Scientific discovery is the mission of the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Center–discovering why child development goes awry, discovering ways to prevent developmental disabilities, and discovering treatments and interventions–so that children and adults with disabilities can live, learn, work, and enjoy their lives with their families and friends in their own communities.
New Faculty Focus:
Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT
The adaptability of children with disabilities has inspired Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT for the majority of her career. A physical therapist and neuroscientist, her research focuses on recovery and development in infants who have suffered a stroke between the third trimester in utero and the first month of life.
“Children are so incredibly resilient,” she says. “Coupled with the heightened neuroplasticity of the brain’s ability to rewire itself and to use different areas for functions that we don’t typically think happen in those regions, they’re remarkable.” Gillick joined UW-Madison on February 1 as an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a Waisman investigator…
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