Earlier this month, Dr. Marcia Van Riper received the North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance Community Partner Award for all her advocacy efforts for people with Down syndrome in NC and their families. Dr. Van Ripper, a professor in the PhD Division here at the School, is currently a visiting scholar at the University of NavarreĀ in Spain. Beth Skelton, one of her PhD mentees whose work focuses on care coordination for families in which there is a child with Down syndrome, accepted the award on her behalf.