We’re very pleased to announce that NIH has just released the updated document “Down Syndrome Directions,” the NIH Research Plan on Down Syndrome. The research plan will provide another great way to work with the DS community to further research efforts.
“In succeeding the previous NIH Plan for Down Syndrome released in late 2007, ‘Down Syndrome Directions’ represents a very important plan for Down syndrome research,” said Dr. Michael Harpold, LuMind’s Chief Scientific Officer and also chair of the DS-Connect® Governance Board. “The plan builds on the very dramatic research progress and incorporates significant new directions to address the health of children and adults with Down syndrome.”
‘Down Syndrome Directions’ was developed with input from the entire Ds community and the many comments and ideas were compiled by the NIH staff.
Added Dr. Harpold, “We especially thank NIH for their sincere consideration and incorporation of the many feedback comments from those in the Down syndrome community, including individuals, organizations and the researchers and clinicians. We look forward to continuing to work together with the NIH, and all of the community, in implementing this plan and furthering significant progress in creating new opportunities for all children and adults with Down syndrome.”
To read or download a PDF of “Down Syndrome Directions,” visit NIH’s publication page.
For more information on the DS-Consortium, please visit their webpage.