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Annual Meeting, Awards and Reception 2022

August 9, 2022 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Welcome and Friends Update

  • Eric Horler, President, Friends of the Waisman Center

Announcement of the Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships

  • Leann DaWalt, PhD, Director, Waisman Center UCEDD

Quanfa He, nominated by James Li, PhD
Raghu Ramesh, nominated by John Svaren, PhD

Friends of the Waisman Center Presentation and Awards

Student Awards:

  • Graduate Student Awards, IDDRC

Haley Weaver, nominated by Jenny Saffran, PhD
Jenn Soriano, nominated by Katie Hustad, PhD

  • Undergraduate Student Award, IDDRC

Alina Grimaldo, nominated by Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT

Staff Awards:

Beth Capowski, nominated by David Gamm, MD, PhD
Mary Locast, nominated by Ann Lauritzen, MMSW

  • Staff Service Award

Chris Lang, nominated by Jody Bleck, MS

Family Appreciation Award:

The Villeneuve Family, nominated by Phoebe Natzke & Ashley Sakash (Katie Hustad Lab)


The Friends of the Waisman Center hosts this annual event for members of the Friends organization; community supporters
of the Waisman Center; and Waisman Center faculty, staff, and students.

RSVP to palumbo@waisman.wisc.edu or 608.263.5837


August 9, 2022
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
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Ziemann Suite A
1500 Highland Ave, 8th Floor, South Tower
Madison, WI 53705 United States