Richard J. Traystman, PhD

Professor and Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Richard J. Traystman is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, serves on the editorial boards of several other prestigious journals, and reviews manuscripts for many journals. He has been associate editor for the heart and circulatory section of the American Journal of Physiology and was deputy editor for Critical Care Medicine. He received his bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees from Long Island University and his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University Medical Center.

Traystman has received numerous distinguished awards from both clinical and basic science organizations for his work. He has published more than 450 articles in peer-reviewed journals, has trained more than 100 fellows and students and has been funded by NIH throughout his career.

Traystman understands the challenges faced by the families of and individuals with Down syndrome. “Great strides have been made in understanding the mechanism of Down syndrome and we have learned much over the past years. The Global Down Syndrome Foundation and the Linda Crnic Down Syndrome Institute continue to need financial resources to support research, help eradicate the medical and cognitive ill effects of Down syndrome, and find ways for people with Down to integrate into our society and perform at their highest level possible. With additional resources and continued research, the future for both children with Down syndrome and their parents, is bright.”