Welcome to the DOC16 Foundation!
We are committed to providing information and support to families dealing with the diagnosis of a chromosome 16 disorder. While much more research needs to be done to fully comprehend these rare disorders, we hope that we can help parents better understand these diagnoses and their potential implications.
Here on our website, in addition to finding information about specific chromosome 16 disorders, you can read the personal stories of our children affected by chromosome 16 abnormalities and get connected to other parents who have experienced the same diagnosis. Please contact us for more information.
Recent Changes to the DOC16 Foundation
Effective March 1, 2013 the DOC16 Foundation will be focusing on the support and research of cases of Mosaic Trisomy 16 only. Families dealing with a chromosome 16 disorder other than Mosaic Trisomy 16 can find a great network of assistance at SOFT (Support Organization for Trisomy). If you have questions about this transition or would like more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mosaic Trisomy 16 Research Opportunity
Participants are needed for a research study of MT16 at Vanderbilt University. Participation includes completion of an online questionnaire and signing a release of medical records that provide information on trisomy 16. All participants will receive $15 compensation for their time. If you are interested in taking part in the study, please contact Martha Dudek at email@example.com or you can contact Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Note from the President
As the newly appointed President of DOC16, I’m really looking forward to helping further the growth and impact of this amazing organization. Through the work of Founder Karen Lange and many others, so many families have been positively affected and the Foundation continues to grow. I know that by working together, we can continue to fulfill the DOC16 mission. Please email me at email@example.com if you have questions, ideas or want to get involved.