Global Webinar Series – Spring 2019 Recap


Take A Deep Breath: Lung Infection &
Cognition in Down Syndrome

What You Need to Know

Overview & Speakers:

This webinar discusses the connection between lung infection and cognition in Down syndrome. Find out what families need to know and important new research that can benefit your loved ones with Down syndrome. Key takeaways from this presentation:

  • How Trisomy 21 leads to respiratory and autoimmune diseases
  • How infectious lung disease likely impacts cognition
  • New research on lung disease, autoimmunity, and Down syndrome that could greatly impact quality of life and help people with and without Down syndrome that face these conditions
Michael Yeager, PhD

Michael Yeager, PhD.

Michael Yeager, PhD. is an Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Bioengineering at the University of Colorado. He earned his Ph.D. at CU in Experimental Pathology and completed post-doctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes and National Jewish Hospital. His primary research interests have focused on inflammation and fibrosis of the lung vasculature and the right ventricle in children and adults with pulmonary hypertension and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Recently, he has been investigating why persons with Down syndrome are more susceptible to infectious lung disease. He is grateful to be funded to do this work by the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the American Heart Association, and the Jerome Lejeune Foundation.


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