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Kindervelt Reaches Milestone: $15 Million in Gifts
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Kindervelt, the largest fundraising auxiliary of Cincinnati Children’s. Over the years the group, which now has more than 1,300 members, has donated more than $15 million to the medical center. Kindervelt is currently supporting the Division of Asthma Research and has had a huge impact on programs throughout the medical center. Volunteer members of Kindervelt have fun while raising funds through neighborhood events and their annual holiday market, Kinderklaus Markt, each November.
Special MRI Improves Care
Experts at Cincinnati Children’s have developed a pintsized MRI scanner to be used with premature infants in our newborn intensive care unit. The first of its kind in the nation, the scanner will play a pivotal role in our ability to improve care for the most fragile of infants – allowing us to evaluate injury and disease in our tiniest patients, who cannot be safely transported for scans in other areas of the hospital.
Clinic Founder Passes Away
One of the reasons children with cerebral palsy come to Cincinnati Children’s is the legacy left by one doctor: Aaron W. Perlman. An orthopaedic surgeon and founder of the cerebral palsy clinic at Cincinnati Children’s, Dr. Perlman passed away at age 96 this year. Dr. Perlman was a pioneering physician who dedicated his life to improving the care and quality of life for children with cerebral palsy. The clinic he established in 1973, which now bears his name, has developed into a nationally recognized model of care.
Virus Aids Cancer Treatment
Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s have genetically manipulated a virus to selectively hunt down and infect cancerous tumors in mice. The virus makes the cancer cells glow to reveal their presence. This novel technology has the potential to vastly improve our ability to diagnose cancers earlier and monitor the effectiveness of therapy.
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