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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

All-Stars: Dynamic educators and researchers join Vanderbilt’s distinguished faculty

Nov. 7, 2019—This fall Vanderbilt welcomed its newest faculty members to campus, and their impact is already being felt, both in the classroom and through their wide-ranging research.

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Register for the 2019 Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters Conference

Oct. 17, 2019—Register for the upcoming 2019 Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Conference on Nov. 9, 2019. The conference is for adult siblings who have a brother or sister with a disability, siblings-in-law and professionals or other family members interested in sibling issues.

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New faculty Elizabeth Biggs: Nurturing potential in students with disabilities

Sep. 29, 2019—Peabody College assistant professor Elizabeth Biggs’ introduction to the academic field that would become her passion started with a misunderstanding.

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Register to attend 2019 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day through Sept. 12

Sep. 11, 2019—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's 2019 Science Day will showcase more than 100 posters submitted by undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research faculty and staff conducting research in the labs or programs of VKC members and investigators. Science Day is set for Tuesday, Sept. 17, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt celebrates opening of Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

Jul. 29, 2019—The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, a new center that brings engineers, business scholars and disabilities researchers together with experts in neuroscience and education to understand, maximize and promote neurodiverse talent, celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, July 25.

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Health professionals who serve individuals with disabilities needed for research study

Jul. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers are seeking health professionals from various health care fields who currently work professionally with individuals with disabilities in their professional practice to share their experiences as part of a research study.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center U54 Research Project Grant deadline extended to June 21

Jun. 17, 2019—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development announces a call for proposals for the U54 Research Project Grant. This grant award competition is open to VU and VUMC faculty who are investigators or members of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, or who have begun the process for membership at the time of the application submission.

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Treating core Rett syndrome symptoms

Jun. 6, 2019—A new study published in Neurology reports the drug trofinetide has proven safe and effective in treating core symptoms of Rett syndrome in female children and adolescents.

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Vanderbilt KidTalk seeking toddlers with language delays for research study

May. 17, 2019—Researchers with Vanderbilt KidTalk are looking for families willing to participate in a study looking at the effects of a language intervention for children 27-30 months with language delays.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center call for proposals for disabilities research project

May. 14, 2019—The mission of the VKC is to facilitate discoveries and best practices that make positive differences in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

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VKC Hobbs Discovery and Strategic Priorities grants announced

Mar. 7, 2019—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.

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The Innovation of Autism: The newly endowed Frist Center for Autism and Innovation seeks to unlock unique talents

Feb. 19, 2019—The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation seeks to transform workplaces by developing new technologies based on the specific skills and talents of people with autism, effectively inspiring advances that can lead to meaningful employment and a fuller life.

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