Blythe Corbett

  • Vanderbilt University

    TEDx VanderbiltUniversity is April 18

    Vanderbilt Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement team is hosting the seventh annual TEDxVanderbiltUniversity on Tuesday, April 18. This year’s event will take place in Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music. Read More

    Mar 10, 2023

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    Young female research participants needed for pubertal development study

    Principal investigator Blythe Corbett, Ph.D., and the SENSE Lab team are seeking females enrolled at 6, 8, 10 and 12 years of age and followed annually over four years. Read More

    Oct 26, 2022

  • The Year of the Ladybug by Blythe Corbett

    Youth with autism perform ‘The Year of the Ladybug’ June 17–18

    Youth with autism will take the stage to perform The Year of the Ladybug, a play that reminds us that everything you need to know about life you can find in the garden. Performances are scheduled for Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, at 7 p.m. in Vanderbilt’s Wyatt Center Rotunda. Read More

    Jun 13, 2022

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    Females with autism reach puberty earlier: study

    Blythe Corbett, PhD, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and investigator with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, recently led a study which found that on average, females with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experienced the onset of puberty 9.5 months earlier than their peers. Read More

    Feb 25, 2021

  • The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (Vanderbilt University)

    VKC Hobbs Discovery and Strategic Priorities grants announced

    A Nicholas Hobbs Discovery Grant and a Director’s Strategic Priorities Grant have been awarded to Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigators for 2019-20. The grants aim to further understanding of how social information is processed within the reward circuit and explore the creation of an objective measure of social information processing. Read More

    Mar 7, 2019

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    SENSE Theatre to perform ‘The Makeover’ March 8-9

    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator Blythe Corbett and her winter 2019 participants of the SENSE Theatre program will bring the original musical The Makeover to life March 8 and 9 at Belmont University’s Troutt Black Box Theater. The performances are the culmination of practice and hard work put in by research participants on the autism spectrum as well as trained typically developing peer actors who will join them on stage. Read More

    Feb 19, 2019

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    Study to track teen development in those with, without autism

    A new Vanderbilt study examining stress in teens with and without autism spectrum disorder is now enrolling participants, thanks to a $2.3 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Read More

    Jan 25, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt leads study investigating impact of theatre on youth with autism

      Autism researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and two other universities have received a $2.99 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to conduct a four-year multisite project investigating the impact of theatre and peer mediation on the social competence of youth with autism spectrum… Read More

    Jan 15, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    NIH launches website for StoryCorps project

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching its Voices of the NIH Community website, which features a collection of StoryCorps audio recordings from patients, families, researchers, doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers in both the NIH and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) communities. Read More

    Jul 28, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    SENSE Theatre Camp presents ‘The Year of the Ladybug’ June 17-18

    "The Year of the Ladybug" is the capstone performance of the SENSE Theatre Summer Camp for youths with autism spectrum disorders and peer actors. The performances are free. Read More

    Jun 14, 2016

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    The most popular research stories of 2015

    With discoveries ranging from the origins of consciousness to the end of the universe, 2015 was a year of incredibly diverse research at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Dec 28, 2015

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    Theatre program benefits children with autism: study

    Children with autism who participated in a 10-week, 40-hour, theatre-based program showed significant differences in social ability compared to a group of children with autism who did not participate, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Read More

    Sep 30, 2015

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    Brain study sheds light on how children with autism process social play

    Brain scans confirm significant differences in play behavior, brain activation patterns and stress levels in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as compared with typically developing children. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Vanderbilt University examined social play exchanges on multiple levels, revealing associations among brain… Read More

    Jan 26, 2015

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    Children with autism benefit from peer solicitation

    iStock Peer solicitation – a child inviting another to play – can improve reciprocal social interaction among children with autism, according to a Vanderbilt University study released today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Researchers studied playground interactions between children with autism and typically… Read More

    Dec 12, 2013

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    Theatre offers promise for youth with autism, Vanderbilt study finds

    A novel autism intervention program using theatre to teach reciprocal communication skills is improving social deficits in adolescents with the disorder that now affects an estimated one in 88 children, Vanderbilt University researchers released today in the journal Autism Research. Read More

    Oct 22, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    ResearchMatch adds registry for autism disorders

    ResearchMatch, a national on-line volunteer recruitment service hosted by Vanderbilt University, has launched a sub-registry for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to increase the participation of children and adults with autism in clinical research studies. Read More

    Jan 31, 2013

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    Vanderbilt autism experts available for World Autism Day, National Autism Awareness Month

    Autism experts from Vanderbilt University are available for interviews on World Autism Awareness Day, designated by the United Nations as April 2. Read More

    Mar 30, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast Extra: Making theatre magic

    What happens when you combine research on autism with theatre? You get a unique camp that ends with a grand performance and a greater purpose. Carole Bartoo and videographer Mike Todd take you on this unique journey for children with autism in this VUCast Extra. [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Aug 5, 2011

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    Children with autism take center stage at SENSE Theatre

    Vanderbilt researcher uses theater as therapy for children with autism. Read More

    Jun 24, 2011