2014: Edward Taub, PhD

The 4th Annual Glen E. Gresham lecturer was Edward Taub, PhD, University Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Topic: Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: A Family of Neurorehabilitation Treatments that Harness the Plasticity of the Nervous System

Edward Taub, PhD, is a University Professor in the Department of Psychology and the director of the CI Therapy Research Group and Taub Training Clinic of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Taub is a behavioral neuroscientist who developed a family of techniques, termed Constraint-Induced Movement therapy or CI therapy, which has been shown to be effective in improving the rehabilitation of movement after stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy in young children, multiple sclerosis and other neurological injuries. He also has developed a form of CI therapy that is effective in the treatment of post-stroke aphasia.

An additional focus of interest is the study of the nature of the plastic brain reorganization induced by CI therapy and the ways it can be harnessed to produce new treatments in neurorehabilitation.