Gift Honors Dr. Michael Harpold

Sonya Cabral and Michael Harpold

Dr. Michael Harpold (right) speaking with Sonya Cabral at the IMDSA Research Conference.

Everyone who meets Dr. Michael Harpold, LuMind Foundation’s Chief Scientific Officer, immediately understands his dedication to Down syndrome cognition research and the Ds community.

One family of supporters, Suzanne and Carl Shepherd, are recognizing that dedication with a $15,000 gift to the foundation in honor of Dr. Harpold. The gift will support specific endeavors to ignite research and invite collaboration, two areas of importance for Dr. Harpold, who also heads up the LuMind Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. Specifically, the Shepherds are supporting new research fellowship grants for young and new investigators, and conferences, workshops, and surveys to promote collaboration and the exchange of ideas on research that may propel Ds discoveries.

“Drawing more researchers into the field, and ensuring the effective communication of research results and strategies, are key to the ultimate goal of the Ds community – new therapies to improve cognition and other effects of Ds,” explained Suzanne Shepherd in a note to the Foundation. “This donation is in honor of Michael Harpold and his many contributions to accelerating Ds research.”

LuMInd is very fortunate to have Michael working directly with the Scientific Advisory Board to  advance DS cognition research. Thank you to the Shepherd Family and to Dr. Harpold!

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