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 ( 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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Behavior Health Services for Military Families


  • Aliceanna Clinic: 720 Aliceanna Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Fairmount Clinic: 1750 E. Fairmount Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21231
  • Columbia Maryland Clinic: 9810 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite C, Columbia, MD 21046

Description of Program:

The Behavioral Psychology Department at Kennedy Krieger Institute is staffed by licensed psychologists who are specifically trained to understand and serve the unique needs of military families.

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International Center for Spinal Cord Injury

Research. Restoration. Recovery.

Founded in 2005 by neurologist Dr. John McDonald, one of the world’s foremost experts on the treatment of paralysis, the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) represents something remarkable in the field of paralysis treatment: hope.

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Eagle Project: Military Children's Behavioral Health Clinic

Description of Program:

Military families show amazing resilience and an ability to adapt to the unique situations in which they find themselves. However, additional support when dealing with overwhelming periods of stress is sometimes needed.

The Family Center developed the Eagle Project specifically to target the behavioral health needs of military communities. Techniques used at the Family Center have been shown to work effectively with families facing these types of challenges.

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Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center

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


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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