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VKC Conversation Series on Research in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: "Understanding How Research Works"

Date: November 08, 2021

Time: 5:30PM to 6:30PM

Location: Online - register for Zoom link

Event Flyer: 11.8.21 VKC Conversation lecture flyer.pdf

VKC Conversation Series on Research in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Understanding How Research Works
Monday, Nov. 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT

Research can be complicated, especially to those of us who don’t work in a hospital or a lab. Where do ideas for research come from? Why does it seem to take so long? What are all the steps between a theory and the authorized availability of a new pharmaceutical or intervention technique?

During this conversation, VKC researchers will discuss these questions and more, from the process through which potential new medicines are identified to the study and implementation of community interventions research. The presenters will also answer questions from the viewing audience in real time.


  • Jeff Neul, M.D., Ph.D., Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair and Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, Pharmacology, and Special Education
  • Paul Newhouse, M.D., Jim Turner Professor of Cognitive Disorders; Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Pharmacology, and Medicine; Director, Vanderbilt Center for Cognitive Medicine
  • Ann Kaiser, Ph.D., Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development; Professor of Special Education and Psychology
  • Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Register for the Zoom link here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9d-IdBDwT669nwn9zPwr4w

The VKC Conversation Series on Research in Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Series is designed to share research in plain, accessible language with the community while fielding questions from the audience. We invite anyone who is interested in learning more about VKC research to attend this event.

The VKC welcomes participants with disabilities. Contact kc@vumc.org for disability access information.

For accessibility information or to request an accommodation

Contact kc@vumc.org or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).