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Dr. Ed Hurvitz Joins CPRN Leadership Team

Ed Hurvitz, M.D.

Ed Hurvitz, M.D.

The Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN) welcomes Edward Hurvitz, M.D. to the CPRN leadership team and Executive Committee. Dr. Hurvitz is Professor and Chair, and James W. Rae Collegiate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has been involved in the diagnosis and management of pediatric onset disabilities, especially cerebral palsy (CP) for over 25 years. His research focuses on adolescents and adults, including areas such as health and fitness, health-related outcomes, and transition to adulthood. Dr. Hurvitz has been chair of the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2006. His work with cerebral palsy has led to membership on the Children’s Motor Study Group, an NINDS/NIH sponsored group of experts in the field. He is also currently co-leading the International Cerebral Palsy Health Promotion Group, which is interested in research related to obesity, activity, and risk of chronic disease in adults with cerebral palsy. In 2013, the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine recognized his work with the Chambers Lifespan award and lecture.