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CPRN Seeks to Study Improvements from Spasticity Interventions

The Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN) submitted a significant multi-center grant application to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), last month.  Functional Improvement Related from Spasticity Treatments (FIRST) has been in the planning stages for several years and exemplifies the type of study that…


Our Impact Grows: Sharing Our Findings

Providers, families and researchers for children with cerebral palsy (CP) will meet in Chicago, Illinois on September 10-13th for the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine’s (AACPDM) annual meeting. This in-person meeting will bring together participants from around the world. The CP Research Network will demonstrate is growing impact on the field of…


Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy in the Real World

The Cerebral Palsy Research Network’s MyCP webinar for April will feature Jeffrey Leonard, MD, Chief of Neurosurgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, talking about selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) – a surgical procedure to reduce spasticity for people with cerebral palsy (CP). Dr. Leonard, neurosurgery lead for the CP Research Network, will discuss the “who, what, how,…


Micah Baird, MD

Dr. Baird has been in practice since 2009. He is the director of the Division of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and medical director of rehabilitation at Akron Children’s Hospital. He is also a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). After receiving his medical degree from Wright State University, Boonshoft…


Robert Bollo, MD, MS, FAANS, FACS, FAAP

Dr. Bollo is board-certified in neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery. His primary focus is the surgical treatment of seizures in children, and he serves as the surgical director of the pediatric epilepsy program at Primary Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bollo introduced laser ablation and robotic epilepsy surgery including stereo EEG (robotic SEEG) to Utah and the Intermountain…


Virendra Desai, MD

Virendra Desai, MD is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health and an assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery at the OU College of Medicine. He is the director of the pediatric surgical epilepsy and functional programs. He has a strong interest and significant clinical and research experience in surgical epilepsy, minimally…