CPODD: Center for Pediatric Onset Demyelinating Disease


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CPODD is one of six Pediatric MS Centers of Excellence nation-wide established by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS).

CPODD strives toward the achievement of three important goals:

  • Clinical Excellence: To provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary care for children and teens with MS and other CNS demyelinating diseases.
  • Education: To provide up-to-date, accurate information about MS and related disorders to patients and families, schools, health care providers, and the public at large.
  • Research: To build a multi-ethnic cohort of children and teens from the Southeast with demyelinating disease and carefully characterize this patient population with respect to clinical presentation, neuro-imaging and laboratory findings, treatment regimen, cognitive functioning, quality of life measures and long-term functional outcome.