Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Apr. 11, 2021—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (VKC TRIAD) is partnering with Meharry Medical College’s Department of Pediatrics to host a special virtual lecture on Wednesday, April 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. CT.
Apr. 7, 2021—Haylie Miller, assistant professor of movement science and applied exercise science and director of autism and developmental disorders research at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology, will discuss “Hidden Challenges: Visual and Motor Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder” on Monday, April 19, from 4:10 to 5:10 p.m. CT. It is the final Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Lecture on Development and Developmental Disabilities for 2020-21.
Mar. 18, 2021—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will welcome Jonathan Jackson, founder and executive director of the Community Access, Recruitment and Engagement Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, as its next speaker for the 2020-21 Kennedy Center Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities.
‘Risks of Alzheimer’s Disease in Adults with Down Syndrome’ webinar and introduction to research study is March 29
Mar. 8, 2021—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee will co-sponsor a webinar, “Risks of Alzheimer's Disease in Adults with Down Syndrome and Introduction to a Research Study,” on Monday, March 29, from 7 to 8 p.m. CT.
Feb. 19, 2021—Whatever our perspective—trainees and students, researchers, health care professionals, service providers, educators, individuals with disabilities or family members, or simply concerned citizens—we see ways that the disability service system can be improved. One dimension of changing service systems is educating legislators and other public policy makers. The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will host Educate to Advocate 2021 on Tuesday, March 2, from 4 to 5 p.m. CT.
Feb. 17, 2021—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will conduct its next Kennedy Center Lecture on Development and Developmental Disabilities on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 4:10-5:10 p.m. CT. Terrie Moffitt, Nannerl O. Keohane University Distinguished Professor of Education and Training at Duke University, will discuss “Charting Four Decades of Changing Mental Disorders, From Childhood to Midlife.”
Nov. 13, 2020—Several Vanderbilt diversity and inclusion programs are spotlighted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs on a list of disability and inclusion resources meeting the agency’s criteria.
Haywood, early director of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and pioneer in research on developmental disabilities, has died
Oct. 30, 2020—H. Carl Haywood, professor of psychology, emeritus, and former Kennedy Center director, died Oct. 12 in Nashville. He was 89.
Oct. 19, 2020—The IDD-Reads Grant Awards competition is open to teams consisting of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigators/members and their trainees and Vanderbilt Data Science Institute faculty/trainees (including affiliated faculty), CHIPI or Department of Health Policy. The objective is to conduct pilot projects consistent with the mission of the VKC using innovative data science tools.
Sep. 16, 2020—Donna and Jeffrey Eskind, whose generous gifts have advanced Vanderbilt research that is improving lives, have made a new commitment of $2 million to endow a new chair in autism spectrum disorder research in the School of Medicine.
Turning Heads: The Vanderbilt Brain Institute has emerged as a hub of discovery as neuroscience’s influence expands
Aug. 5, 2020—The VBI recently marked its 20th anniversary, a span that has seen the institute’s wide-ranging missions—including administering the university’s Neuroscience Graduate Program, as well as postdoctoral training and community outreach—steadily coalesce under a single umbrella.
‘Brave in the Attempt’: The early history of Tennessee Special Olympics is closely tied to Peabody and Vanderbilt
Jul. 29, 2020—Under Jack Elder, EdS’73, the Tennessee Special Olympics program became recognized as one of the strongest and best managed. For athletes then and now, after five decades, Special Olympics is a chance to prove what they can do when given the opportunity.