In a finding that may cause a dramatic shift in the way scientists and researchers search for a therapy for Alzheimer’s disease, a team of researchers led by Jeff Johnson, an associate professor at the School of Pharmacy, has discovered that increased expression of a protein called transthyretin in the brain appears to halt the progression of the disease.
Paul White lends his expertise to new video training program
Paul White, director of Community Ties at the Waisman Center, has developed a new training video and guide entitled “Managing Threatening Confrontations.” The curriculum is intended for frontline staff in the fields of developmental disabilities …
Awards Presented At Friends Of The Waisman Center Reception
This annual event was attended by faculty, staff, students, and Friends of the Waisman Center. President of the Friends Dave Sugar welcomed everyone and highlighted the Friends’ activities during the past year, followed by an …
New study shows phonics is critical for skilled reading
By developing a computer model that mimics how children learn to read, two researchers from UW-Madison and Stanford University track the development of a skilled reader, ultimately showing that phonics gives readers an edge, especially early on.
Paul Shattuck receives AAMR Student Award
The Waisman Center’s Paul Shattuck was recently awarded the 2004 AAMR International Student Award for outstanding scholarship, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to full inclusion by bridging the gap between social advocacy and social science. The …
Gift will benefit Waisman Center research on Parkinson’s disease
A gift of $500,000 from George E. Prescott, a member of the Waisman Center’s board of visitors, will benefit the Parkinson’s disease research program at the Waisman Center.
Researchers report major advance in gene therapy technique
Despite a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs during the past 15 years, gene therapy has continued to attract many of the world’s brightest scientists.
Richard Davidson named Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters Fellow
The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters has announced it’s 2004 selections Wisconsin Academy Fellows. This is a formal recognition conferred upon men and women of extraordinary accomplishment in their fields. The Fellows will …
Mailick Seltzer and Goldsmith among eight faculty honored with named professorships
Marsha Mailick Seltzer, professor, School of Social Work and Waisman Center director, and Hill Goldsmith, professor of psychology and coordinator, Waisman Social and Affective Processes Unit, were appointed UW Foundation Chair Bascom Professorships, which honor …
Mary Schneider receives award
The School of Education recently announced that Mary Schneider, PhD, has been honored with a Distinguished Achievement Award. The 2004 School of Education Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards were presented at a reception on …