The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recently recognized Lawrence D. Shriberg, Ph.D. with Honors of the Association. Shriberg is a Professor Emeritus of Communicative Disorders at UW-Madison, an investigator in the Waisman Center’s Communication Processes Unit, and …
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Bestows Fellow Status to Dr. Susan Ellis Weismer
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recently bestowed Fellow status to Susan Ellis Weismer, PhD, a UW-Madison Professor of Communicative Disorders and Coordinator of the Waisman Center’s Communication Processes Unit. The status of Fellow is retained for …
Kids With Down Syndrome Learn Language Beyond Adolescence
Children with Down syndrome can face many challenges – health problems, hearing impairments and learning disabilities, including those affecting language development.
Friends Of The Waisman Center Student Awards 2002
The Friends present two student awards each year at an annual reception for Waisman Center faculty, staff, students, members of the Friends, and supporters. The award consists of a certificate and $500. The 2002 reception …
Albee Messing – Mouse Model Instrumental in Muscular Dystrophy Study
Waisman Center scientist Albee Messing participated in a recent study that pinpointed the cause of certain types of muscular dystrophy that involve brain abnormalities. Messing’s lab created one of the critical strains of mice utilized …
2002 Best of Madison Editors Choice Awards
UW-Madison scientist and brainiac Su-Chun Zhang has raised the stakes — and astonished the world — by proving it’s possible to grow the healthy brain cells that could one day repair damage caused by everything from strokes to disease to spinal cord injuries. When UW wins the race to cure chronic diseases, he and James Thomson will be crossing the finish line together.”
Dr. Jon Wolff Elected to Serve on ASGT Board of Directors
Dr. Jon Wolff, a researcher at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison, has been elected to serve on the board of the American Society for Gene Therapy. Although the ASGT is only five …
New Hearing Test Simulates Noise Of Real World
Ruth Litovsky has developed a hearing test that simulates the noisy real world, and the results could improve our understanding not only of hearing but also of developmental and learning disabilities among children.
Waisman Center Researchers Receive Grants from Michael J. Fox Foundation
Today in the Wisconsin State Journal an article by the science reporter Ron Seely said that two grants from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research are going to Waisman stem-cell researchers.
Stem Cell Study Provides New Clues To Origin Of Down Syndrome
Using stem cells as a window to the earliest developmental processes in the human brain, scientists have found that a group of genes critical for brain development is selectively disrupted in Down syndrome.