Congratulations to our UQ colleagues on being recognised for outstanding contribution towards scientific advancement related to Down Syndrome.
2017 World Down Syndrome Day Awards
On Tuesday 14 March 2017, ahead of World Down Syndrome Day on Tuesday 21 March, Down Syndrome International (DSi) announced the recipients of the 2017 World Down Syndrome Day Awards.
The World Down Syndrome Day Awards are presented to individuals or organisations whose voluntary, professional or scientific activities have strengthened and enriched the lives of people with Down syndrome, or contributed to scientific advancement related to Down syndrome.
Recognition for UQ
This award is for the Down Syndrome Research Program at The University of Queensland (“UQ”) – the researchers, participants with Down syndrome, families and benefactors.
The program has included a number of aspects; however, the centre-piece is a longitudinal study which began with babies and their families in 1978. In 2018, the longitudinal study will celebrate 40 years of continuous research with these individuals and their families.
The Latch-On Program, also from The University of Queensland, is very proud of our association with the Down Syndrome Research Program at the School of Education.