Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feb. 19, 2019—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.
Feb. 15, 2019—Middle Tennessee children with autism spectrum disorder are 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child Abuse Hotline by age 8.
Jan. 30, 2019—Educate to Advocate is held each year to prepare disability self-advocates, family members, and allies of individuals with disabilities to speak with their elected representatives on Disability Day on the Hill, which will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Jan. 8, 2019—A memorial service for the late Robert Fox, an emeritus Vanderbilt professor who was renowned internationally for his landmark studies of human and animal vision, is being planned for early spring.
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center MLK lecture: Lance Robertson, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan. 2, 2019—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will welcome Asst. Sec. Lance Robertson, administrator and assistant secretary for aging, Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as its 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture Series keynote speaker.