1) Childhood Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Integrated Neuroscience Discovery Network "CP-NET".
Fehlings D (Lead), Biddiss E, Campbell C, Chau T, Chen R, deVeber G, Fehlings M, Gorter JW, Henkelman M, Hunt C, Kawamura A, Kim M, McCormick A, Menon R, Mesterman R, Morshead C, Murray S, Paterson A, Pelland L, Rosenbaum P, Samdup D, Scherer S, Scott S, Shroff M, Taylor M, van der Kooy D, Wintle R, Wright V, Young N.
Ontario Brain Institute ($1,500,000 2012-2013)
2) Childhood Cerebral Palsy Integrated Discovery Network "CP-NET".
CP-NET Executive: Fehlings D (Lead), deVeber G, Fehlings M, Menon R, Rosenbaum P, Scherer S.
CP-NET Research Team: Ansari D, Biddiss E, Campbell C, Carter M, Chau T, Chen R, Cheyne D, Ferro M, Frid P, Gorter JW, Graham N, Hall G, Henkelman M, Hunt C, Kawamura A, Kim M, Kingsnorth S, McCormick A, Mesterman R, Miller S, Morshead C, Murray S, Palisano R, Paterson A, Pelland L, Raybaud C, Samdup D, Scott S, Segalowitz S, Shroff M, Strothers S, Taylor M, van der Kooy D, Wintle R, Wright V, Young N.
Ontario Brain Institute
Total: $7,500,000 ($5,000,000 OBI funds and $2,500,000 matched funds)
The Cerebral Palsy Network (CP-NET) Program is a research-based innovation initiative designed to improve the care of childhood cerebral palsy from prevention to treatment. The program’s mandate is to ensure that discoveries are transformed into new diagnostics, treatments and improved clinical practice. The emphasis is on translational science and involves a province-wide collaboration between Ontario’s world-class cerebral palsy researchers and clinicians, not-for-profit patient advocacy groups and the industrial sector.
This collaborative initiative is improving the understanding of cerebral palsy and rehabilitative outcomes, bridging the translational gap and accelerating the development of new treatments for children with cerebral palsy.
CP-NET involves a number of large and small research projects spanning the lifespan (from infants to young adults) and across all GMFCS levels at many clinical and academic sites across Ontario.