Waisman investigator is only steps away from creating a potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease

When Su-Chun Zhang, MD, PhD, picked up the phone to answer a call in 2001, he could barely understand the man speaking on the other line. “I could not hear his voice clearly,” says Zhang, a Waisman investigator and professor of neuroscience and neurology. It turns out that the man, who was calling from Texas, was on a ventilator which was garbling his voice.

Thoughts of gratitude: The Dewey family is a catalyst of support for the Waisman Center

Individuals with Down syndrome are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, and it typically presents it at an earlier age than the general population. It is estimated that 90% of people with Down syndrome will have developed Alzheimer’s by age 65.

Waisman’s new Spanish radio show helps connect with Madison’s Hispanic community

For the next hour, Rivera-Bonet and Montoto spoke with Qiang Chang, PhD, director of the Waisman Center, and Paola Perez, MSSW, social worker and Waisman Center clinics operations manager, about the Waisman Center and its broad range of research, resources, and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.