To conclude National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation announced with great honor, Dr. Kathleen Friel of the Burke Neurological Institute is the 2021 National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Research Award recipient.
Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing journey, we are committed to honoring diverse minds and beliefs held by all. With great honor, Dr. Kathleen M. Friel, a brilliant scientist and a key influencer in changing the future of cerebral palsy, shares with us her insightful perspective on the need for cerebral palsy awareness, the demand for CP research, going beyond science, and what you can do.
As we look back, our news highlights during the pandemic year of 2020 spotlight how we joined together to overcome challenges to carry on with our mission to find cures for chronic neurological disabilities.
The Friel Lab has quickly adjusted our daily work focus and our long-term vision for clinical trials. They are grateful for the opportunity to focus on data analysis and writing papers from a recently completed clinical trial.
As a part of our “Unstoppable” series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Kathleen Friel. Dr. Friel was born with cerebral palsy (CP), a neurological disability that affects her speech, walking, and fine motor skills. As she grew up, Kathleen’s interest in science blossomed.