We’re still here!

It’s been nearly a year since our last blog post, and what a year! At this time last year, hospitals and clinics were just beginning to get a handle on the overwhelming challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. We didn’t attempt to recruit families during those early months. One thing we did instead: adjust our study … More We’re still here!

Grant resubmission complete

We’re happy to report that we’ve resubmitted our application for R01 grant funding from the National Institutes of Health. This project is based at Case Western Reserve University and we are collaborating with University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Mayo Clinic, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill–in … More Grant resubmission complete

Time to revise!

Our PREPARE study grant application received helpful feedback from its last submission, and we are preparing a revised submission for July. The previous application focused specifically on the case of Down syndrome. This one will look more broadly at a variety of prenatally diagnosable genetic conditions, while still taking a more in-depth look at families … More Time to revise!

Grant proposal in!

I’m happy to report that, after much coffee, our grant proposal to fund the PREPARE study has been submitted to the National Institutes of Health, and is now assigned to a review committee. It will be months before we have any additional news about scoring and funding decisions, but this is a big step. Meanwhile, … More Grant proposal in!