Marcia Angell, MD, Harvard Medical School
Marcia Angell dissects the pharmaceutical industry by discussing the money being made, where it is going, and how the industry behaves in relation to the medical profession. In addition, she explains how the industry is handling the dramatically rising cost of prescription drugs.
R. Alta Charo, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, Law School, UW-Madison
Learn about the different rules, regulations, procedures, and controversies of stem cell research between states across the country.
Marsha Mailick Seltzer, the director of the Waisman Center at UW-Madison, provides an overview of the center; sharing the history behind its name and its connection to the Kennedy family. The Waisman Center works to discover the causes of developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases, determines the consequences associated with the conditions, and seeks cures and treatments.
Michelle Kimple, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at UW-Madison, discusses the role of the insulin-producing beta-cell in the pathophysiology of diabetes, particularly type 2 (obesity-related) diabetes, and the mechanisms of action of established and novel diabetes therapeutics that act on the beta-cell.
Andrew Waclawik, a professor in the Department of Neurology at UW-Madison, introduces clinical neurology by way of its historical background. Waclawik reviews the origins of the new clinical specialty in the 19th century in major European medical centers, and presents the history of neurology at the University of Wisconsin.
Jan Edwards, a professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at UW-Madison, discusses sound and word learning in children with cochlear implants.
Melanie Buhr-Lawler, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at UW-Madison, Jennifer Ploch, a senior clinical audiologist in the Division of Otolaryngology in the UW Department of Surgery, and Michelle Quinn, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at UW-Madison, discuss the clinical perspective of cochlear implantation.
Ruth Litovsky, a professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at UW-Madison and Samuel Gubbels, an assistant professor in the Division of Otolaryngology at the UW Dept. of Surgery, moderate a panel discussion on cochlear implants. Panel participants include implant recipients and their families: Sharla Benson, Carol Benson, Carol Burns, Josh Reiher, Chris Roy, Jen Roy and Joseph Roy.
Ruth Litovsky, a professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at UW-Madison, discusses the recent advances in cochlear implants and their future possibilities. Litovsky explains that the desired goal has progressed to having hearing impaired adults and children able to hear on an equalized basis with people who have normal acoustic hearing.
Diane Heatley, the Medical Director at the American Family Children's Hospital, discusses the history of cochlear implants in hearing impaired children.