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

Jul. 5, 2023—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

Jun. 21, 2023—Elise McMillan, JD, has announced she will retire from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center this month.

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

Sep. 30, 2021—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). 

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

Nov. 24, 2015—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

Aug. 13, 2015—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).

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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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Down Syndrome group honors McMillan

Nov. 20, 2014—Elise McMillan, J.D., received the Mollie Burd Gavigan Service Award from the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT) in recognition of McMillan’s “instrumental role in improving the lives of individuals with Down syndrome in Middle Tennessee.” The award was presented recently at the annual DSAMT Buddy Race.

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Kennedy Center trio recognized for intellectual and developmental disabilities contributions

Jun. 26, 2014—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.

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VKC creates training video for legal field

Sep. 20, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has partnered with the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission and the Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tennessee to develop a training video that will help attorneys and legal agencies work with people with disabilities.

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