Special Olympics

Special Olympics honors Wilkerson Center, Hearing and Speech Sciences

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Bill Wilkerson Center, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, has been awarded the Special Olympics’ Golisano Health Leadership Award for Tennessee. The award is the highest honor health partners can receive from the Special Olympics.

Olympic achievement: Children’s Hospital employee KeKe Hinds brings home the gold

“I am very competitive when it comes to sports. It’s such fun and I get to meet so many great people.”

Photo: Anniversary visitor

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) recently welcomed Timothy Shriver, Ph.D., chair and CEO of Special Olympics, as part of the center’s 50th anniversary celebration.

VKC’s Science Day explores promise of research

Recent advances in genetics and understanding how the brain works raise the possibility that intellectual developmental disabilities are treatable and some actually may be reversible.

Timothy Shriver, CEO of Special Olympics, visits Kennedy Center

“What the Kennedy Center represents is that people are willing to take seriously the needs and the potential of people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities,” Shriver said.