CPF’s CEO appointed to Ontario Brain Institute’s Outreach Advisory Committee

CPF’s impact keeps growing! Last week, our CEO, Richard Ellenson, was invited to the join this key Canadian group, which advises on the strategic direction, development, and progress of outreach activities for a landmark effort to accelerate discovery and innovation in neuroscience through a team science approach.

To learn more about the Ontario Brain institute’s work, http://braininstitute.ca

Richard also just returned from two days at the National Institutes of Health, where as a member of the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research (NABMRR), which is part of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), he helps provide input on the strategic direction and upcoming Strategic Plans for the government’s work to develop a foundation for lifelong health, which includes many issues surrounding people with disabilities.

To learn more about the NABMRR, https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/advisory/nabmrr

As the Foundation continues to grow, Dr. Peter Rosenbaum, Chair of CPF’s Scientific Advisory Council noted, “The Cerebral Palsy Foundation is now being recognized internationally as a voice that brings together – in so many harmonies – key issues that concern people with cerebral palsy, their families, and the many people in the community who may play a role in their lives.”

Richard added, “In the past few years, CPF has focused more and more on creating the frameworks and distribution channels which allow insights and interventions to be more effectively and broadly shared. As such, it’s extremely rewarding to have the opportunity to bring our work and learning to others – and to become part of more collaborations and transformative efforts.”