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Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Apr 8, 2021

Dr. Vellody was joined by NDSC Senior Education Policy Advisor Ricki Sabia to discuss topics surrounding Education in people with Down syndrome.  Ricki shared her extensive expertise in this area as well as her personal experiences as a mother navigating the educational landscape.

Ricki Sabia | National Down Syndrome...


Mar 21, 2021

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, we had some VERY special guests including my brother and parents!  Listen in as they discuss their experiences 46 years ago this month and how they compare to today.  


Mar 15, 2021

Dr. Andrew Nowalk, pediatric infectious diseases specialist at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, joins Dr. Vellody to talk about current topics of variants, vaccines, and a new study in Down syndrome from the T21-RS group.  

Medical vulnerability of individuals with Down syndrome to severe COVID-19–data from the...


Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Jillian Rork joins the podcast again today as a board certified pediatric dermatologist to discuss skin conditions in Down syndrome.  This is Part 2 of a video podcast series on this topic.  Topics in today's episode include:

  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Acanthosis...


Feb 25, 2021

Dr. Vellody was joined by specialists from the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Feeding Team to discuss techniques to effectively feed infants with Down syndrome.  Many thanks to our guests on the podcast:

  • Uzma Faisal (Lactation)
  • Jamie Scheller (Occupational Therapy)
  • Sheri Rosen (Speech Therapy)