Letter From Our President - Summer 2015
At Kennedy Krieger Institute, every day we are finding the keys to improve the lives of the children and young adults who come through our doors. We are dedicated to swiftly transferring our research findings to clinical care, enabling our patients and students to overcome enormous obstacles.
For Kevin DiLegge, a young man with cerebral palsy, a dedicated physical therapist identified innovative therapies and equipment to help him discover his competitive spirit. He now competes in triathlons, marathons, and adaptive lacrosse, among other sports.
Megan Silcott is realizing her dreams of a future in fashion modeling and acting after activity-based restorative therapies and skilled therapists helped her rehabilitate following a spinal cord injury.
And families facing traumatic experiences such as homelessness and community violence are learning coping skills and resilience based on evidence-based therapies through our Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress.
Our work doesn’t just impact those who come through our doors. Through our unique public health leadership training programs, we are tackling health disparities in underserved populations by increasing the diversity of those who care for them.
As the future unfolds, we will continue to push the boundaries to offer the most advanced therapies, scientific research, educational innovations, professional training, and community initiatives. We will never stop searching for the keys to unlock the potential of the children and families we serve.
Gary W. Goldstein, M.D.