The 2019 Lindenauer Lecture Presents “Novel Roles of Placental Hormones in Newborn Brain Injury”

On November 7, the 2019 Marilyn R. Lindenauer Distinguished Speaker Series hosted Anna Penn, MD, PhD, who discussed “Novel Roles of Placental Hormones in Newborn Brain Injury” at the Vagelos Education Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).

Dr. Penn is a neonatologist and developmental neuroscientist at Children’s National Health System in Washington DC. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine, with appointments in the Children’s National Fetal Medicine Institute, Neonatology and the Center for Neuroscience Research. In January 2020, she will join Columbia University as the Chief of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics.

The Speaker Series was established by Drs. S. Martin and Ms. Marilyn R. Lindenauer in 2013 and provides an opportunity for the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center to host lectures by medical professionals from around the globe to discuss groundbreaking new ideas and emerging technologies related to cerebral palsy patients.

Watch the lecture: 

First Annual Adaptive Ski Trip

“I never would have thought it would be possible for me to ski!”

On Friday, March 1, 2019, the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center hosted our first annual Adaptive Ski Trip – it was an amazing success!  Seven patients, ages 8 to 28, and their family members joined us at Windham Mountain for a beautiful day of skiing, fun, and laughs.

The patients participated in ski lessons, led by certified instructors from the Adaptive Sports Foundation. It was the first time on the mountain for many of our patients, and one participant said “I never would have thought it would be possible for me to ski.” The patients had an incredible time, and the parents enjoyed watching their children be happy, engaged, and active.

A special thanks to faculty and staff at the Weinberg Center for making this day possible!