined the difference in brain structure between children with either Down syndrome alone and children with both Down syndrome and ASD. Dr.

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