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Free symposium on autism, neuroscience and perceptual thinking

May. 18, 2016—“Neuro-diverse: A Symposium on Autism, Neuroscience and Perceptual Thinking” and an associated evening lecture – both free and open to the public – will take place on the Vanderbilt campus Monday, May 23.

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Search launched for director of Vanderbilt Brain Institute; Emeson to serve as interim

May. 9, 2016—A national search will be launched this fall for the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today. Current VBI Associate Director Ron Emeson will begin a term as interim director effective July 1.

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Kennedy Center’s Neuroscience & Education Symposium is June 2–3

Apr. 28, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) and Currey Ingram Academy present the third annual Neuroscience & Education Symposium on Thursday and Friday, June 2–3, on the Currey Ingram Academy campus in Brentwood.

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Brain Blast

Mar. 10, 2016—Brain Blast, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, attracted about 325 children and 300 adults to a variety of free, hands-on activities directed by 50 volunteers, including Vanderbilt graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members.

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Events on tap to raise awareness about the brain

Feb. 25, 2016—March is Brain Awareness Month at Vanderbilt University, and the public is invited to hear national experts discuss their research on autism and other brain disorders.

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Study shows brain function differs in obese children

Jan. 21, 2016—The brains of children who are obese function differently from those of children of healthy weight, and exhibit an “imbalance” between food-seeking and food-avoiding behaviors, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found.

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Baylor’s Angelaki set to deliver next Flexner Discovery Lecture

Jan. 7, 2016—Dora Angelaki, Ph.D., the Wilhelmina Robertson Professor and chair of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, will provide a “computational perspective on autism” during the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 14.

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VUMC’s Baganz honored by Society for Neuroscience

Nov. 12, 2015—For her contributions to public communication, outreach and education about neuroscience, Nicole Baganz, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in Pharmacology, received the 2015 Next Generation Award from the Society for Neuroscience.

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Nine professors honored at endowed chair holder celebration

Sep. 9, 2015—The extraordinary achievements of nine Vanderbilt endowed chair holders were lauded at a Sept. 8 celebration during which generous donors were thanked.

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Origins of neuroblastoma

Aug. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers are exploring how neuroblastoma tumors begin and progress, knowledge that could provide new treatments for this pediatric cancer.

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Vanderbilt to host conference of leading music cognition researchers

Jul. 30, 2015—Hundreds of the world’s leading music cognition researchers are coming to Nashville from Saturday, Aug. 1, to Wednesday, Aug. 5, as Vanderbilt plays host to the biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition.

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Signals of schizophrenia

Jul. 9, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a possible molecular mechanism of schizophrenia that could lead to new treatments for the disorder.

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