March 18, 2010

Community Forum: What's On the Forefront of Down Syndrome Research? Tuesday, March 30

6-7:30 p.m.
241 Kennedy Center/MRL Bldg
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The National Institutes of Health's research plan to advance understanding of Down syndrome and to speed development of new treatments was the topic of a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center forum in June 2008.

Since then, Down syndrome has continued to be a focal point of work at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Family members and friends, researchers, clinicians, students, community professionals and disability advocates are invited to this evening forum to learn how the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is advancing understanding of Down syndrome.

Moderator: Tyler Reimschisel, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics and Neurology; director, Division of Developmental Medicine; director, Fragile X Clinic; associate director, MIND Training Program

• Aaron Bowman, Ph.D., assistant professor of Neurology, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator
• Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, co-director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, professor of Psychology
• Sasha Key, Ph.D., research assistant professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Psychophysiology Lab
• Tracy McGregor, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, director, Vanderbilt Down Syndrome Clinic

Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee.