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Dr. William Oppenheim receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. William Oppenheim

Dr. William Oppenheim

Dr. William Oppenheim, director of the UCLA Center for Cerebral Palsy, emeritus chief of pediatric orthopaedics at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Margaret Holden Jones Kanaar Chair of Cerebral Palsy, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM). The award, which recognized his contributions to cerebral palsy research, treatment and therapies, was presented at the academy's national meeting on Oct. 23 in Austin, Texas.

An internationally known expert in his field, Oppenheim joined the UCLA faculty in 1979 and has been instrumental in developing the Center for Cerebral Palsy, the only program in Southern California that provides comprehensive medical and support services to both children and adults cerebral palsy. Part of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children and the UCLA Health system, the center also includes a gait laboratory, two endowed chairs and a research fund.

The AACPDM provides multidisciplinary scientific education for health professionals and promotes excellence in research and services that benefit people with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities. Oppenheim service as president of the organization in 2006.


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