April 1, 2010
The basketball players settle into drills with the precision and fluidity of a vintage squad - despite the fact that many of them cannot move their bodies from the waist down. Thanks in part to Gerry Herman, they're a wheelchair team to be reckoned with - and among the favorites in April's national championship tournament. For more than 20 years, he and wife Gwena have been co-directors of the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Physically Challenged Sports and Recreation Program, making track stars out of youngsters who can't walk, basketball players out of those who can't jump, and confident striders of those whose sudden falls make the able-bodied gasp.
May 17, 2013
It's a dream Ida Heck never really expected to come true. Her family has raised about $1 million since 2005 for research into the rare disorder that afflicts her 8-year-old daughter, Jenna, resulting in cognitive deficits, seizures, long-lasting migraines, glaucoma in one eye and a red birthmark on the right side of her face. She's been driven by a fervent hope that the money would help finance a breakthrough. Yet she had her doubts: "So often you give and give and give and never hear of any findings.
May 14, 2013
Kennedy Krieger Institute has announced a new program that will offer free autism screenings to infants between five and 10 months who have a sibling with autism. “We launched this initiative to increase the likelihood of identifying children most at risk for ASD,” said Rebecca Landa, director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger. “My hope is that Maryland families will take advantage of this opportunity to seek help sooner and not miss out on early intervention, which can improve lifelong learning, communication and social skills.” For more information or to schedule an appointment visit Kennedy Kreiger's website or call 443-923-7892.
January 27, 2007
A headline for the obituary of Dr. Hugo Moser in Wednesday's editions of The Sun described him as a "Hopkins doctor." While Dr. Moser was on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, his principal work was with the Kennedy Krieger Institute, which is affiliated with Hopkins but independent of it.
February 27, 1996
Because of an editing error, an article in Sunday's Carroll County edition incorrectly identified a family member who received outpatient treatment for childhood lead poisoning through Baltimore's Kennedy Krieger Institute. David Williams, 4, of Taneytown, completed a course of treatment as an outpatient.The Sun regrets the error.
September 21, 2004
On Saturday September 18, 2004, EVELYN LEVIN (nee Josephson) beloved wife of the late Dr. Nathan Levin, loving cousin of Dr. Bernard Blackman, of Miami, FL. and Dr. Bernard Siegel, of Yonkers, NY. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS INC., 8900 Reisterstown Rd., at Mt. Wilson Lane, on Tuesday September 21 at 11 A.M. Interment at Arlington Cemetery Chizuk Amuno Congregation, 4300 N. Rogers Ave. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made, in her memory, to...