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A Gala Event for Down Syndrome

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation teleconference with faces of participants
What a nice evening it was attending this year’s virtual AcceptAbility Gala, hosted by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) I was part of a panel that answered questions posed by “self-advocates,” folks with Down syndrome and/or their siblings. The questions generated a wide-ranging discussion and gave me the chance to highlight the excellent research now underway through NIH’s INCLUDE Project. GLOBAL, part of a network of affiliate organizations that work to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome, held the gala on July 21.

Making the Case for Down Syndrome Research

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Francis Collins standing with Frank Stephens
Great to see Frank Stephens at a hearing on NIH’s budget for Fiscal Year 2020! As I told the House Labor/HHS Appropriations Subcommittee on April 2, 2019, I’m inspired by his advocacy for research that will benefit people with Down syndrome and many other diseases. Credit: NIH