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Systems Neurosciences Insights into Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy

June 2017
Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Jason Carmel was selected to be the 2017 Marilyn R. Lindenauer Distinguished Speaker by the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center. The Marilyn R. Lindenauer Distinguished Speaker Series highlights groundbreaking ideas and emerging technologies related to the care of patients with cerebral palsy. On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Donald F. Tapley Faculty Club at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Carmel will talk about ‘Systems Neurosciences Insights into Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy’.

 At Burke Medical Research Institute, Jason Carmel, M.D., Ph.D. directs the Motor Recovery Lab which focuses on rodent-based research using activity-based therapies, including electrical stimulation and intensive behavioral training to promote recovery of function for neurological conditions. Dr. Carmel also directs a clinical research program in collaboration with Blythedale Children’s Hospital that aims to apply neuroscience advances to children with cerebral palsy. His goal as a physician-scientist is to translate the science of brain repair into progressive treatments for children with cerebral palsy and others living with impaired movement.