Academic Partners

Center for Cerebral Palsy Research at Teachers College, Columbia University - Andy Gordon

Andrew Gordon is a professor in Movement Science and Neuroscience & Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. The Center for Cerebral Palsy Research was founded by Andy Gordon in 1996 and is committed to understanding the mechanisms underlying the symptoms of cerebral palsy and developing evidence-based treatment approaches targeting these symptoms. In 2001, his group was the first to publish a constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) study in children with hemiplegia. In 2004, they developed Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Training. The CP Center partners with Andy Gordon in regards to the Summer and Fall camps for children with bilateral CP. We also help them with recruitment based on children who meet the eligibility requirements for these camps.

Institute for Genomic Medicine 

The Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) is a cohesive, Columbia-wide research and teaching environment for human genetics and genomics. The Weinberg Family CP Center partners with IGM to assist with the Diaseq Cerebral Palsy Cohort. We provide participants for the study through our CP clinics and also work with IGM to analyze and categorized the cases based on cryptogenic vs. non-cryptogenic.

Public Health and Columbia Data Coordinating Center - Howard Andrews

Howard Andrews, PhD, is the Director of the Columbia Data Coordinating Center (DCC), which provides comprehensive data management, statistical, and project coordination services for many federally funded research projects on the Columbia University Irving Medical Center campus. Dr. Andrews has been involved in the design and implementation of many large-scale clinical trials, including assessments of medical and behavioral treatments to improve the lives of individuals with mild cognitive impairment, traumatic brain injury, and serious mental illness.

ROAR Labs - Sunil Agrawal

Sunil K. Agrawal is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University. He has developed a highly visible interdisciplinary program in rehabilitation robotics. Through a range of innovative designs of robots and clinical studies, Dr. Agrawal has showed that novel training robots can help humans to relearn, restore, or improve functional movements.

Cerebral Palsy Research Network

The Cerebral Palsy Research Network is the largest and most comprehensive collaboration of hospitals and community members working together to improve health outcomes for people with CP. The network hosts the largest community and clinical registries in the United States, focuses on research and consumer educational content on the health and wellness outcomes that people with cerebral palsy value most, and includes the entire community in research, education, and clinical implementation.  The CP Center joined the CP Research Network in 2020 and participates in the network's projects, initiatives and CP registry.