Board of Directors nominees
AACPDM Board of Directors
Second Vice President: Laurie Glader, MD
Laurie Glader, MD is a professor of pediatrics at The Ohio State University and focuses on the care of children with medical complexity. Dr. Glader attended medical school at the University of California at Los Angeles and did her pediatric residency at Boston Children’s Hospital. She subsequently completed a fellowship in developmental and behavioral pediatrics and stayed on as faculty for more than 20 years, ultimately in the roles of Director of the Complex Care Outpatient Program and Co-Director of the Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center. Since 2020 she has served as Section Chief of the Division of Complex Care as well as Medical Director of the Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Glader has done research on a broad range of topics relating to the care of children with medical complexity including models of care delivery, peri-operative management, reproductive health, and curriculum development. Her work includes co-editing a book on the care and management of children with severe cerebral palsy.
Dr. Glader has been an active member and presenter at AACPDM since 2004. She has served on a number of committees and taskforces, including: Adapted Sports and Recreation (2004-2010, Chair 2006); Complex Care Committee (2012-17, First Chair 2012); Scientific Review Committee (2014, 2020), Nominating Committee (2020); and the Care Pathways Taskforce (2014-17). Dr. Glader served on the Board of Directors (2017-20) and is Scientific Co-Chair for the 2022 Annual Meeting.
In addition to her work with AACPDM, Dr. Glader has been active in the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation as well as the Steering Committee for the Cerebral Palsy Research Network.
Director at Large: Bernadette T. Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT
Dr. Bernadette Gillick is a Neuroscientist and Pediatric Physical Therapist, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison within the School of Medicine and Public Health wherein she serves as the Director of the Waisman Center Pediatric Neuromodulation Laboratory overseeing neuromodulation and neuroimaging research across the lifespan from infancy to adulthood. Additionally Dr. Gillick is Director of Research Design for the UW-Madison Institute for Clinical Trials. Her training includes a Fellowship in Clinical Behavioral Trials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has served as the Director of the International Alliance of the Academies of Childhood Disability COVID-19 Task Force, Chair of the Research Committee for the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), Scientific Advisory Board member both for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. Dr. Gillick has served as a grant reviewer for multiple entities including the NIH, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF), and the AACPDM. Dr. Gillick’s international and national funding awards include the NIH, CPARF, AACPDM, and Foundation for Physical Therapy. Dr. Gillick has recently been named the AACPDM 2021 Mentor of the Year.
Director at Large: Anna McCormick, MD, FRCP(C)
Dr. Anna McCormick is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa with Royal College Certification in both Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has been in clinical practice for 25 years and serves as the Division Chief and Medical Director of Developmental Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa, Canada. She is also a rehabilitation consultant at The Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre.
Dr. McCormick has been an active member of the Academy since 1997. She has contributed to the academic content of meetings including organizing and presenting multiple symposia, serving as a Scientific Program Committee Participant (2019-2020) and as Scientific Program Co-Chair (2020-2021). She has been a member of the AACPDM Membership Committee (2014-2019) and The Care Pathways Committee (2019-present).
As one of few specialists in Canada, Royal College certified in both pediatrics and rehabilitation, Dr. McCormick has developed dual entry fellowship training in Pediatric Rehabilitation. Graduates are members of the academy, contribute academic content and serve on AACPDM Committees. In addition, she serves on the executive of the Cerebral Palsy Integrated Neuroscience Network (CP-Net), a program designed to improve the understanding of cerebral palsy and accelerate the development of treatments.
Dr. McCormick has a special interest in the use of technology in rehabilitation including; Robot assisted gait training, virtual reality facilitated exercise and artificial intelligence aided early recognition of communication challenges. Other research initiatives have included treatment of hypertonicity, transition for individuals with childhood acquired disabilities and database development to enable research within CP-Net and The Canadian Neuromuscular Data Registry (CNDR).