It is with great sadness that we share that Dr. Pavel Belichenko passed away unexpectedly on August 9, 2014. Pavel has been a key member of the research group working together with Bill Mobley and supported by the LuMind Foundation since 2004, both at Stanford and more recently at University of California, San Diego. During that time Pavel was a major contributor to addressing a number of the significant research questions and projects that have advanced the dramatic progress in Down syndrome cognition research that has brought both new fundamental insights and made possible the progress to new clinical trials.
For all of us who have known and worked with Pavel, and particularly his colleagues on the LuMind Scientific Advisory Board, as well as the entire Down syndrome research community, will miss his focus, engaging and supportive demeanor and especially his as yet unrealized insights and contributions
For more information on Pavel’s many accomplishment, here’s a link to a tribute from his colleagues at the University of California, San Diego.