Our scientists dedicate their careers to improving patient care through research, professional training, and education.

As leaders in preventing and treating disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system, they share their knowledge with the entire community of educators, researchers, therapists, physicians, and other professionals committed to patients with developmental disabilities both at Kennedy Krieger and beyond.

  • Researchers at Kennedy Krieger—many of whom also hold appointments at Johns Hopkins University—are international leaders in the effort to diagnose, treat, and ultimately, prevent and cure childhood neurological disorders and developmental disabilities. Studies being conducted now in areas such aslearning disabilities, Down syndrome, adrenoleukodystropy (ALD), cerebral palsy and autism will help identify treatment and improve outcomes for future generations.  
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute is funded through the Leadership Education in Neurological Disabilities (LEND) project of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to provide interdisciplinary training in the field of developmental disabilities. Each year hundreds of graduate and post-graduate students from all over the world come to the Institute for training in more than a dozen disciplines.  

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