Midweek Movies: Who Cares About Kelsey? 

Zoom 1500 Highland Ave, Madison, WI

Event Details Midweek Movies Presents: Who Cares About Kelsey? Live via Zoom   When: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Where: Live Online via Zoom - Register to obtain Zoom code Registration: …

Seminar – Richard Finnell, PhD – “Embryonic Consequences of Abnormal Folate Transport”

John D. Wiley Conference Center

Dr. Richard H. Finnell holds the William T. Butler, M.D. Distinguished Chair and is a Professor in the Center for Precision Environmental Health in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, and in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. A pediatric geneticist, he has been involved in investigating genetic susceptibility to environmentally induced birth defects, applying multi-omic approaches to the detection of potential teratogenic compounds in efforts to prevent these birth defects, developing mouse models to understand the pathogenesis of complex structural malformations, and using highly innovative stem cell therapies to treating these disabilities. The Finnell laboratory is focused on how folic acid transport impacts or modifies embryonic development. The Finnell laboratory uses the latest genome editing approaches to create novel transgenic mouse models and to dissect out critical events during embryonic development that result in structural birth defects.

Seminar – Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MS – “Embedded Research as a Critical Tool for Impactful Autism Research”

John D. Wiley Conference Center

Lindsay Shea is the Leader of the Life Course Outcomes Research Program and Director of the Policy and Analytics Center at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, and an associate professor. The Life Course Outcomes Research Program delivers information that empowers families, communities and organizations to create a world where people on the autism spectrum are valued and supported as contributing members of the community. The mission of the Policy and Analytics Center is to utilize innovative analytic strategies to support the development of effective social and health policy in cities, states, and across the U.S. Shea leads autism-focused projects at the local, state, federal and international levels. Shea first-authored the Pennsylvania Autism Census Report and her research interests are creating and using an evidence base in forming, evaluating, and implementing social and health policies.

Shea holds a doctoral degree in health policy from the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, and a Master’s degree in Social Policy from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.

Seminar – Tomasz Nowakowski, PhD – “Establishing Tools to Study the Emergence of Cellular Diversity in the Human Brain”

John D. Wiley Conference Center

Tomasz Nowakowski is an assistant professor in the Departments of Anatomy and Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He did his doctoral studies with David Price at the University of Edinburgh and a postdoctoral fellowship with Arnold Kriegstein at UCSF. Nowakowski’s laboratory investigates the development of the human cerebral cortex using high throughput single cell genomics approaches.

Midweek Movies: Carol of the Bells 

Zoom 1500 Highland Ave, Madison, WI

Event Details Midweek Movies Presents: Carol of the Bells Live via Zoom   When: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Where: Live Online via Zoom - Register to obtain Zoom code Registration: …

ECHO AAC – Culturally Responsive Practice in AAC

1500 Highland Ave, Madison, WI

Title: Culturally Responsive Practice in AAC Presenter: David McNaughton, PhD & Augmented Communicator Zoom information will be available at a later date.

Virtual Day with the Experts: Autism 2023

1500 Highland Ave, Madison, WI

Live Stream/Online Only Learn about the latest advances in autism research, and hear from a panel of experts— individual(s) diagnosed with ASD and their families. To learn more about the series visit: Waisman Center Day …

Seminar – Anna Esbensen, PhD – Topic: Health and Outcomes for Individuals with Down Syndrome Across the Lifespan

John D. Wiley Conference Center

Anna Esbensen, PhD, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She studies the lifespan development of individuals with Down syndrome and provides clinical services to families of children with Down syndrome.

Seminar – Peter Todd, MD, PhD – Topic: The Role of CGG Repeats in Fragile X-Associated Disorders

John D. Wiley Conference Center

Peter K. Todd, M.D., Ph.D., is the Bucky and Patti Harris Professor and Associate Chair of research in the Department of Neurology in the University of Michigan Medical School. Todd’s lab studies the mechanisms by which nucleotide repeat expansions cause neurological disorders with a long term goal of developing novel therapeutics for these currently untreatable conditions.