Seminar – Andrew Gordon, PhD – Topic: Hand Motor Control in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

John D. Wiley Conference Center, Room T216
@ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Waisman Center

Andrew Gordon, PhD
Columbia University
Profile

About the Speaker: Dr. Andrew Gordon has broad background in neurophysiology and biomechanics and also has extensive clinical and research expertise involving motor learning and development in typically developing children and children with cerebral palsy. His team has been studying hand motor control in healthy individuals and individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) for over 25 years. In a line of basic research funded by the National Science Foundation, they have been elucidating the nature of internal models underlying object manipulation by studying fingertip forces and positions during object manipulation.

In 1996 he founded the Center for Cerebral Palsy Research. The Center consists of a unique team of scientists and clinicians, and is committed to improving the lives of children with CP through research and education, with an emphasis on understanding the mechanisms underlying motor disorders associated with CP, and developing evidence-based treatment approaches targeting these disorders.

For Further Information, Contact: Clark Kellogg at kellogg@waisman.wisc.edu
The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grant P50HD105353.