Julie Lounds Taylor

New directorship holder are: (front row, from left) Jonathan Soslow, MD, MSCI; Jill Simmons, MD; Lori Jordan, MD, PhD; Janice Law, MD; Angela Jefferson, PhD; Carrie Menser, MD; Muktar Aliyu, MBBS, DrPH, MPH; Tracy Frech, MD, MSCI; Peter Embí, MD, MS, (back row, from left) Meredith Pugh, MD, MSCI; Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS; Harvey Murff, MD, MPH; John Graves, PhD; Paul Sternberg Jr., MD; Joshua Robinson, OD; Fabien Maldonado, MD, MSc; Jonathan Brown, MD; Lori Ann Kehler, OD; and Julie Lounds Taylor, PhD. (photo by Donn Jones)

Directorships honor leaders, philanthropic partners

Nineteen leaders have been named as holders of directorships at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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.

Taylor named to federal autism advisory committee

Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D., has been appointed to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, (IACC) the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced recently.

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Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention: study

Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities.

Kennedy Center trio recognized for intellectual and developmental disabilities contributions

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) recently recognized two Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) staff members and one VKC investigator for their service in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Employment may improve autism symptoms: study

More independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder, according to a new study released in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.