University of Arizona Recognizes Contributions of RDS

RDS grants support the research of Drs. Jamie Edgin and Lynn Nadel at The University of Arizona, who, along with their collaborators, developed the Arizona Cognitive Test Battery(ACTB), a tool to assess cognitive function in individuals with Down syndrome. In fact, the group is engaged in numerous studies exploring the various scientific aspects of Down syndrome as well as how to improve quality of life for those who have it. An example of this research are their studies on sleep and sleep apnea. Sleep deficit has been connected with behavioral and cognitive difficulties in persons with Down syndrome. A recent UA News article highlighted this group