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For young black men, HIV prevention program reflects innovations

Oct. 23, 2017—HIV infections in the United States have declined 18 percent in recent years, but in the African American community, the figures remain disproportionately high.

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It’s not just about the money, say STEM students of color

Oct. 19, 2017—In a new study, black and Latinx students said it was important for them to use their careers to help others.

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New faculty: Yolanda J. McDonald, assistant professor of human and organizational development

Oct. 19, 2017—A self-described “medical geographer,” Yolanda J. McDonald, an assistant professor of human and organizational development, begins each new research project with the “where” of things, before getting to the who, what, when and how.

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Autism & Innovation center established to help people with ASD find meaningful work

Oct. 12, 2017—Creating a model pipeline that will assist adults on the autism spectrum find innovative jobs is the purpose of Vanderbilt University’s new Center for Autism & Innovation.

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New faculty: James Booth, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Neuroscience

Oct. 12, 2017—One of James Booth’s biggest research challenges is keeping his young subjects from getting wiggly while measuring their brain activity during an MRI scan. As a neurocognitive researcher, he uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to tease out how children’s brains develop academic skills.

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WATCH: A 45-year study has changed the way we view giftedness

Sep. 14, 2017—Film and television actor Andre Braugher (“The Mist,” “City of Angels”) lends his voice talent to the 14-minute mini-documentary about the nation's foremost study of giftedness.

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RTI is getting a bad rap, say education researchers

Sep. 11, 2017—When schools are unable to properly and rigorously implement the complex RTI structure, it’s not fair to say the program itself is ineffective.

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Vanderbilt faculty funded to train researchers to study school leadership

Sep. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers are among those from 10 institutions to benefit from $6.5 million in funding by the Institute of Education Sciences to train and develop education scientists.

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Research-practice partnerships strengthen ties with Vanderbilt faculty

Aug. 17, 2017—Education researchers shared knowledge with representatives of research-practice partnerships from across the nation.

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Polyn elected fellow of Association for Psychological Science

Aug. 15, 2017—Associate Professor of Psychology Sean Polyn has been elected as a 2017 fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

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Inaugural R.A.C.E. Mentoring Conference for scholars of color held at Vanderbilt

Jul. 24, 2017—More than 160 professors, graduate students and P-12 educators gathered for a weekend of workshops, panel discussions focused on the unique challenges faced by scholars of color.

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New research identifies best coping strategies for kids

Jul. 20, 2017—A comprehensive new Vanderbilt study published in "Psychological Bulletin" outlines which coping strategies work best.

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