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The presenter for this webinar is Sigan Hartley, PhD, from the Waisman Center. Prof. Sigan Hartley obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Wyoming in 2007. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, Oregon Health and Sciences University, where she worked in their autism diagnostic and treatment clinics. She completed post-doctoral research training at the Waisman Center. Prof. Hartley is an Associate Professor in the department of Human Development and Family Studies and the 100 Women Chair in Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also an Investigator at the Waisman Center. Her research expertise is on neurodevelopmental conditions including autism and Down syndrome.
In this webinar, Prof. Hartley discusses her current research focused on adults with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. Specifically, she will discuss the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease in adults with Down syndrome and share recent findings from a longitudinal study that has been tracking early cognitive declines and neurodegeneration in a sample of over 120 adults with Down syndrome.
Thank you to Bader Philanthropies for funding this series.