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Waisman Intersections

Welcome to Waisman Intersections. Through this quarterly newsletter we hope you will get to know us better and see how innovative research and compassionate clinical services intersect at the Waisman Center. You will also meet a few of the individuals whose generous support helps us pave the way for discovery and hope.

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Intersections Newsletter | Volume 2018, Issue 1

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  • Autism video games

    Video game improves balance in youth with autism

    “We think this video game-based training could be a unique way to help individuals with ASD who have challenges with their balance address these issues,” says Travers, an investigator at UW–Madison’s Waisman Center and an assistant professor of kinesiology.

  • The Cooper family

    NBC15 highlights Rett syndrome and Waisman Center research

    NBC15’s Morning Show and reporter Kalie Greenberg shared a story about Laurel Cooper, a 9-year-old girl who has Rett syndrome, and her family. Rett syndrome is a rare, non-inherited neurological disorder that mostly affects girls …

  • Marijo Bunbury smiling

    Thoughts of Gratitude: Marijo Bunbury

    Marijo Bunbury loves a challenge, especially when she’s passionate about the outcome. Luckily for the Waisman Center, in 1994 someone told Bunbury that a congested events calendar would make it impossible to raise funds (to …

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Intersections Newsletter | Volume 2017, Issue 3

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  • Sam Thomson, and his parents Josh and Angie

    Biochemical Genetics Clinic helps children live healthier, happier lives

    Sam Thompson is two-and-a-half years old and a super-charged giver of hugs.His green eyes sparkle as he first embraces his physician, Jessica Scott Schwoerer, and then his dietitian, Nikki Drilias. Then it’s a quick, laughter-filled …

  • Luigi Puglielli

    The chatter within our cells

    Waisman Center investigator Luigi Puglielli had trouble with only one class in medical school: biochemistry. Yet today he uses biochemical approaches to study some of the vital molecular mechanisms that regulate brain physiology and pathology …

  • Adamson family

    SOFT Conference in Madison, WI

    When Leila Adamson was born, doctors weren’t sure that she would live for even 63 seconds. More than 63 months later, in July 2017, she will be in Madison, Wisconsin, along with her parents, Kari …

  • Molly and young student

    WSJ: With autism diagnoses on the rise, parents sort through treatment options

    As rates of autism diagnoses rise across the country, children with autism and their parents also have increasing options for therapy and treatments. The Wisconsin State Journal highlights the Waisman Center Autism Treatment Programs, and …

  • Know Your Madisonian: Albee Messing focuses on Alexander disease

    Waisman Center Director, Albee Messing, VMD, PhD, was recently featured in the Know Your Madisonian column by David Wahlberg in the Wisconsin State Journal. To read the full interview, please click here. David Wahlberg, Wisconsin …

  • Pollak lab photo

    Where do children’s emotions come from?

    Waisman Center investigator Seth Pollak’s research was recently highlighted in the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology magazine. You can read the full story here.

  • Carl Ross, WB Director

    Waisman Biomanufacturing has new managing director

    Carl Ross has been selected to serve as managing director of Waisman Biomanufacturing. His appointment started July 1, following more than a year as its interim director. Located at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Waisman Center, …

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Intersections Newsletter | Volume 2017, Issue 2

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Intersections Newsletter | Volume 2017, Issue 1

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Intersections Newsletter | Volume 2016, Issue 2

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  • Luke Holzem works with his communication device

    When the words did not come

    Luke Holzem sped from door to door, his orange t-shirt transforming him into a bright blur of 6-year-old energy. His grey-green eyes sparkled and he looked expectantly at his mother, Shannon. The question was clear: …

  • Summer students

    Summer research: From Appleton to Madison

    This summer, three students from Lawrence University exchanged the Fox River for Lake Mendota and became temporary Badgers. They were part of a pilot program designed to provide Lawrence undergraduates the opportunity to work with …

  • Zhao

    Experimental drug cancels effect from key intellectual disability gene in mice

    A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher who studies the most common genetic intellectual disability has used an experimental drug to reverse—in mice—damage from the mutation that causes the syndrome. The condition, called fragile X, has devastating …

  • A rare gift: Family endows professorship in memory of children

    A rare gift: Family endows professorship in memory of children

    In their photographs, Jenni and Kyle Geurkink look like happy, healthy children. Jenni has a captivating smile and a twinkle in her eyes. Kyle is a sturdy toddler who loves brooms, mops and any occasion …

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Intersections Newsletter | Volume 2016, Issue 1

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