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Center for Cerebral Palsy Research

2015 News Update

Here's a brief snippet of what happened in 2015:

  • In summer 2015, we completed our 28th intensive rehabilitation training camp for children with Cerebral Palsy. 17 children participated in total, coming from as far away as Chile. In addition to the upper extremity camp for children with hemiplegia, we also adapted our camp approach to include combined upper and lower extremity training for children with bilateral CP as well as those who had undergone hemispherectomy surgery. A huge thank you to all who participated!

  • Our laboratory spaces on the 10th floor of Thorndike building were remodeled and renovated in the fall of 2015. Our new and improved lab now boasts beautiful new floors, state of the art equipment and technology, and most importantly, a larger and more child-friendly space! We are delighted that this new space will give us the opportunity to accommodate more children for future camps, as well as to conduct outdoor activities (e.g. sports) inside the lab itself!

  • Following up on his keynote addresses to the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) and Child Neurology, Dr. Gordon was an invited speaker more than a dozen times in 2015, including in the U.K., Netherlands, Belgium, and Japan. 

  • We sent our heartiest congratulations to Claudio Ferre, who completed his PhD in Kinesiology at Teachers College in May 2015. Claudio had been involved in our camps since 2009. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at City College, CUNY. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors!

  • We welcomed our new Research Coordinator, Karen Chin. Karen graduated from the Master’s program in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College in May 2015, and was an interventionist for our 2014 and 2015 summer camps!