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Grant to help explore critical issues in Down syndrome

Oct. 25, 2018—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) has received a one-year $604,000 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to use Vanderbilt University Medical Center electronic medical record information and biological samples to develop a deeper understanding of critical issues in Down syndrome and to provide an infrastructure for future analyses.

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Next Steps students celebrate courage and dreams

Mar. 4, 2016—The students of Next Steps at Vanderbilt are this year’s recipient of the Perry Wallace Courage Award.

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Down Syndrome group honors McMillan

Nov. 20, 2014—Elise McMillan, J.D., received the Mollie Burd Gavigan Service Award from the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT) in recognition of McMillan’s “instrumental role in improving the lives of individuals with Down syndrome in Middle Tennessee.” The award was presented recently at the annual DSAMT Buddy Race.

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Graduate of Next Steps program receives 2013 Self-Advocate Award

Oct. 25, 2013—The Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee has honored Will McMillan, a 2013 graduate of Next Steps at Vanderbilt, with the 2013 Self-Advocate Award.

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Team William raises funds

May. 30, 2013—Inspired by William Spickard, Peabody alumna Andrea McDermott Sanders, M.Ed., founded “Team William” in 2005 to support scholarships for children with Down syndrome to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic.

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Researchers discuss ethical considerations of ‘curing’ disabilities

Apr. 14, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers from the Department of Pediatrics, Peabody College and the Divinity School joined with parent advocates for a panel discussion on the ethical considerations of "curing" disabilities.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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