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Marsh USA Helps Kennedy Krieger Students Fling Into Spring

May 17, 2000
Local insurance broker realizes the most rewarding investment is in the children of our community

BALTIMORE, MD - Marsh USA believes that our country's greatest asset is our children. As a responsible partner in the Baltimore area business community, this local insurance broker realizes the most rewarding investment a corporation can make is in the children of our community. That's why Marsh USA prides itself in being the corporate sponsor of Kennedy Krieger School's Spring Fling.

Bank of America Commits $250,000 to Kennedy Krieger Institute

July 11, 2000
Funds to benefit Kennedy Krieger School Career and Technology Center

BALTIMORE, MD - The Bank of America Foundation has made a $250,000 commitment to Kennedy Krieger Institute's capital campaign to benefit the Kennedy Krieger School Career and Technology Center, the Institute's new high school. Opened in September 1999, the high school is a national model of a school-to-work program focused on career preparation for adolescents with special needs. The goal of the school is to empower students to work toward economic independence by teaching them skills necessary for success in the workplace.

Collaboration Leads to "Tot Lot" in City

June 10, 2002
Grand opening of inter-generational park to serve inner-city neighborhood

BALTIMORE, MD - A unique partnership between three non-profit and city organizations has resulted in the development of an inter-generational' park for seniors, neighborhood residents and toddlers of Kennedy Krieger's Early Head Start Center at the site of a former unused surface lot in Canton.

The collaboration between Kennedy Krieger, Baltimore City Commission on Aging and Retirement Education (CARE), Friends of the Family will culminate with the grand opening of Penner's Playground at 2:30 p.m. June 13. The park is located behind the Hatton Senior Center, at 2825 Fait Avenue.

Local Construction Professionals And Kennedy Krieger's School Students Work Together Building Futures

February 12, 2003
Construction professionals to aid Kennedy Krieger students in "Block Kids" competition and in demonstrating the "tools of the trade"

Media Advisory: The Baltimore Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will introduce students at Kennedy Krieger's Lower and Middle Schools (Grades 1- 8) to careers in construction. Many volunteers will be on hand to offer interactive demonstrations in masonry, painting, dry wall application and electrical work.

A Kennedy Krieger Researcher Announces Groundbreaking Results of 10-Year, International Study of Lorenzo's Oil'

September 28, 2002
Dr. Hugo Moser, director of Neurogenetics at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, will present the findings of a major, 10-year study of Lorenzo's Oil' therapy in children with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).

GHENT, Belgium - Dr. Hugo Moser, director of Neurogenetics at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, will present the findings of a major, 10-year study of Lorenzo's Oil' therapy in children with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) today at a scientific symposium at Ghent University.

Kennedy Krieger School Career and Technology Center Receives $100,000 Grant From the Bank of America Foundation to Support its Financial and Consumer Services Program

September 24, 2002
BALTIMORE The Bank of America Foundation announced today a grant of $100,000 to the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the balance of a $250,000 donation made in 1999 to support the Kennedy Krieger School Career and Technology Center's (CTC) Retail and Consumer Services program.

BALTIMORE-The Bank of America Foundation announced today a grant of $100,000 to the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the balance of a $250,000 donation made in 1999 to support the Kennedy Krieger School Career and Technology Center's (CTC) Retail and Consumer Services program.

Innovative New Imaging Technique "Maps" Brain Injury

September 10, 2002
Technology is leading to discoveries about how disorders of the developing brain lead to Cerebral Palsy

BALTIMORE - Physicians at Kennedy Krieger Institute and neuro-imaging experts at the Institute's F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging have developed a new way to see the white matter pathways, or "cables," that carry messages from one part of the brain to another in children with cerebral palsy. Already, the new technique has led to a better understanding of how disorders of the developing brain lead to cerebral palsy - which holds promise for better diagnosis and more effective treatment.

Bands On The Bay

March 21, 2006
Event to Raise Funds for the Kennedy Krieger Sturge-Weber Syndrome Center

(Baltimore, MD) - A special day of festive music on the waterfront will raise funds in honor of Jenna Heck, a toddler who was born with a rare condition called Sturge-Weber Syndrome. "Bands on the Bay" is an afternoon of exciting musical entertainment, fantastic silent and live auctions, and delicious food, beer, and wine.

Marcus Institute Announces New External Relations Director

August 10, 1999
The Marcus Institute at Emory University, an affiliate of Kennedy Krieger Institute, announces that Elizabeth "Betsy" Irby has accepted the position of director of external relations.

ATLANTA, GA - The Marcus Institute at Emory University, an affiliate of Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, announces that Elizabeth "Betsy" Irby has accepted the position of Director of External Relations.

Irby will be directing the fundraising, marketing, public relations and board relations for the Institute. Previously, she was the director of development and alumni relations at the Atlanta International School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language/English Literature from the University of Georgia and is a graduate of The Westminster Schools.

World Leader in Spinal Cord Research and Treatment

November 1, 2004
Dr. John McDonald will establish new center for spinal cord restoration

Baltimore - One of the world's leading spinal cord researchers, Dr. John McDonald, will join the staff of Kennedy Krieger Institute to establish a program to serve patients with spinal cord injury and paralysis.

The physician who helped the late actor Christopher Reeve recover some sensation, movement and moments of independence from his ventilator, Dr. McDonald founded and served as director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. At Kennedy Krieger Institute, he will serve as director of the new Spinal Cord Research Center.

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