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John D. Wiley Conference Center

January 2020

Seminar – Bennett Novitch, PhD – “Integrative Modeling of Human Brain Development and Neurodevelopment Disorders”

January 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Novitch’s research seeks to determine the molecular pathways that direct the differentiation of neural stem cells, and assembly of neural circuits. Using a variety of approaches including organoid technologies, he and his team are investigating the underlying causes of neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders.

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Seminar – Damien Fair, PA-C, PhD – “Translational Studies of Maternal Stress during Pregnancy and Its Impacts on Offspring Brain and Behavior”

January 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Damien Fair, PA-C, PhD Oregon Health & Science University About the Speaker: My laboratory focuses on mechanisms and principles that underlie the developing brain. The majority of this work uses functional MRI and resting state…

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February 2020

Seminar – Aviad Hai, PhD – Topic: Engineering Tools For Studying Physiology and Circuit of the Nervous System

February 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Aviad Hai, PhD Aviad Hai, PhD University of Wisconsin–Madison   About the Talk: There is currently a concerted effort to develop the necessary technologies to record and stimulate neural activity from the entire volume of…

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Seminar – Chad Pearson, PhD – Topic: The Functions of Centrosome and Cilia and Their Implications in Human Diseases

February 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Chad Pearson, PhD University of Colorado Anshcutz Medical Campus   About the Speaker: Our lab is focused on the structural and molecular events for centriole biogenesis. Electron microscopy studies performed a half a century ago…

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Seminar – Laura Grofer Klinger, PhD – “Transition to Post Secondary Education and Employment: Supporting Positive Outcomes for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder”

February 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Laura Grofer Klinger, PhD University of North Carolina Chapel Hill   About the Speaker: Laura Grofer Klinger is a clinical psychologist, a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the University of North…

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Mayor H. Paul Memorial Lecture – Cathy Binger, PhD – Topic: Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Child Language

February 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Binger’s primary research interests are twofold: developing and evaluating effective approaches to support the sentence development of children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and working with key communication partners (such as parents and educators) to improve AAC services.

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March 2020

Seminar – Heather Bortfeld, PhD – Topic: Language Processing in Children During Typical Development and with Cochlear Implants

March 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Heather Bortfeld, PhD University of California, Merced   About the Speaker: Heather Bortfeld is a Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of California, Merced. She completed her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at SUNY, Stony Brook,…

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Seminar – Karen Adolph, PhD – “Learning to Move and Moving to Learn”

March 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Karen Adolph, PhD New York University   About the Speaker: Karen E. Adolph is Professor of Psychology, Applied Psychology, and Neural Science at New York University. She uses observable motor behaviors and a variety of…

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Day with the Experts: Down Syndrome 2020

March 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Down syndrome Day with the Experts

Learn about advances in research and clinical services and hear from a panel of experts—individuals with Down syndrome and family members. Hosted in partnership with the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society and GiGi’s Playhouse Sponsored by…

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WARF Therapeutics Drug Discovery Seminar – Craig Erickson, MD – “Enhancing Translational Medicine Development in Neurodevelopmental Disorders”

March 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

WARF Therapeutics Drug Discovery Seminar Series Craig Erickson, MD Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center About the Speaker: Dr. Erickson has worked to obtain continuous federal, foundation, internal, and industry funding supporting his and his collaborators' research…

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April 2020

Seminar – Junmin Peng, PhD – Topic: Proteomics Analysis of Neurological Diseases

April 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Junmin Peng, PhD St. Jude Children's Research Hospital   About the Speaker: Our mission is to develop novel mass spectrometry-based proteomics and metabolomics technologies, systems biology approaches, and to apply these tools to biomedical challenges…

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Dolan Lecture – Connie Kasari, PhD – “Personalization of Interventions for Children with ASD: What We Can Learn from Research”

April 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Terrence R. Dolan Lecture Connie Kasari, PhD University of California, Los Angeles   About the Talk: Behavioral interventions have been critical for improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Notable achievements include the…

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June 2020

Day with the Experts: Cochlear Implants 2020

June 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Family - cochlear implants

Sponsored by the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, and The Friends of the Waisman Center Hosted by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison FREE ADMISSION &…

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