We offer our warm congratulations to cognition research pioneer and DSRTF grant recipient Dr. Roger Reeves, the latest recipient of the 2012 Sisley-Jérôme Lejeune International Award for Translational Research in Intellectual Disabilities. This prize, granted by the Fondation Jérôme Lejeune, is given to “reward a researcher for his works concerning research with a therapeutic orientation on genetic diseases with intellectual disability,” according to the foundation, whose mission is to provide research, care, and advocacy to benefit those with genetic intellectual disabilities.
“This is an honor for me and for the many people who have contributed ‘at the bench’ in my lab over the years,” said Reeves. “But it is equally a tribute to those whose efforts demonstrate their support and encouragement for this work, without which nothing would have been accomplished at all.”
We thank Dr. Reeves for his continuing service to the field, and we’re proud to support him in his ongoing endeavors. “It has been, and will be, a wonderful experience,” he said, “to be part of this multi-faceted effort to promote research for Down syndrome.”