Dr. Bernadette Gillick Joins Division of Developmental Pediatrics & Rehabilitation Medicine

The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to welcome Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT as an associate professor on the tenure track to the Division of Developmental Pediatrics & Rehabilitation Medicine. Gillick earned her PhD in rehabilitation science with a minor in neuroscience from the University of Minnesota, and completed a fellowship in randomized behavioral clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health. Prior to joining our faculty, Gillick was a tenured associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is an internationally respected expert on the use of innovative technologies and interventions in perinatal stroke and cerebral palsy from infancy to young adulthood. Her current grant support includes an NIH R01 and R21, investigating cortical and behavioral development after perinatal stroke and early brain injury using non-invasive brain stimulation and neuroimaging. At UW­–­­Madison, she will continue her independent research focused on pediatric neuromodulation and rehabilitation in optimizing outcomes. Equally exciting, the multidisciplinary nature of Gillick’s research is expected to overlap with other units, including the pediatric divisions of neonatology and critical care, the departments of neurology and neurosurgery, and the UW-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.