Dr. Edgin is Racing to Make A Difference in Cognition

Categories: Ds Research, Other, Runners Program
When Dr. Edgin started thinking about running, she was motivated by a desire to get stronger and healthier.  She had begun to notice the effects of neglecting exercise while she balanced her family duties with a full schedule as an assistant professor at the University of Arizona and as the Director of Memory Development Disorders Laboratory. However, …

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A Tribute to Dr. Michael Harpold

Categories: Ds Research, News
Scientist, Advocate and Friend   Dr. Michael Harpold was Chief Scientific Officer of the LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation, and served as Chair of the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board since its inauguration in 2006. He was involved with LuMind since 2005, and served as member of the Board of Directors (2006-2010), Chief Executive Officer (2007-2010), and Chief …

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Every Minute Counts: PBS Feature About Alzheimer’s in the US

Categories: Ds Research, Other
Watch Every Minute Counts on PBS
If you haven’t seen Every Minute Counts, the PBS documentary about Alzheimer’s disease in the United States, you should. Powerful personal stories combined with expert commentary paint a telling picture of the potential social and economic impact to this country unless a medical breakthrough for Alzheimer’s disease is discovered. In this post, we are sharing …

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Down Syndrome Organizations Give to Research

Categories: Meet Our Friends, News, Other, Why Support Research?
We are proud to be affiliated with those in the community who help individuals with Down syndrome (Ds) and their families make sense of early childhood interventions, individualized education plans (IEPs), strategies for inclusion, and most importantly, create a welcoming environment that celebrates the abilities in people with Ds and connects them to one another. …

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LuMind RDS Research Partner Jamie Edgin Wins $2.9 Million Grant

Categories: Blog, Clinical Trials, Ds / Alzheimer's Connection, Ds Research, Meet Our Friends, News, Other, Why Support Research?
This holiday season, LuMind Research Down Syndrome is celebrating Dr. Jamie Edgin and her newly awarded five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) to expand research on developing the Arizona Cognitive Testing Battery. Dr. Jamie Edgin is an assistant professor of psychology and serves as the associate head …

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