Down Syndrome Directions: New Research Plan Released

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the release of Down Syndrome Directions: The National Institutes of Health Research Plan on Down Syndrome. (December 2014)

You will find the full plan at Down Syndrome Directions (PDF, 71 pages)

The revised plan is an updated strategy to advance research related to Down Syndrome and to meet new research goals and objectives. (The first research plan was released by NIH in 2007.)

The Plan was developed by the NIH Down Syndrome Working Group with input from members of the public-private Down Syndrome Consortium, external researchers, health care providers, and self advocates and families.

Features of the revised plan include:

1. A new focus on Down Syndrome and aging

2. A call for more research on associated health conditions

3. A detailed listing of additional research since 2007

Read New Directions for Research to Improve the Health of Those with Down Syndrome

Related Links

Down Syndrome Consortium

http://downsyndrome.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Research on Down Syndrome

http://downsyndrome.nih.gov/research/Pages/default.aspx

DS-Connect: The Down Syndrome Registry

https://dsconnect.nih.gov/

Down Syndrome Directions

http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/Documents/DSResearchPlan_2014.pdf

NIH, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/overview/directors_corner/prev_updates/Pages/031914-down-syndrome.aspx

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