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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Four Waisman Center Director finalists’ public seminars

Four finalists for the Director of the Waisman Center recently presented public seminars. Recordings of the presentations are available at


The finalists are:

Qiang Chang

Katie Hustad

Ruth Litovsky

Steven Small


The Waisman Center Director reports to UW-Madison’s Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. The center is one of 14 centers nationally and one of the few to encompass both an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center and a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The Waisman Center provides an interdisciplinary research environment for over 40 resident faculty representing 20 academic departments at UW-Madison and approximately 650 faculty, staff, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.  The Waisman Center clinics support programs that serve more than 4,000 people with developmental disabilities each year from throughout the world.