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Kennedy Krieger Gives Old Hospital Campus New Purpose

April 30, 2003
Recently completed renovation of old Children's Hospital adds classrooms, computer labs for Institute's high school students

Baltimore - In space once used for operations and recovery, adolescents and young adults are now learning about trades and independent living at Kennedy Krieger Institute's Career and Technology Center. The Thomas Henry Bowles Building, on the campus of the old Children's Hospital on Greenspring Avenue in Northwest Baltimore, reopened in April.

Holiday Lights, Books and Illusion Highlight Baltimore's Premier Tree Festival

October 23, 2003
14th Annual Festival of Trees kicks off Thanksgiving weekend

When you combine Christmas trees, magic and illusion, the Ravens' Matt Stover, and a former governor of Maryland, what should come to mind? Why, this year's annual Festival of Trees, of course!

Hundreds of Area Students Support 17th Annual BWI Airport Run/Walk

September 22, 2003
Event to benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute's Down Syndrome Clinic

Baltimore - More than 400 students from all over the Baltimore area will be lacing up their sneakers at 7:45 a.m. on September 28 to run or walk in the BWI Airport 4-Mile Run and 2-Mile Family Walk benefiting the Kennedy Krieger Institute Down Syndrome Clinic. Up for grabs is a grand prize of 125 round-trip MARC Train tickets to Washington D.C. for the school that has the most student participation at the event.

Study Shows Boys With ADHD Have Smaller Volume in Frontal Lobes of Brain

July 23, 2003
Abnormality likely related to key behavior problems associated with the disorder

Baltimore - Scientists at Kennedy Krieger Institute have confirmed that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller frontal lobes of the brain, a region that another Kennedy Krieger study has shown controls a key behavior, called "response inhibition," which generally is lacking in individuals with ADHD.

NIH Funds New National Center for Study of Autism

May 14, 2003
Kennedy Krieger Institute one of eight comprehensive research centers in country

Baltimore - Kennedy Krieger Institute was awarded today a five-year, $7.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to start up a national center devoted to autism research, focusing on neurobiologic origins of autism, as well as early detection and intervention.

Pioneer Kennedy Krieger Scientist Has No Intention of Slowing Down

April 16, 2003
Hugo Moser, M.D. continues career past 50-year mark

Baltimore, MD - Most weekdays, world-renowned Neurogenetiscist Dr. Hugo Moser can be found reading over lab reports or meeting with patients in his 5th floor office at Kennedy Krieger Institute. At 76 years old, the researcher has no plans for retirement, no desire to slow down. In fact, in March, he was awarded another major medical grant from the National Institutes of Health, which will extend his important research on adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) another five years.

Kennedy Krieger High School Students Gear Up for Kinetic Sculpture Race

April 17, 2003
5th annual event sponsored by the American Visionary Art Museum unleashes the creativity in students

Baltimore, MD - In the halls of the Kennedy Krieger High School Career and Technology Center, many students chat about plans for Spring Break or the latest pop star. However, the first thing on the minds of most students in the Technology Education class is the April 26 Kinetic Sculpture Race. The students are busy putting the finishing touches on their made-from-scratch Bulldog vehicle entrant.

Kennedy Krieger Partners with City to Educate Students at Lois T. Murray School

August 29, 2003
Institute committed to enhancing the school's already solid special education program

Baltimore - Kennedy Krieger Institute has entered into a partnership with the Baltimore City Schools to manage school #313, Lois T. Murray in Northeast Baltimore, which serves a city-wide population of students with moderate to severe disabilities.

Study Reveals Symptoms of Autism are Apparent in Infancy

July 28, 2003
Findings Already Leading To Earlier Diagnosis, Interventions For Disorder That Is Fast Increasing In Incidence

Baltimore - Researchers at Kennedy Krieger Institute have found that children who have autism start showing signs of the disorder much earlier than previously known - in infancy - a finding that already is leading to earlier diagnosis and interventions that could help individuals live more normal lives.

Mini Golfers Tee Off for a Giant Cause

August 11, 2008
Miniature golf course hosts national qualifying tournament to raise funds for children at the Kennedy Krieger Institute

(Baltimore, MD) - With lucky putters in hand, miniature golfers will be sinking their best putts at the 2nd Annual Festival of TEES golf tournament to raise money for children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida. ParTee Golf, in Perry Hall, MD, will host the tournament on Saturday, August 16 to benefit children at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. In addition to raising critical funds for Kennedy Krieger, players will be competing for the chance to claim miniature golf's most prestigious award, The Harris Cup!

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