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FXS Awareness Day

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In the heart of South Carolina’s capitol, Dr. Jane Roberts, Dr. Jessica Klusek, Robin Blackwood, and the Kuperman family shared their personal experiences with Fragile X syndrome in honor of the proclamation of July 22, 2018 as Fragile X Awareness Day.  Thank you to everyone who came out to the State House to celebrate this

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Superheroines of Fragile X Research!

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Being trailblazers of Fragile X research is no small feat!  Dr. Bridgette Tonnesen, Dr. Debra Reisinger, and Dr. Jane Roberts attended the National Fragile X Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio last week where they presented their research alongside the world’s leading Fragile X experts.  This family-friendly forum which occurs every two years helps families affected by FXS

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Governor Henry McMaster declares July 22nd Fragile X Awareness Day

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Although the genetic underpinnings of Fragile X syndrome are known by scientists , it often goes undetected due to lack of awareness among the public and sometimes in the medical community.  We are proud of South Carolina for increasing efforts to raise awareness about this condition, with the aim of helping patients with the fragile

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Advocating for Children’s Health

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Local community leader, Robin Blackwood, headed to Washington, D.C. to share the story of her son Sam, who was diagnosed with fragile X syndrome, with legislators. Blackwood joined parents from around the nation as part of the 14th annual Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day. Blackwood advocated for children’s health, particularly to safeguard care

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Calling for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in the USC Arnold School of Public Health!

The lab of Dr. Jessica Klusek (SCFamilyStudy.com) is pleased to announce the availability of one full-time NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship position. This is a two-year position, with the option to extend to three years. The focus on this position is on language, literacy, and adult outcomes in fragile X syndrome. The fellow will also have the

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Undergraduate Hannah Thomas highlighted by UofSC Today!

Hannah Thomas didn’t think she was interested in a career working with children. Now, after spending three years conducting research in two College of Arts and Sciences’ psychology department labs, the May graduate can’t imagine doing anything else but helping unravel neurological and learning issues that many children face.

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