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Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Archives

Rousseau appointed to NIH study group

Jun. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt researcher Bernard Rousseau, Ph.D., is being appointed to the Motor Function, Speech and Rehabilitation Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, for the term beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2020.

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Preschool program for children with autism set to open

May. 8, 2014—A preschool program for children ages 18-36 months with autism or suspected autism is opening in mid-July at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center (BWC), with plans to expand to children ages 3-5 in the near future.

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Get discount on hearing aids during May

Apr. 22, 2014—May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center is offering a 20 percent discount on hearing aids for Vanderbilt employees and retirees from May 1-31. For more information, visit VanderbiltBillWilkersonCenter.com/hearingdiscount. Contact: Kate Carney, (615) 936-5016

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Wilson set for Discovery Lecture

Mar. 6, 2014—Blake Wilson, D.Sc., a pioneer in the development of cochlear implants and co-director of the Duke Hearing Center, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 13.

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Initiative allows remote hearing tests for newborns

Aug. 22, 2013—A telemedicine initiative in Vanderbilt’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is working to make follow-up hearing tests for newborns more accessible in rural areas of Tennessee, while teaching young pediatric audiology and pediatric speech language pathology students to treat patients remotely.

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Neurological Physical Therapy Residency gains accreditation

Aug. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson’s Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute (PBPRI) and Belmont University’s School of Physical Therapy are receiving accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for their collaborative Neurological Physical Therapy Clinical Residency instituted last year.

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