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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

Little evidence supports autism treatment options in adolescents

Aug. 27, 2012—There is insufficient evidence to support findings, good or bad, for therapies currently used in adolescents and young adults with autism.

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Peabody’s Flores co-develops brief for U.S. Supreme Court in support of University of Texas diversity policies

Aug. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Stella Flores was one of 21 researchers nationwide who developed an amicus brief summarizing key research on affirmative action in anticipation of the case, Fisher v. University of Texas, scheduled to go before the U.S. Supreme Court in October.

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Vanderbilt Peabody education experts available for back-to-school stories

Aug. 8, 2012—Education experts from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are available to speak about merit pay, No Child Left Behind, school choice, immigration, pre-K, reading, gifted education, financial aid, ESL, bullying and more.

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Camp Hope helps young burn patients on road to recovery

Aug. 2, 2012—Spirits and self confidence soared as thirty former patients of the Vanderbilt Burn Center gathered July 25-28 for Camp Hope, a free, annual event for burn survivors ages 6 to 16.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to hold free symposium on fragile X

Jul. 30, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Fragile X Treatment Research Program will present information and current research on fragile X at a symposium titled “Transitions and Adulthood.” The free event is Monday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt and is open to family members, friends, researchers, clinicians, students, community professionals and disability advocates....

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: Why the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act still matters

Jul. 16, 2012—Christopher Loss, assistant professor of public policy and higher education at Peabody College, authored this opinion piece about the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act.

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Photo: Lifting Lives

Jul. 12, 2012—Country music artist Luke Bryan visits with participants of the recent ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, a partnership between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Academy of Country Music. The residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome and other developmental disabilities and providing music enrichment through performance and education. (courtesy ACM/Getty Images)...

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VUMC doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Jun. 29, 2012—The Fourth of July is a day of picnics, parades and celebrations, and nothing quite says Independence Day like fireworks. However, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts.

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Grant bolsters VU autism training for Tennessee educators

Jun. 25, 2012—A grant from the Tennessee Department of Education will allow the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders to conduct statewide autism training for Tennessee's schools.

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New mobile ‘app’ helps medical center monitor hand washing compliance

Jun. 18, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is serious about hand hygiene. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hand hygiene is the single most important intervention to prevent the spread of infection from one patient to another patient. And now, Vanderbilt physicians, nurses and IT specialists have collaborated to create a wireless software application to more...

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Sengupta receives NSF CAREER award

Jun. 14, 2012—Peabody's Pratim Sengupta has won a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

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Effective high schools, ‘scaling up’ less effective schools subject of upcoming conference

Jun. 5, 2012—The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools will host a conference on effective high schools and transferring those methods to less effective schools June 10-12.

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