A little past due, but happy official Rare Disease Day!
Fun (AKA slightly depressing) facts:
-30 million Americans have a rare disease.
-Two-thirds of them are children. 356 more words
The Robert Whitney Newcomb Memorial Scholarship/Internship Award is a scholarship/internship for high school juniors started by a professor at the University of Maryland in memory of his son who worked at NIH in brain research. 193 more words
Nearly 17,000 federal government employees made more than $200,000 last year, according to a report on Tuesday.
The National Journal took compiled data from FedSmith.com, showing the breakdown of the 16,900 federal workers who were paid $200,000 as a base salary. 196 more words
We appreciate Dr. Michael Harpold for being such a road warrior on behalf of the Down syndrome community.
On February 9-10, 2015, Dr. Harpold, LuMind Foundation’s Chief Scientific Officer, attended the biennial NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015, a major forum for the dynamic development of coordinated Alzheimer’s disease research efforts under the Congressionally-mandated National Alzheimer’s Plan. 121 more words