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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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NDRD Research

The NDRD aims to develop new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases using an interdisciplinary translational approach. Our main goal is to improve the quality of life for children with rare neurodegenerative conditions.


  • The Krabbe Translational Research Network
  • Natural history of metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD)
  • Natural history of Krabbe disease
  • DTI as a tool to detect Krabbe disease
  • Protocol for the Assessment for Neurodevelopment in Infants (PANDI)
  • International Rare Disease Registry (coming soon)
  • Neurodevelopmental outcomes of children with leukodystrophies and mucopolysaccharidosis after unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation.
  • Longitudinal study of neurodegenerative disorders