Dr. William Mobley Testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee
March 30, 2004
Dr. William Mobley, founding Board member of DSRTF and Director of the Center for Research and Treatment of Down Syndrome at Stanford University, testified on March 30, 2004 before the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies of the Appropriations Committee. He was introduced by Congressman Pete Session of Texas, who has a son with Down syndrome.
Dr. Mobley testified as to the importance of increasing federal funding for Down syndrome cognition research at the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control:
"Today we can boldly predict that Down syndrome is not too complex to understand, it is not too difficult to treat, and it is not too late to treat."
"I feel strongly that in order to advance Down syndrome research, we must expand the field. It is only through the infusion and cross-fertilization of new ideas coming from scientists who are experts in other areas of research that we will be able to understand the complex genetic, molecular and cellular disturbances that characterize the neurobiology of Down syndrome."
To view Dr. Mobley's full testimony, click here.