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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

Peabody education experts available for back-to-school stories

Aug. 1, 2013—As schools nationwide prepare for the new academic year, education experts from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews on a variety of topics.

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Vanderbilt toxicologists warn of dangers of pool chemical misuse

Jul. 31, 2013—Photo courtesy of John Pope, M.D./Vanderbilt Chemicals are added to swimming pool water to enhance and protect the water quality and minimize disease-causing germs, but these same chemicals can cause irritation, injury and even death when not handled appropriately, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center warn. While pool chemicals are vital for the reduction of...

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‘U.S. News’ again ranks VUMC among nation’s elite

Jul. 16, 2013—"U.S. News & World Report’s" newly released Best Hospitals edition again places Vanderbilt University Medical Center among the best in the nation and shows that VUMC’s specialty programs continue to grow in national prominence.

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Early spatial reasoning predicts later creativity and innovation, especially in STEM fields

Jul. 15, 2013—A new Peabody study found that early spatial ability – the skill required to mentally manipulate 2D and 3D objects – predicts the development of new knowledge, and especially innovation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) domains, above and beyond more traditional measures of mathematical and verbal ability.

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ACM, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center camp culminates in Grand Ole Opry performance

Jul. 12, 2013—ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities partnered again for the 4th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 23-29. The camp is open to individuals with Williams syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes medical and developmental problems. The program has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome...

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Training program meets ‘critical need’ for earlier autism identification

Jul. 11, 2013—A three-year study that evaluated the effectiveness of a training program designed to enhance autism spectrum disorder identification and assessment within community pediatric settings was released this week in the journal Autism.

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Vanderbilt legal, education experts: Not the end of affirmative action

Jun. 26, 2013—Law and education experts from Vanderbilt comment on the long-awaited Supreme Court affirmative action decision.

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ACM, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hold annual ‘Lifting Lives’ music camp

Jun. 21, 2013—ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner for the 4th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 23-29.

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ACM, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hold annual ‘Lifting Lives’ music camp

Jun. 20, 2013—ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 4th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 23-29. The weeklong, residential camp is open to individuals with Williams syndrome, a rare genetic condition (estimated to occur in one/7,500 births) that causes medical and developmental problems. It...

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Experts on Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind) available

Jun. 11, 2013—Peabody experts are available to talk to media regarding the bill known as No Child Left Behind.

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Division of Trauma holds free course at rural hospitals

Jun. 6, 2013—  Vanderbilt’s Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care held the first in a series of free rural trauma courses May 23 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage, Tenn. Typically, the rural trauma patient is remotely located from first responders and health care facilities, which can lead to untimely treatment of injuries. This course...

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LifeFlight receives multiple ‘Star of Life’ awards

Jun. 6, 2013—Vanderbilt LifeFlight, along with several other emergency agencies, received two Star of Life awards for their life-saving efforts at the annual Star of Life banquet, presented by Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children. Receiving recognition for saving  the life of a pediatric patient was Macon County EMS, Lafayette Fire Department and Vanderbilt LifeFlight. The LifeFlight...

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