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Grant significantly expands Vanderbilt’s autism training for Tennessee educators

Jun. 17, 2015—The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has awarded a five-year, $10 million training grant to Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), continuing a 16-year partnership to provide education and training opportunities for school personnel throughout the state.

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VKC to host parental stress intervention conference July 14-17

May. 29, 2015—Instructors will split the four-day conference into two, two-day sessions, with each session focusing on one of two intervention manuals created by VKC researchers to teach parents of children with disabilities how to manage stress.

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New player in neuronal communication

May. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a novel mechanism for the development of dendritic spines – sites of nerve cell communication.

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Photo: Anniversary celebration

Mar. 12, 2015—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is celebrating 50 years of transforming the lives of people with disabilities through discovery, service and training.

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Autism Partnership founder to speak Feb. 23

Feb. 19, 2015—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will welcome Autism Partnership founder and co-director John McEachin, Ph.D., on Monday, Feb. 23, at 4:10 p.m. as he presents a lecture titled “Helping Children with ASD Become More Responsive Learners.” A reception will be held following the lecture.

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Copper toxicity and Parkinson’s

Feb. 5, 2015—A genetic predisposition to Parkinson’s disease makes neurons more vulnerable to the toxicity of heavy metals such as copper.

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Vanderbilt Star competition rescheduled for March 22

Jan. 29, 2015—Ten students from Vanderbilt University and Belmont University will compete for a one-song record deal.

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New view of dopamine heteromers

Jan. 23, 2015—Although heteromeric dopamine receptors composed of both D1 and D2 subunits have been proposed to play a role in depression and schizophrenia, recent studies suggest these heteromers do not exist.

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The most popular research news stories of 2014

Dec. 26, 2014—Electricity, learning, marijuana, outer space and planet Earth were the hot topics of 2014.

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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.

Vanderbilt Medicine

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

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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