Seasoned Non-Profit Executive Nadine Dehgan Is Appointed CEO of Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

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Ms. Dehgan Brings Two Decades of Non-Profit Experience With Her to Her New Position at CPARF

Nadine Dehgan, CEO of Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

The Board of Directors and the Board of Governors are pleased to announce Nadine Dehgan as the new CEO of Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF). Nadine brings with her two decades of international non-profit experience.

"I am excited to join an organization whose researchers are laser focused on preventing, treating and curing Cerebral Palsy and whose leadership is passionate and motivated to make real change," said Ms. Dehgan.

Ms. Dehgan’s previous role was the CEO of the Hearing Health Foundation and she has previously assisted a number of research, educational and service organizations.

The Board expressed its gratitude to outgoing Executive Director Bronya Metherall for her substantial professional contribution to the foundation over the past three years and wish her success in her future endeavors.

Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood, affecting a baby every hour. CP results from damage to the brain during pregnancy or shortly after birth and affects movement, posture and speech of the 17 million people living with the condition today. There is currently no known cure for cerebral palsy, but recent advances in our understanding of the brain and new medical technologies are changing the game.

CPRAF 2019 research initiatives include:
-Alternative ways to treat acute and chronic pain other than opiates
-Thought-to-Speech technology
-Innovative Stem Cell research that includes skin, cord blood, placenta and gut cells to repair damaged brain
-Prevention through in-depth study of genomics with predisposition to cerebral palsy

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation was established in the United States in 2015 to fund the world’s best research to treat, prevent and ultimately find a cure for cerebral palsy. The foundation has a strong commitment to funding high quality research in cerebral palsy, collaborating with researchers across the United States, and sharing their information globally. 58% of the most effective cerebral palsy treatments have been discovered in the past 10 years thanks to the collective efforts of the international cerebral palsy research community.

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