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Global Recap of 2019 NDSC Annual Convention in Pittsburgh

Left to right: Dr. Joaquín Espinosa, Dr. Laurie Ryan, Dr. Dennis McGuire, Dr. Mike Rafii, Dr. Peter Bulova, and Dr. Huntington Potter Engaging Roundtable Discussion During Global’s Roundtable, speakers talked about the importance, the issues and the milestones in research
Posted on June 29, 2019
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Global Thanks Congress, President and the White House for Maintaining Special Olympics Funding

At Global, we were shocked about the suggestions to cut the already scarce funding for students with special needs (12% of our students BTW!) and to completely defund Special Olympics. This past week, we saw our congressional heroes fiercely support
Posted on April 2, 2019
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Alzheimer’s Disease and Down Syndrome Workshop at National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda Campus

Global, Alzheimer’s Association, and other nationals co-organized a seminal third workshop recruiting some of the best minds in the field of Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.See an overview of the event here.
Posted on March 25, 2019
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World Down Syndrome Day – Denver

Save the date for World Down Syndrome Day 2020! Saturday, March 21, 2020 Down syndrome is caused by having 3 copies of chromosome 21. As such, the United Nations and over 100 countries, chose 3/21, to celebrate World Down Syndrome
Posted on February 25, 2019
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2018 DC Briefing

Cancer & Down Syndrome Explained at Amgen/Global Congressional Briefing On September 14, 2018, Biotech powerhouse Amgen and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) hosted a first-in-kind Congressional Briefing attracting world-renowned cancer speakers from both the science and the medical fields.
Posted on September 29, 2018
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GLOBAL RECEIVES MULTIPLE AWARDS

Michelle Sie Whitten receives Newsed CDC’s prestigious Civil Rights Award, along with Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), and other human rights activists As Michelle Sie Whitten, the President & CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global), fights for the rights
Posted on September 10, 2018
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NDSC 2018 – A Milestone Convention for Global

Engaging Roundtable Discussion During Global’s Roundtable, speakers talked about the importance, the issues and the milestones in research and medical care for people with Down syndrome. No seats left in the house! Speakers included: Global President & CEO Michelle Sie
Posted on July 27, 2018
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Uganda celebrates World Down Syndrome Day 2018!

Global was proud to join forces with the Global Livingston Institute to bring local organizations, families and children with Down syndrome together in Uganda’s capitol city of Kampala to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day! The theme of the event was
Posted on March 23, 2018