Beth Meyerand, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UW-Madison, introduces a device that uses electrical stimulation via the tongue to induce a sustained behavioral improvement in balance in patient populations that have balance dysfunction.
David Abbott, a professor at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center at UW-Madison, discusses the science and the animal procedures involved in identifying Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in young women. Dr. Abbott, working with a team of scientists from several disciplines, identified fetal origins for this disease in monkeys, and suggested that it may be linked with a specific gene in humans.
Lori DiPrete Brown, Roman Aydiko, and Sweta Shrestha from the Global Health Institute and Katie Konkle from the Population Health Institute at UW-Madison, discuss the innovations and programs instituted to improve health care in Ethiopia. The quality improvement methods they are focusing on include meeting critical needs, using a twinning model, and expanding programs already in effect.
Linda Tuchman-Ginsberg, the program director at the Waisman Center Early Intervention Program at UW-Madison, discusses evidence-based practices within a child's daily routines and activities as the best approach to serving children and youth with ASD. Tuchman-Ginsberg provides a brief overview of the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and resources they provide.
Leann Smith, an associate scientist at the Waisman Center at the UW-Madison, focuses on recent research on the needs of families undergoing transition and will present data from a pilot study of the Transitioning Together program, an education and support program for families of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is being provided at the Waisman Center.
Dr. Jim Cleary, an associate professor at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, discusses diseases and health care within the global community. Cleary examines health care around the world and focuses on palliative care for cancer patients.
Kevin Hayden, the president of State Sponsored Business at Wellpoint, delves into the history of Medicaid; why it was enacted, whom it serves, and what is covered.
Robert McGrath, the coordinator of the Mind/Body Wellness Services at the University Health Services, UW-Madison, discusses positive psychology--how we can live in good, healthy and positive ways. He introduces the pathways to a happy life, a good life and a meaningful life.
Steve Barczi, associate professor, Dept. of Medicine - Geriatrics and Gerontology , UW-Madison.
Steve Barczi offers options for individuals looking to live healthy, happy lives as they age into their 70s, 80s and 90s. He also provides new information and advice for wellness, speaking specifically on technological advances for cardiac health.
Carol Ryff, Professor, Department of Psychology, UW-Madison.
Carol Ryff explains the concept of resilience in aging and how we can work to achieve this as the years pass through prevention as well as recovery.