The Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN) welcomes to new sites to the network — UT Health – Houston and Texas Children’s Hospital. Manish Shah, M.D., a pediatric neurosurgeon at UT Health, who treats kids with spasticity and specializes in neuroimaging research, will be the principal investigator for his institution. Aloysia Schwabe, M.D., a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor and section chief at Texas Children’s Hospital, will lead the CPRN efforts there. Both principal investigators have been proactive followers of CPRN’s research and QI efforts and recently completed the milestones to join the network.
Since Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States, these sites represent important south western diversity and capacity for the network. They will expand CPRN’s representation in Texas by joining charter member site Texas Scottish Rite Hospital from Dallas. These two additional sites bring the total number of CPRN centers in the network to 21. CPRN looks forward to the next phase of these new sites’ involvement which will prepare them to collect data for the CPRN clinical registry.