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A note from Dr. Gillick

Welcome to the Gillick Pediatric Research Lab!

Combining my 20-year clinical career as a Pediatric Physical Therapist with a PhD in Rehabilitation Science and Neuroscience, I recognize the potential for new interventions to advance pediatric outcomes and the continued striking need for pediatric neurologic research at the highest level.

As one of the labs within the Brain Plasticity Laboratory at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Program in Physical Therapy, I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor. This exciting position allows me to continue my research development and combine my clinical experience with research collaborations.

Since joining the faculty, we launched new research in pediatric neuroplasticity and optimal neurorehabilitation interventions. Three grants support this research. Our research targets using non-invasive brain stimulation in combination with behavioral therapies in the hope of leading the field in a new direction.

My overall career goal is focused on making a significant, positive impact on the lives of children with cerebral palsy through advancing neurorehabilitation. Inquiries and discussions are openly invited, without obligation of participation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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We believe that all children with cerebral palsy have the potential to influence their level of function throughout their lifetime, applying the latest advances in neuroscience with rehabilitation.


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