Expert from Northwestern University lectures on brain injury

An expert from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine will lecture on brain injury in an upcoming edition of the UO’s Human Physiology Lecture Series.

Julius Dewald, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, speaks from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Friday, April 12, in 211 Lillis.

Dewald will discuss the scientific and clinical implications of losses of corticofugal projections on movement impairments following brain injury.

His lab focuses on understanding coordination of the upper limb after stroke, learning the involvement of brain plasticity in recovery and developing novel neurotherapeutic training programs to enhance motor control of the upper limb even years after a stroke. Additional research interests involve pharmacological interventions that seek to alter spinal interneuronal bias.

The UO human physiology lecture series features two speakers each month.

-- from the UO Human Physiology Department