Noteworthy

Noteworthy shares information about grants, awards, promotions, and more. If you are a Waisman Center faculty or staff member and have information to share, please send it to: Linda Rowley, Waisman Communications.

  • Grant awarded for eye disease research

    A big congratulations to researcher Kim Edwards and Waisman investigator David Gamm, MD, PhD, on winning the inaugural Randy Wheelock Research Award. Gamm is also an associate professor of ophthalmology and visual science as well as the director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute.

  • Leann Smith DaWalt, PhD, becomes UCEDD director

    Leann Smith DaWalt, PhD, a longtime Waisman Center investigator, began her appointment as the director of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) on Oct. 14. She succeeds Bill MacLean, PhD, who retired …

  • Joan Ershler, PhD, longtime Waisman Early Childhood Program (WECP) director retires

    After 27 years as the director of the Waisman Early Childhood Program (WECP), Joan Ershler, PhD, retired in early September 2019. The WECP is a model inclusive early childhood program with a developmentally diverse enrollment serving …

  • Ann Marie Lauritzen, MMSW, MEd, named Waisman Early Childhood Program director

    On September 23, the Waisman Center welcomed Ann Marie Lauritzen, MMSW, M.Ed, as the new director of the Waisman Early Childhood Program. She succeeds Joan Ershler, PhD, who retired at the beginning of September after …

  • Sigan Hartley honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowship

    Waisman Center investigator Sigan Hartley, PhD, has been honored with a Romnes Faculty Fellowship. Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. The awards are supported by the …

  • Daniel Bolt receives Kellett Mid-Career Award

    Daniel Bolt, PhD, has been recognized with a Kellet Mid-Career Award. The Kellett Mid-Career award was created to provide needed support and encouragement to faculty at a critical stage of their careers. The award is …

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