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The Missing Links: The Need for Transitional CP Care

Throughout the United States, children’s hospitals have extensive experience treating kids with cerebral palsy and similar neuromotor disabilities. However, when these patients turn 18, their care options dwindle and other complications associated with aging arise. Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center (WFCPC) Executive Director David Roye, MD has made it imperative to be on the forefront of transitional CP care and research.

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Lessons in Legislative Advocacy: Effective Strategies for the CP Community

When Dr. Annie Kaplan’s nephew passed away during routine oral surgery, she turned her grief into action. Through tireless advocacy, she helped pass Caleb’s Law in the California State Assembly, which is the first step in creating guidelines for dental anesthetic use on children. Recently, she shared her story and strategies for legislative advocacy in healthcare with physicians, faculty, and administrators from the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center and Columbia University Medical Center.
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Robot-driven Device Improves Crouch Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Rehabilitation and regenerative medicine at Columbia Engineering and a member of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Scientific Advisory Board Sunil Agrawal, PhD  has published a pilot study in Science Robotics. The study demonstrates a robot-driven device that improves posture and walking in children with crouch gait by enhancing their muscle strength and coordination.

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Progressive Pain in a Non-Progressive Disability: How Dr. Hyman Treats Chronic Pain in CP Patients

Since he joined Columbia Orthopedics in 2000, Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Associate Director Joshua E. Hyman, MD has been an advocate for treating patients with cerebral palsy. Although CP isn’t progressive, there is a common symptom that could become more prevalent or intensify as patients grow older: chronic pain. Dr. Hyman is discovering ways to ease it.

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2017 Lindenauer Lecture Presents Innovative Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Research

On June 7, the 2017 Marilyn R. Lindenauer Distinguished Speaker Series hosted Jason Carmel, MD, PhD, a pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist, to discuss “Systems Neurosciences Insights Into Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy” at the prestigious Faculty Club in Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).

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The Challenges of Psychiatric Treatment for Cerebral Palsy

Every day, Dr. Daniel Linhares is exploring a new frontier in cerebral palsy psychiatric research. He is one of the only psychiatrists in the U.S. who specializes in treating patients with CP but has little literature to draw from when prescribing medication or making treatment recommendations. So he went ahead and researched it himself.

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CP Patient of Dr. David Roye Matches at Stanford

Kip Guja, a CP patient of Columbia Orthopedics provider and Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Executive Director Dr. David Roye, has matched into Stanford’s combined Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Residency Program, his top choice. The program is extremely selective and only offers one position per year.

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Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk in Kids

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy may be increasing the chances that their baby could be born with cerebral palsy, a new study suggests.

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Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Goes International

The mission of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center isn’t confined to the borders of North America. Executive Director Dr. David Roye and his team of CP experts have organized multiple international medical missions throughout Asia in 2016 to spread the Center’s care philosophy and understanding about Cerebral Palsy and related disabilities. Their destinations: Japan and China.

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