Elise McMillan

Julie Lounds Taylor and Pablo Juárez appointed new co-directors of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) has announced new leadership for its University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Julie Lounds Taylor, PhD, and Pablo Juárez, MEd, BCBA, LBA, have succeeded Elise McMillan, JD, who retired June 30.

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Elise McMillan to retire as Vanderbilt Kennedy Center UCEDD director

Elise McMillan, JD, has announced she will retire from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center this month.

Project seeks to treat Alzheimer’s in people with Down syndrome

A joint project between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Vanderbilt Center for Cognitive Medicine will help deliver Alzheimer’s disease therapies and treatments to people with Down syndrome (DS). 

Next Steps at Vanderbilt takes huge leap forward thanks to federal grant

Tennessee’s first postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities, Next Steps at Vanderbilt, will expand significantly thanks to new federal funding.

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Kennedy Center for Excellence lands five-year renewal grant

The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has awarded a five-year, $2.7 million grant to continue the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC).

Photo: Anniversary celebration

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