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Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Nov 21, 2019

Dr. Vellody was joined by the foremost experts in the world regarding sibling topics related to Down syndrome.  Ms. Levine and Dr. Skotko have numerous publications and have lead many national workshops on this topic. 

More information on sibling workshops can be found at:


Oct 31, 2019

Melissa Parisi and Lisa Kaeser fro the National Institutes of Health joined Dr. Vellody on the podcast today to discuss current research at the NIH.  Specifically, they discussed the DS-Connect registry and the INCLUDE research project.  Information on both of these studies can be found at: 

DS-Connect® Registry:

Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Vellody is joined on the podcast by Duke faculty members Dr. Priya Kishnani and Dr. Sarah Hart.  Together they discuss the common hematologic (blood) issues seen in Down syndrome and highlight the findings of a very recently published study on anemia in Down syndrome.


Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Vellody is joined on the show by Rob Snow, a stand-up comic whose life was changed by his son.  He now has a traveling improv group called The Improvaneers - and all the comedians have Down syndrome.  Find out more information at  

Aug 21, 2019

Bryan Gratton joined Dr. Vellody today on the podcast to discuss two of his favorite interests - wholistic financial advising, particularly around people with special needs and the Night to Remember event. 

Bryan can be reached at: