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$2.5M grant supports study that examines link between math and reading comprehension

Feb. 1, 2017—The research represents one of four Learning Disabilities Innovation Hubs established by the NIH in 2012.

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New juvenile drug treatment courts guidelines grounded in research

Jan. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers helped re-write the guidelines for America's Juvenile drug treatment courts.

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GRE may be poor predictor of science success: study

Jan. 19, 2017—Since it was created in 1949, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) has been one of the most widely used requirements for admission to U.S. graduate schools. As a predictor of performance and success in graduate school, however, the exam is not without its critics.

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Participate in Vanderbilt Kennedy Center study that aims to teach kids how to cope with stress

Jan. 4, 2017—The study aims to promote children’s healthy adjustment by teaching families about stress, providing parenting information that may reduce feelings of depression, and teaching children coping skills.

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Broken shoulder leads to carpal tunnel syndrome surgery study

Dec. 13, 2016—After injuring his shoulder, a psychology professor collaborated with his orthopedic surgeon on a study to see how quickly patients regained their typing speed after carpal tunnel surgery.

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Study finds Common Core’s take on fractions is on target

Dec. 12, 2016—Research using a computer game concludes teaching fractions on a number line is highly effective.

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Type of psychotherapy matters in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

Dec. 12, 2016—A new study has found that the type of psychotherapy used to treat the gastrointestinal disorder irritable bowel syndrome makes a difference in improving patients' daily functioning.

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Early math knowledge related to later achievement

Dec. 6, 2016—Findings will inform educators and school administrators developing curricula for the early years.

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Right resources at the right time goal of public-private partnership for Nashville youths

Nov. 21, 2016—A nearly $5 million grant from the National Institute of Justice will fund a five-year partnership between the Office of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Metro Schools, Oasis Center and Vanderbilt.

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Finally, a type of face that men recognize better than women

Nov. 16, 2016—A study finds men are better at recognizing Transformer faces while women are better at recognizing Barbie faces, supporting the theory that we're more likely to recognize what we're used to seeing.

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App will help children with disabilities and challenging behavior

Nov. 11, 2016—A new app has been funded to help parents of young children with disabilities to manage challenging behaviors.

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High School seniors advance in prestigious Siemens competition 

Oct. 26, 2016—Three MNPS seniors were recognized for projects they completed as part of their participation in The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt.

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