Edward A. Hurvitz, M.D., 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 for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine recognized his work with the Chambers Lifespan award and lecture. Dr. Hurvitz co-founded and co-directs the Cerebral Palsy Research Consortium of Michigan with Drs. Seth Warschausky (Michigan) and Nigel Paneth (Michigan State University). He has been funded for research as a PI or Co-PI from the NIH, NID(IL)RR, United Cerebral Palsy, and from industry. In addition to his work with the CPRN, he is currently a co-investigator on a field-initiated research project from NIDILRR examining sedentary activity in adults with cerebral palsy (Peterson PI); a project co-investigator on an RERC (Meade PI) examining cognitive factors affecting heath self-management in adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy and spina bifida (Warschausky project PI); and a mentor for a K award on metabolic dysregulation in adults and adolescents with CP (Peterson PI). Dr. Hurvitz is active in the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, as well as the Association of Academic Physiatrists.
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