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Special Olympics honors Wilkerson Center, Hearing and Speech Sciences

Jan. 21, 2021—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.

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Jackson’s gift to help children with hearing loss

Feb. 13, 2020—In honor of her parents, Joyce Jackson established The Hazel J. and George W. Fellendorf Childhood Deafness Fund at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center to support programs that benefit children with hearing loss.

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Autism study tracks musical rhythm as possible treatment

Nov. 6, 2019—Researchers are partnering to study musical rhythm synchronization as a part of social development and how it’s disrupted in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in hopes of developing music interventions for improving social communication.

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Tennessee-based congressional staff spend day at Vanderbilt

Jul. 2, 2014—Tennessee-based congressional staff members spent the day on campus June 25 to learn firsthand about Vanderbilt services and resources.

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Ben Folds featured at ‘Music and Mind’ symposium

May. 28, 2014—Ben Folds is featured at “Music and the Mind,” a free symposium sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute June 12.

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Otolaryngology lands performance excellence award

Dec. 12, 2013—The Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) is awarding Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center’s Department of Otolaryngology with its Commitment Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee recognition program.

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Photo: It takes a village

Apr. 11, 2013—Christmas Village, a three-day shopping extravaganza run by a volunteer board made up of Pi Beta Phi alumni, raised $336,000 for the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center from its 2012 event.

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Workshop for people who stutter April 6

Mar. 20, 2013—The National Association of Young People Who Stutter is hosting a one-day course for children who stutter and their families. Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences and The Stuttering Foundation, the workshop will be a fun-filled, informative conference for children, teens and adults who stutter and the families...

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High Fidelity: Cochlear implant users report dramatically better hearing with new Vanderbilt process

Mar. 5, 2013—Longtime cochlear implant users are reporting such dramatic improvements in their hearing, thanks to new image-guided programming methods developed by Vanderbilt University researchers.

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Photo: Show of support

Feb. 7, 2013—Tom and Vickie Flood recently visited with students at the Mama Lere Hearing School at Vanderbilt. The Floods’ philanthropy supports endowment for faculty, graduate students and research in childhood hearing loss at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center.

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Discount on hearing aids through end of year

Dec. 14, 2012—Receive a 20 percent employee discount on hearing aids now through the end of December at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. Contact: Erin M. Bernardo, (615) 936-5498

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