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New Research Links Umbilical Cord Blood to Motor Function Improvement in Children with Cerebral Palsy
The Emmes Corporation today announced its statistical and data management support of a clinical trial that offers new hope for children with cerebral palsy (CP). Stephen Wease and Dr. Beth Blackwell joined a team of prominent researchers from Duke University Medical Center to test whether umbilical cord blood would improve motor skills function in children suffering from the disorder. According to Wease, Emmes project leader, “The phase II trial showed promising results, and we’re eager for the next phases of research to further our understanding of this encouraging new mechanism for treating children with CP.”
The Emmes Corporation today announced that it was named one of the top women-owned businesses in the Washington metropolitan area by the Washington Business Journal. The company was ranked as the seventh largest women-owned business in the Washington region, up from number eight last year. Emmes was also included as one of the Washington Business Journal’s Top 100 private companies in September. Last year’s revenues were $90 million, and the company now has more than 600 employees.
The Emmes Corporation today announced that it is the new corporate sponsor of Leadership Montgomery’s Corporate Volunteer Council. The grant from Emmes will help Leadership Montgomery add new business partners, help existing partners increase the number of employee volunteers, and match volunteer interests with the needs of area non-profit and charitable organizations.
The Emmes Corporation today announced that it was awarded a contract from the National Institutes of Health to support pediatric clinical trials sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Valued at nearly $70 million, the 10-1/2 year contract will support the NIH’s effort to improve the labeling of drugs for pediatric use. The company’s role as the data coordinating center involves study design, data management, regulatory support, pharmacovigilance, site monitoring, and statistical analyses.
The Emmes Corporation today announced that Johannes Goll (co-lead author), Travis Jensen and Heather Hill made significant contributions to a recent paper summarizing new research on a vaccine for the H5N1 avian flu. The research was featured on the front page of the Proteomics journal. Emmes, together with Vanderbilt University, used a “systems biology” approach that examined changes in both gene and protein expression in several human immune cell types simultaneously over time. The research was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.