Professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
Department Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University
Dr. Dewald received the B.S. degree in physical therapy and rehabilitation medicine and the M.S. degree in neurophysiology and rehabilitation medicine from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, in 1978 and 1980, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in neurophysiology and biophysics from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, USA, in 1992. He has been the Chair and Professor of the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at Northwestern University for the past 14 years. Dr. Dewald also has been a tenured Professor in biomedical engineering at Northwestern University during the same time period. In addition to his own active research on device development and brain plasticity following unilateral brain injury, supported by multiple NIH-R01 grants related to Stroke and cerebral palsy motor impairments, he is the PI on 1 NIH-T32 dual degree (DPT/ PhD in engineering) training grant and an Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering K12 program for quantitative scientists (e.g., Engineers, Physicists, Mathematicians). He has a record of more than 25 years of continuous NIH research funding. Dr. Dewald is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the American Physical Therapy Association, and IEEE. He is also a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
4:20 PM – 4:37 PM ET
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM ET