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Final Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series lecture set for March 28

Mar. 15, 2018—Margaret Livingstone, Ph.D., the Takeda Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, will present this year's final Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series Lecture on March 28.

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Registration open for 2018 Tennessee Disability MegaConference

Mar. 15, 2018—Registration is open for the 2018 Tennessee Disability MegaConference, to be held May 24–25 at the Nashville Airport Marriott. This year’s theme is “Rising Strong Together.”

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Silence, denial keeps America steeped in opioid addiction, Kennedy says

Mar. 14, 2018—Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy advocated for better treatment of mental health issues and spoke candidly about his struggles during a Chancellor's Lecture Series discussion on Tuesday.

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Vanderbilt study affirms effectiveness, promise of telemedicine for autism evaluations

Mar. 12, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have found that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be accurately diagnosed in young children via remote, telemedicine assessments, a method that could significantly increase access and reduce wait times for autism services. In a first-of-its-kind study, the researchers compared the accuracy of rapid telemedicine evaluations to in-person evaluations...

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Research participants needed for neurofibromatosis study focused on reading difficulties

Mar. 1, 2018—The Vanderbilt Education and Brain Sciences Research Lab is seeking participants age 8 to 20 for a research study focusing on reading difficulties and neurofibromatosis.

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Mark Seidenberg delivers Educational Neuroscience talk April 6

Feb. 23, 2018—The lecture will focus on the need to look closely at linguistic differences between language used in the home and in schools.

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SENSE Theatre presents ‘HATS’ March 9-10

Feb. 16, 2018—SENSE Theatre and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will present the play "HATS" at 7 p.m. March 9 and 10 at the Troutt/Black Box Theatre Complex on Compton Avenue, near Belmont Boulevard. SENSE Theatre includes youth with autism spectrum disorder and trained peer actors from the University School of Nashville.

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Research study: Looking for ways to reduce stress in your family?

Jan. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's Helping Families Cope with Stress Study aims to promote children's healthy adjustment by teaching your family about the nature and effects of stress. Research participants are needed.

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AAIDD honors three Kennedy Center investigators

Jan. 25, 2018—The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) announced its 2018 award recipients, which include three people affiliated with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC).

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Nettles to chair state DIDD advisory council

Jan. 18, 2018—Arie Nettles, PhD, associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center member, has been appointed by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam as chair of the Statewide Planning and Policy Council of the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). Nettles has served as a member of the council since 2014.

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Vanderbilt leads study investigating impact of theatre on youth with autism

Jan. 15, 2018—  Autism researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and two other universities have received a $2.99 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to conduct a four-year multisite project investigating the impact of theatre and peer mediation on the social competence of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The multisite intervention project...

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center announces Discovery and Strategic Priorities grants

Jan. 10, 2018—Three Nicholas Hobbs Discovery Grants and two Director’s Strategic Priorities Grants have been awarded for 2018-19, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has announced.

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

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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