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James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded, nine-week summer program providing educational and professional development opportunities for students from underrepresented populations as defined by the federal government (http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/ExecutiveOrders.html) and those interested in addressing health disparities related to infectious diseases.

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Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)

The MCHC/RISE-UP Program provides opportunities for enhanced public health training to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. Grant funding for this program was awarded to Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a national consortium of institutions and universities built on the Leadership Education and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) training framework and the previous CDC-funded RISE grant.

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Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center

Kennedy Krieger Institute • 801 North Broadway • Baltimore, MD 21205

Director:

Anne Comi, MD

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Genetic Counseling

About Our Program:

Who We Are

For patients and families affected by genetic conditions, a diagnosis often raises even more questions. That's why, to complement the diagnostic, medical, and therapeutic care already offered at Kennedy Krieger Institute, we also provide genetic counseling for individuals hoping to better understand what genetic disorders are, how they occur, and their impact on families.

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Brain Injury Outpatient Clinics

About Our Program:

Brain injuries vary widely in severity, with consequences ranging from mild cognitive and behavioral problems to significant limitations in daily living. In our Brain Injury Outpatient Clinics at Kennedy Krieger Institute, we offer a range of services designed to address all levels of need, including diagnostic and comprehensive evaluation and treatment, along with follow-up when needed. The mission of our outpatient specialty clinics is to help individuals with brain injuries to participate fully in their homes, schools, and community.

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Deafness-Related Evaluations and More (DREAM) Clinic

Kennedy Krieger Institute • 1750 East Fairmount Ave. • Baltimore, MD 21231

About Our Program:

Who We Are:

In the Deafness-Related Evaluations and More (DREAM) Clinic, we offer a range of comprehensive neuropsychological services to deaf and hard-of-hearing children who are not meeting developmental milestones and who are struggling in school, demonstrating behavioral issues, or exhibiting social problems. We also work with their physicians, families, schools, and other agencies.

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Seating Clinic

Kennedy Krieger Institute • 801 North Broadway • Baltimore, MD 21205

About Our Program:

Patients who struggle to move may need more than just a wheelchair. They may need specialized mobility equipment. The Seating Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute helps people with special needs find seating systems that optimize their mobility while ensuring safe and effective positioning, so they can participate fully in activities of daily living.

Properly fitted mobility systems offer multiple benefits, including:

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Specialized Health Needs Interagency Collaboration (SHNIC)

Kennedy Krieger Institute • 1750 East Fairmount Ave. • Baltimore, MD 21231

Directors:

Joan Carney, Ed. D.
Project Director

Barbara Obst, RNMS
Project Coordinator

Patricia Porter
Project Coordinator

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Family Center Outpatient Mental Health Program

Director:

Edore Adewuya, MD
Medical Director

Sarah Gardner, LCSW-C
Director of Clinical Services

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