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The Lourie Center for Pediatric MS was the first multidisciplinary center in the U.S. dedicated to addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). It is one of six nationwide Pediatric MS Centers of Excellence designated by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We are committed to improving the lives of children with MS and advancing research that will benefit all individuals with MS. The clinical evaluation includes assessments by pediatric and adult neurologists who specialize in MS, a team nurse, neuropsychologists and a neuro-ophthalmologist. The psychosocial, cognitive and behavioral aspects of the disease are also addressed. Our program includes optional participation in research for those meeting criteria. The Center is located at the Clinical Research Center, 33 Research Way, East Setauket, NY.
The Center offers a comprehensive one- to two-day multidisciplinary evaluation that includes a neurological assessment by a pediatric neurologist and MS specialist; a neuropsychological evaluation and psychological assessment; ophthalmology and radiology exams; in-depth assessment by the team nurse; consultation with the patient’s physician; and consultation with the school system.
The Center uses advanced neuroimaging technologies for clinical management and research studies, including:
The Center is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including neurology, pediatric neurology, nursing, psychiatry, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, ophthalmology and rehabilitation therapists.
Research projects have addressed genetic and environmental factors, diagnostic biomarkers with proteomics, epidemiology, metabolomics, biomedical studies, and behavioral cognitive analyses:
With a strong commitment to patient- and family-centered care, the Center excels at community outreach and patient education. Examples include:
Composed of 10 highly specialized centers plus a core neurosciences program, the Neurosciences Institute continues to recruit top physicians and invest in latest generation technology. Visit neuro.stonybrookmedicine.edu to learn more.
Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of Stony Brook University’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It includes five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital and 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. To learn more, visit stonybrookmedicine.edu.
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