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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

Chinese educators collaborate with Vanderbilt for two-week learning exchange

Oct. 29, 2012—Peabody's Educational Leadership Learning Exchange will convene to increase knowledge of education policies between the U.S. and China.

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Dollar General gift aids youth literacy clinic

Oct. 18, 2012—The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a $50,000 youth literacy grant to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic. The foundation’s youth literacy grants are awarded to assist with the implementation of new, or to expand already existing, youth literacy programs and the purchase of new technology, books, materials or software for literary programs. The...

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosts autism study tour for French disability professionals

Oct. 17, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosted nine social workers with the CREAHI Campagna-Ardenne, a regional center in France that provides services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The visitors heard nine presentations, many by faculty and staff from the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders, on topics including assessment and diagnosis, family training and...

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Vanderbilt expert available for comment on Supreme Court affirmative action case

Oct. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Stella Flores, whose research shows institutions would lose diversity under race-neutral admissions policies, is available for comment on the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court affirmative action case.

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U.S. Department of Education grant aids work in special education

Oct. 2, 2012—A grant from the U.S. Department of Education will continue to fund the development of coursework and teacher training materials for students with disabilities.

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LifeFlight rolls out mobile emergency command center

Oct. 2, 2012—by Jerry Jones Middle Tennessee emergency crews have a new tool available for them to help manage large scale events and disasters. A mobile emergency command and communications bus is now available from Vanderbilt LifeFlight, free of charge, to any hospital or emergency agency to help with interagency coordination and communications. Vanderbilt LifeFlight secured the...

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Former teachers’ return to classroom feeds workforce, gender differences prevalent

Sep. 26, 2012—New research examines what factors lead to teachers re-entering the teaching profession after exiting.

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Sustaining, ‘scaling up’ effective practices of urban high schools focus of research

Sep. 24, 2012—Researchers are examining what characteristics make some large, urban high schools particularly effective with low-income and minority students.

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Little evidence supports medical treatment options for adolescents with autism

Sep. 24, 2012—Despite studies that show that many adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders are being prescribed medications, there is almost no evidence to show whether these medications are helpful in this population.

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VKC creates training video for legal field

Sep. 20, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has partnered with the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission and the Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tennessee to develop a training video that will help attorneys and legal agencies work with people with disabilities.

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Photo: Vanderbilt flight paramedic among first responders honored by state officials

Sep. 14, 2012—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s Chief of Staff Mark Cate and Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons were among several state officials to honor 24 individuals from across the state for their service as emergency first responders. Among those honored was Vanderbilt flight paramedic Jason Deal. The First Responder Awards Ceremony, held at the Tennessee...

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Medical Center mourns loss of Lemonds

Sep. 12, 2012—Brent Lemonds, M.S., R.N., EMT-P, administrator for Service Improvement at Vanderbilt University Hospital, died Sunday from a pulmonary embolism while recovering at his home from a recent orthopaedic surgery. He was 50.

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