CONGRESSIONAL HEARING | Global Down Syndrome Foundation

CONGRESSIONAL HEARING

Hearing DC 

 

 

WATCH CLIP: Frank Stephens
Quincy Jones Advocate, Global Down Syndrome Foundation  

WATCH CLIP: Michelle Sie Whitten
President & CEO Global Down Syndrome Foundation
Executive Director Anna & John J. Sie Foundation

   WATCH CLIP: Joaquín Espinosa, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Co-Lead, Molecular Oncology Program and University of Colorado Cancer Center, Executive Director, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

WATCH CLIP: Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Congresswoman from Washington, House Republican Conference Chair

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017  |   Washington, DC

Down Syndrome: Update on the State of the Science & Potential for Discoveries Across Other Major Diseases

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, which provides federal funding for the National Institutes of Health, held the first ever hearing on current and future research funding priorities to accelerate scientific discovery that will benefit individuals with Down syndrome and lead to new therapies to treat Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and other major diseases. 

The subcommittee listened to testimony from senior Members of Congress, internationally recognized researchers, and leaders from the Down Syndrome Community.  This represents an important opportunity to build congressional support for increased federal funding for Down syndrome research.

PANEL ONE:

               Rodgers

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Congresswoman from Washington (R-WA) House Republican Conference Chair

Bustos

Rep. Cheri Bustos
Congresswoman from Illinois
(D-IL) Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee

Sessions

Rep. Pete Sessions
Congressman from Texas
(R-TX) Chair of the House Rules Committee

 

PANEL TWO:

Whitten

Michelle Sie Whitten, MA 
President & CEO
Global Down Syndrome Foundation
Executive Director
Anna & John J. Sie Foundation

Mobley

Dr. William Mobley
Executive Director, Down Syndrome Center for Research and Treatment, and Florence Riford Chair of Alzheimer’s Disease Research, UC San Diego

Espinosa

Dr. Joaquín Espinosa, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Co-Lead, Molecular Oncology Program and University of Colorado Cancer Center, Executive Director, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

Stephens

Frank Stephens,
Quincy Jones Advocate, Global Down Syndrome Foundation

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