El programa de capacitación posdoctoral en Waisman equipa a una nueva generación de científicos en la investigación de discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo

Durante más de 26 años, el Programa de Capacitación Postdoctoral en Investigación de Discapacidades Intelectuales y del Desarrollo del centro ha ayudado a dar forma a las carreras y trayectorias de 53 investigadores postdoctorales a través de capacitación multidisciplinaria en investigación social, epidemiológica, conductual y bioconductual sobre discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo (IDD, en inglés).

Postdoctoral program equips a new generation of scientists in IDD research

For more than 26 years, the center’s Postdoctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research has helped shape the careers and research paths of 53 postdoctoral researchers through multidisciplinary training in social, epidemiological, behavioral and biobehavioral research on intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Transformative gift supports scholars

The Morse Society, a group of Waisman graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, is getting a surprisingly early financial boost from its founders. Founded by Dick Morse, MD, a UW alum and retired child psychiatrist, and his lifelong partner, Lawrence M. Connor, MSW, a retired social worker, the Morse Society is focused on training and research in childhood mental health and developmental disabilities.

The ECHO Effect

Project ECHO (the mantra for which is “All teach, all learn”) uses video-conferencing technology to provide education and case consultation on best practice clinical services, training, and resources for individuals with specific healthcare needs that are difficult to meet locally. The Waisman Center ECHO platform will serve as a diagnostic and treatment training hub to share the center’s expertise on intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy, throughout the state and beyond.

Time-to-degree improves again, setting record

Undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are taking less time to complete their degrees, setting a record on a key measure of student success. The average time-to-degree for 2018-19 bachelor’s degree recipients was 3.96 elapsed calendar years, the lowest since the university began actively tracking the measure in the 1980s and the first time the number has dropped below four years, according to the university’s Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research.