Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis

Three Stellar Kennedy Krieger Professionals Nominated For Spinal Cord Injury Hall Of Fame

October 30, 2007
Rummerfield, Gray and Walther Recognized for Contributions To Spinal Cord Injury Community

(Baltimore, MD) - The Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today the nomination of three representatives from its International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) to the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Hall of Fame?. Patrick Rummerfield, record-setting athlete and patient relations liaison at ICSCI, has been nominated in the sports category; Phyllis Gray, executive director, for the corporate executive category; and Lisa Walther, a physical therapist assistant at ICSCI, for the assistive technology category.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Hosts "Roasting Jim McMahon" Along With '85 Chicago Bears

February 27, 2007
At Morton's The Steakhouse Westchester On Saturday, March 31

CHICAGO (February 21, 2007)-Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally recognized facility dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders of the brain and spinal cord, will host "Roasting Jim McMahon" at Morton's The Steakhouse Westchester, located at One Westbrook Corporate Center, on Saturday, March 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; roast starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are priced at $250, which includes a full buffet and two cocktails, with all proceeds to benefit spinal cord injury research at Kennedy Krieger.

World Leader in Spinal Cord Research and Treatment

November 1, 2004
Dr. John McDonald will establish new center for spinal cord restoration

Baltimore - One of the world's leading spinal cord researchers, Dr. John McDonald, will join the staff of Kennedy Krieger Institute to establish a program to serve patients with spinal cord injury and paralysis.

The physician who helped the late actor Christopher Reeve recover some sensation, movement and moments of independence from his ventilator, Dr. McDonald founded and served as director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. At Kennedy Krieger Institute, he will serve as director of the new Spinal Cord Research Center.

Kennedy Krieger Launches World's First Center Focused on Rehabilitation and Restoration for Children with Paralysis

June 14, 2005
Dr. John McDonald, Lead Neurologist to Late Actor Christopher Reeve, to Spearhead Novel Rehabilitation Therapy for Chronic Injuries and Paralysis

(Baltimore, MD) - Kennedy Krieger Institute today opens the doors of its International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, the world's first center focused on rehabilitation and restoration for children with paralysis. The Center's director, Dr. John McDonald, was the lead neurologist whose pioneering techniques helped the late actor Christopher Reeve to regain significant movement and sensation. The same novel therapies that produced remarkable results in Reeve will be applied to children at the new Center.

International Center For Spinal Cord Injury Awarded Three New Grants For Rehabilitation And Research

June 6, 2007
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Grant, The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Grant and Christopher Reeve Foundation Award to Advance Spinal Cord Injury Work at Kennedy Krieger Institute

(Baltimore, MD) - The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute recently received three grants that will further the promising research and treatment conducted by the world-renowned center. The grants will support the advancement of spinal cord injury research geared toward injury rehabilitation.

World Leader in Spinal Cord Research and Treatment

November 1, 2004
Dr. John McDonald will establish new center for spinal cord restoration

Baltimore - One of the world's leading spinal cord researchers, Dr. John McDonald, will join the staff of Kennedy Krieger Institute to establish a program to serve patients with spinal cord injury and paralysis.

The physician who helped the late actor Christopher Reeve recover some sensation, movement and moments of independence from his ventilator, Dr. McDonald founded and served as director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. At Kennedy Krieger Institute, he will serve as director of the new Spinal Cord Research Center.

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