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KYLEND Trainee Spotlight: Gabby Imfeld

Meet Gabby Imfeld! Gabby is currently a third-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program here at the University of Kentucky. 

Gabby initially found interest in physical therapy in high school when she began shadowing an Early Intervention Physical Therapist. Her interest in pediatrics continued throughout her education. 

For her completion of her undergraduate degree at Cedarville University, her senior research addressed long-term effects of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).

Passionate about addressing the Social Determinants of Health, she identifies these factors in different patient populations for her research. 

Gabby is currently enrolled as a trainee in the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. LEND is a five-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau in partnership with the University of Louisville and Eastern Kentucky University. 

These programs share the overall mission of improving the health of infants, children, and adolescents with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. LEND aims to increase the number of professionals with the knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based screening and diagnosis, as well as support to individuals and families.

Through the LEND program, Gabby hopes to learn more about individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and looks forward to serving as an advocate for these patients as a clinician.Visit to learn more.

Contact the Kentucky LEND Project Director with any questions or to schedule an informational session for your department and interested students!