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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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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center leaders receive awards from The Arc Tennessee

Jun. 2, 2016—The Arc Tennessee recognized the accomplishments of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) leaders with three awards at the Tennessee Disability MegaConference in May.

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Kennedy Center receives three awards from disabilities association

Jan. 5, 2012—The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) recognized the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center with three awards at their annual conference in November. The VKC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) received the association’s 2011 Council on Community Advocacy Award (COCA), nominated by COCA and the center’s Community Advisory Council Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., VKC...

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