Day 32: Dunn, N.C. to South Hill, Va.

Welcome to VirginiaToday’s road was long and rolling, but it was a spectacular day for riding. The route took us mostly through tobacco fields – tobacco as far as the eye can see. Some friendly dogs joined us, but no trouble. We crossed into Virginia and enjoyed the sight of well-preserved historic homes set in the beautiful rolling hills. It was a near-perfect day for biking.

Today I thought a lot about the finish line on Friday at the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation 21st Annual Family Support and Medical Conference in Baltimore. I am so excited to meet so many families and children – some I’ve met before, many I am looking forward to meeting for the first time. These families and children are truly inspiring. Read more »

NPC conference highlights

Now that I’ve finished the ride, I wanted to take time to say how proud I am of the College of Science’s contribution to the second annual Michael, Marcia, and Christa Parseghian Scientific Conference for Niemann-Pick Type C Research earlier this month. Several of the conference’s presentations highlighted research contributions from the laboratories of Notre Dame faculty and the efforts of their graduate and undergraduate research students.

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