Thursday, November 4, 2010

Research Down Syndrome fundraiser supported by NJ First Lady

September 25, 2010:  New Jersey First Lady, Mary Pat Christie hosted a reception and dinner at Drumthwacket, the Governor’s mansion, in support of Research Down Syndrome(RDS). Speakers included Mrs. Christie, Governor Chris Christie, Roger Reeves, Ph.D. professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and member of the RDS Scientific Advisory Board, and TV host Geraldo Rivera. Mrs. Christie was presented with an award by RDS for her commitment to Down syndrome cognitive research. Roger Reeves informed attendees that a number of potential targets have been identified for the development of drugs that will impact memory and learning in persons with Down syndrome, and that clinical trials are anticipated within the next year. Wall Street Journal columnist Bill McGurn, and “On the Record” host Greta van Susteren also attended the event, and you can read their accounts of the evening in blog entries: Bill McGurn’s New Jersey Rules and Greta van Susteren’s Greta Wire. 

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