College of
Human
Medicine

2010

Your Health Lecture Series - Dr. Nigel Paneth

April 15, 2010

VIDEO OF DR. PANETH'S LECTURE

Dr. Nigel Paneth, MSU College of Human Medicine professor and researcher presented "Cerebral Palsy: Myths and Realities," April 15, as part of the Your Health Lecture Series at Northern Michigan University.

Cerebral palsy is a major disability affecting body movement that is usually caused by a brain injury early in a child's development. It can also affect adults. Dr Paneth discussed the impact and quality of life and economics, mistaken ideas about causation, and new concepts about how the disability occurs.

Your Health Lecture Series is collaborative community event sponsored by Marquette General Hospital, Northern Michigan University, Upper Peninsula Health Education Corporation and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

ABOUT NIGEL PANETH, MD, MPH

Dr. Paneth, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor in the College of Human Medicine, department of epidemiology, is a pediatrician and perinatal and child health epidemiologist specializing in the causes and prevention of childhood neurodevelopmental handicaps. He has conducted a number of long-term studies funded by the NIH which have resulted in key findings regarding the effects of thyroid levels, birth weight, prematurity, and other factors associated with cerebral palsy. He leads the Michigan arm of the National Children's study, a study that will enroll 100,000 children across the US, and following them from before birth to age 21.

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