Letter from our President - Summer 2016

June 28, 2016
Dr. Gary Goldstein

Every day, children and families reap the benefits of our decades-long, relentless study of the inner workings of the developing brain. Our clinicians and educators are on the front lines working with patients and students. Behind the scenes, our neuroscientists and researchers are discovering the treatments and therapies of tomorrow.

In this issue, you’ll read about 3-year-old Sanayah, whose parents were devastated when their little girl was seriously injured in a car accident. Now, Sanayah’s brain is healing, and she is undergoing intensive rehabilitation for her spinal cord injury.

Halfway across the globe, Sariyya, from Bangladesh, was born with multiple disabilities that left her unable to speak. She had no means to communicate, and no school would accept her. Her family traveled thousands of miles to Kennedy Krieger Institute to consult with experts from multiple specialties. Among other resources, our team provided an innovative eye gaze system that enables Sariyya to communicate, and she is now in school learning with her peers.

Eighteen-year-old Greg, from Virginia, was an aspiring actor in musical theater when his plans were interrupted by a sudden brain injury. Through intensive therapy and medical care led by experts in brain injury rehabilitation, our team is focused on helping him achieve his goals and get back to the stage.

This issue of Potential highlights only a few of the stories of life-changing care and scientific discovery made possible by supporters like you. Together, we will continue to ensure ever-promising futures for children and families in need. Thank you for your support.


Gary W. Goldstein, MD
President & CEO

Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., Named President and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute

We’re thrilled to welcome Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., to the Kennedy Krieger family as our next President and CEO.
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