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Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg and Colleagues Begin Cerebral Palsy Study

Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg and Colleagues Begin Cerebral Palsy Study

By Duke Translational Medicine Institute

In March, 2010, the Robertson Foundation awarded Duke University $10.2 million to develop a state-of-the-art Translational Cell Therapy Center (CT2), a shared resource facility advancing cell-based therapy research—partly in support of the translational work of Drs. Joanne Kurtzberg, Gordon Worley, Ricky Goldstein, and Mohamad Mikati. As a result of this grant, Dr. Kurtzberg created a team of researchers, including Drs. Gordon Worley, Ricky Goldstein, Alan Song, Jessica Sun, Kate Gustafson, and Mohamad Mikati who launched a study to evaluate whether, in children with cerebral palsy (CP), a single intravenous infusion of a child’s own umbilical cord stem cells will cure or at least lessen the severity of the disorder.

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