The CPON project office is located on the campus of Michigan State University. Our research team is led by Dr Nigel Paneth, MD, and you can read more about team members below.
If you would like to join the Cerebral Palsy Outreach Network to be on our contact list, please fill out the membership form. Parents and adults may have concerns about privacy issues. We are sensitive to this issue and can assure you that we maintain confidentiality for all names and information submitted to CPON.
For more information about membership or questions about the study contact CPON
CPON (Cerebral Palsy Outreach Network)
909 Fee Road B601 East Lansing, MI 48824
CPON Team Members
Nigel Paneth, MD, MPH, is the Director of CPON, and a faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Michigan State University. Dr. Paneth is a pediatrician and perinatal and child health epidemiologist with a particular interest in the causes and prevention of childhood neurodevelopmental handicap, especially cerebral palsy.
Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP is an assistant professor at the University of Wyoming and a speech-language pathologist and audiologist with clinical experience in managing complex communication disorders, including those that result from cerebral palsy. Her research interests include the relationship among effective treatment outcomes and individual and family factors. She directs the development of the CFCS: Communication Function Classification System, to be used with individuals who have cerebral palsy. This research was funded by a NIH/NIDCD F32 NRSA and a United Cerebral Palsy Research and Education Foundation grant.
Steven J. Korzeniewski, PhD, Director,
Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Perinatology Research Branch,
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Madeleine Lenski, MSPH in epidemiology, is CPON's Project Coordinator. She has been project manager for several research studies in the Department of Epidemiology involving infants and children born at low birthweight and gestational age. She is responsible for communicating with members and health care providers, and working with the project team on outreach and planning.