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Author: Jennifer Wetzel

Peabody, Vanderbilt Brain Institute launch nation’s first doctorate in educational neuroscience

May. 30, 2012—Vanderbilt is launching the country's first doctorate in the emerging field of educational neuroscience.

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Memorial Day weekend one of LifeFlight’s busiest ever

May. 29, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center saw perhaps its busiest weekend ever this Memorial Day holiday, with more than triple the volume of patients treated during a typical weekend. LifeFlight, Vanderbilt’s air trauma unit, responded to more than 70 of the area’s most critical patients, filling Vanderbilt’s Emergency Department and Trauma Unit with tragic and often preventable...

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Sophisticated Talk: Robust preschool experience offers lasting effects on language and literacy

May. 22, 2012—New research from Peabody finds that preschool teachers’ use of sophisticated vocabulary and analytic talk about books, combined with early support for literacy in the home, can predict fourth-grade reading comprehension and word recognition.

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Trauma nurses initiate pledge against distracted driving

May. 15, 2012—Nurses at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Level-1 Trauma Center are taking a pledge to raise awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving. These caregivers, who treat hundreds of seriously injured patients each year due to distracted driving, want to see an end to behind-the-wheel activities taking attention away from the road.

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Stedman receives Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Distinguished Alumnus Award

May. 11, 2012—Clinical and developmental psychologist Donald J. Stedman received Peabody's Distinguished Alumnus Award during Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 11.

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New Peabody graduates fill teaching roles in Nashville’s lowest-performing middle schools

May. 10, 2012—Peabody's Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools program graduates its first cohort of students.

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Bess receives statewide honor for research, service

May. 4, 2012—Peabody professor Kimberly Bess received a statewide honor for her research in one of Nashville's most underprivileged communities.

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Next Steps at Vanderbilt holds spring commencement

Apr. 30, 2012—Second class graduates from Next Steps at Vanderbilt, a two-year certificate program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to offer free workshops for families of children with autism

Apr. 17, 2012—April is Autism Awareness Month, and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders is teaming with the Tennessee Department of Education to offer free, half-day workshops across the state for families of children with autism. Designed to offer high-quality information and support, these workshops were created in response to a...

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to hold free forum on autism research April 21

Apr. 13, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy will host a free community forum on autism Saturday, April 21.

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Latest research on key education policies to be presented April 13-17

Apr. 11, 2012—Peabody faculty will present research on the nation’s key issues in education at the AERA conference April 13-17.

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Programs for Talented Youth receives grant to aid low-income gifted students

Apr. 6, 2012—A grant for Programs for Talented Youth will fund scholarships for low-income gifted students.

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