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Three from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center recognized

Jun. 28, 2017—Two national disability-related organizations representing professionals and families are recognizing the accomplishments of three Vanderbilt Kennedy Center members.

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Remembering Floyd Dennis, disability civil rights advocate

May. 17, 2017—H. Floyd Dennis, professor of special education, emeritus, died April 17 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was 89. As a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researcher, Dennis was founding director of the Kennedy Center Institute on Youth and Social Development.

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Memorial service for Professor Vivien Casagrande set for April 12

Mar. 24, 2017—A memorial service for Professor Vivien Casagrande is planned for April 12 in Benton Chapel.

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Neul named new director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Mar. 7, 2017—Jeffrey Neul, M.D., Ph.D., division head of Child Neurology and vice chair for Developmental Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, has been named the new director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. He will join Vanderbilt on Aug. 1.

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Gene mutation discovery may hold autism clues: study

Feb. 2, 2017—Researchers at Vanderbilt have identified what may be a genetic “smoking gun” for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) — a mutation in the gene for the critical neuronal protein CaMKII.

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VKC workshops to discuss disability resources related to health care, HS transition, accessing services

Jan. 25, 2017—Disability resources related to health care, transition from high school, and accessing disability service information will be the focus of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Spring 2017 Britt Henderson Training Series.

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First graders needed for longitudinal reading study

Jan. 19, 2017—The Education and Brain Laboratory in the Department of Special Education at Peabody College is seeking participants for a longitudinal study investigating children's reading progress from second through fifth grades.

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Adults and children needed for ‘listening in noise’ study

Jan. 11, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers are seeking participants for a study of how children and adults listen in the presence of background noise. Specifically, the researchers want to learn why children have a harder time listening in noisy environments than adults.

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Participate in Vanderbilt Kennedy Center study that aims to teach kids how to cope with stress

Jan. 4, 2017—The study aims to promote children’s healthy adjustment by teaching families about stress, providing parenting information that may reduce feelings of depression, and teaching children coping skills.

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Discovery sheds new light on Angelman, Prader-Willi syndromes

Dec. 22, 2016—A mutation associated with epilepsy and autism also is responsible for a “pale eye” trait in two rare genetic disorders, Angelman syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome, neuroscientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center reported this week.

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Rett syndrome expert Neul to speak at Kennedy Center on Friday

Dec. 13, 2016—Jeffrey Neul, M.D., Ph.D., division head of Child Neurology and vice chair for Developmental Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, will present a lecture on Friday, Dec. 16, at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC).

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Kennedy Center lecture on “Brain Injury in Premature Birth and Developmental Delay” set for Nov. 29

Nov. 8, 2016—Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., Wolf-Pack Chair in Neuroscience Research and director of the Center for Neuroscience Research with the Children’s Research Institute at Children’s National Medical Center, will present a lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC).

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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