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Grant to help explore critical issues in Down syndrome

by Oct. 26, 2018, 9:09 AM

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) has received a one-year $604,000 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to use Vanderbilt University Medical Center  electronic medical record information and biological samples to develop a deeper understanding of critical issues in Down syndrome and to provide an infrastructure for future analyses.

“This grant allows researchers to add targeted research questions related to Down syndrome across our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center,” said Jeffrey Neul, MD, PhD, VKC director, Annette Schaffer Eskind Professor and professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Special Education.

“As a part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, we’re in a unique position to do this because of Vanderbilt’s Synthetic Derivative and BioVu.”

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