CdLS Foundation Research Grants

2008 Awards

As part of its 2008 small grants program, the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation has awarded a total of $10,000 to researchers studying various aspects of CdLS. The following projects were funded:

Dental Procedures and Anesthesia in CdLS

Ellen Alpano, D.D.S., University of Maryland Dental School.

Study of Moderator Pathways for NIPBL in the CdLS Phenotype

Marco Grados, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Medical Institution.

Examining Relations Between Challenging Behavior and Parenting Stress in Families of Children with CdLS, autism and Down Syndrome

David Richman, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Characterization of Thrombocytopenia in CdLS

Michelle Lambert, M.D., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia<

The researchers will present their findings at the fourth CdLS Scientific Symposium, slated for summer 2010 in Dallas, TX. Founded in 1981, the CdLS Foundation is a national family support organization that exists to ensure early and accurate diagnosis of CdLS, promote research into the causes and manifestations of the syndrome, and help people with a diagnosis of CdLS make informed decisions throughout their lifetime.

For more information, call 800-753-2357.