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$1.26 million awarded for cerebral palsy research

 

Faculty from CHPSW's Department of Physical Therapy, Department of Public Health, and Biostatistical Research Support Center received a $1.26 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health & Human Development) for a study titled “Balance and Posture in Adults with Cerebral Palsy”.

While cerebral palsy (CP) is generally thought of as a disorder of childhood, the majority of individuals with CP live at, or near to, a full life expectancy with approximately 1 million adults and children with CP in the US alone.

Richard Lauer, PhD, assistant professor and principal investigator of the project, Emily Keshner, PT. EdD, professor, Carole Tucker, PT. PhD, associate professor from the Department of Physical Therapy, and Adam Davey, PhD, associate professor from the Department of Public Health, will examine postural control strategies in adults with CP to gain insight for future development of clinical and rehabilitation techniques aimed at improving functional balance and fall reduction..