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

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

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.

A cartoon from “The Story of a Boy,” created by the Rockefeller Sanitary 
Commission in the early 1900s to help educate poor residents of the South about hookworm disease. (B. STEPHANY/ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION)

Lessons Learned

In the fall of 1902, Dr. Charles Wardell Stiles, a zoologist with the U.S. Public Health Service, got a hunch that parasites were causing large swaths of the South’s rural poor to suffer an array of debilitating symptoms.

Rising Star: Jedidah Isler Is Forging New Paths in Astrophysics—and Diversity Among Aspiring Scientists

Rising Star: Jedidah Isler Is Forging New Paths in Astrophysics—and Diversity Among Aspiring Scientists

Jedidah Isler, a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in Vanderbilt’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, has emerged as an increasingly high-profile advocate for diversity among science, technology, engineering and mathematics researchers.

First In: First-Generation College Graduates Share Their Stories

First In: First-Generation College Graduates Share Their Stories

Vanderbilt Magazine spoke to several members of the Commodore community about their experiences as the first in their families to graduate from college. Here are the stories they shared.

Stassun on Producing Minority Ph.D. Recipients

Stassun on Producing Minority Ph.D. Recipients

Not long after he arrived at Vanderbilt nine years ago, Keivan Stassun, professor of astronomy, began building on a newly forged alliance with Fisk University, a historically black college just two miles from the Vanderbilt campus, in an effort to increase the number of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and other minorities earning Ph.D. degrees in science.