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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Archives

CapABILITY Career Expo is May 25

Apr. 5, 2016—TennesseeWorks and the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management are hosting a CapABILITY Career Expo on May 25. There, employers will share career information and recruit job candidates with disabilities.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center TRIAD celebrates Autism Awareness Month

Mar. 24, 2016—April is Autism Awareness Month, and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders is preparing a series of events to increase autism awareness and promote acceptance and inclusion in the community.

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VKC presents April lectures about autism, mentoring and LGBTI issues

Mar. 10, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) will host three events the first week of April covering the topics of ethical considerations of mentoring through differences, translational research in autism spectrum disorder, and conversations at the intersection of disability and LGBTI issues.

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Erik Carter serves as expert speaker at Congressional briefing

Mar. 9, 2016—Changing post-school pathways of youth and young adults with severe disabilities was the focus of Erik Carter’s presentation at a Congressional briefing.

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Next Steps students celebrate courage and dreams

Mar. 4, 2016—The students of Next Steps at Vanderbilt are this year’s recipient of the Perry Wallace Courage Award.

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Sleep research for parents of children with ASD expanded

Feb. 25, 2016—The expansion of sleep education sessions through a research study will allow more parents to learn effective sleep strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Obama names Vanderbilt’s Chris Lemons among extraordinary early-career scientists

Feb. 19, 2016—President Barack Obama has named Vanderbilt researcher Christopher J. Lemons among the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. It is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

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Kennedy Center to host Faith and Disabilities Community Conversations

Feb. 11, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Disabilities and Religion program is hosting community conversations in Davidson and Williamson counties to brainstorm with key stakeholders about increasing opportunities for meaningful participation for people with disabilities and their families in communities of faith.

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Dykens to step down as director of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Feb. 9, 2016—Elisabeth Dykens, Annette Schaffer Eskind Professor and director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, has announced plans to step down from her role as the center’s director. To assist with the transition, she will continue to serve in this role until a successor is identified.

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Dykens to step down as Vanderbilt Kennedy Center director

Feb. 9, 2016—Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Annette Schaffer Eskind Professor and director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC), has announced plans to step down from her role as the center’s director. To assist with the transition, she will continue to serve in this role until a successor is identified.

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Parents and children needed for research study on reading development

Jan. 29, 2016—Participants are needed for a research study investigating reading development in children.

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Autism study links sensory difficulties, serotonin system

Jan. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have established a link between the neurotransmitter serotonin and certain behaviors of some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a link that may lead to new treatments for ASD.

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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.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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