Vanderbilt Kennedy Center News Thursday, February 29, 2024

Arie Nettles, PhD, professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Retired, at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has never been the silent type.

Health equity champion Arie Nettles retires

Last Updated: 2/8/2024 11:30:04 AM

Something was wrong. Eleanor had not begun to walk or form words. Her behavior and mannerisms were unusual for an 18-month-old.

Nonprofits support quest to cure childhood epilepsy

Last Updated: 12/5/2023 9:15:56 AM

Sleep experts recommend permanent standard time to best support human health.

Debate Over Changing the Clock Winds On

Last Updated: 11/9/2023 11:34:32 AM

Educate to Advocate Virtual Public Policy Workshop

Educate to Advocate Virtual Public Policy Workshop

Last Updated: 11/2/2023 3:41:14 PM

Study with a million-plus subjects finds shared genetic susceptibility to tobacco, alcohol, opioid and cannabis addictions.

Brain Genetics Influence Profile of Addiction Risk

Last Updated: 9/14/2023 1:47:34 PM

New understandings emerge of the psychiatric, cognitive and behavioral cues that precede motor symptoms in Huntington’s disease.

Brain Manifests Early Signs in Huntington’s

Last Updated: 6/7/2023 6:49:31 PM

Kennedy Center Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities: “Empathy and Morality Should Not Be Conflated”

Empathy and Morality Should Not Be Conflated

Last Updated: 5/5/2023 3:08:21 PM

Kennedy Center Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities: "The Healthcare Transition for Youth with ASD"

The Healthcare Transition for Youth with ASD

Last Updated: 4/25/2023 4:35:05 PM

VKC Special Lecture: "Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder"

Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Last Updated: 4/6/2023 3:55:17 PM

When a parent needs to cook dinner or take a shower, often they will place their baby in a bouncy seat, swing, exersaucer, or similar seating device intended to protect the baby and grant a degree of independence to both the parent and infant. For many parents, these devices represent a helpful extra set of hands; for babies, the freedom to safely explore their immediate surroundings. As useful as these devices are to both parents and infants, they may present trade-offs regarding their effect on infant’s exposure to adult language, which is critical for language development. That’s according to a new study by researchers at the Stress and Early Adversity Lab at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development.

Infant seating devices may reduce language exposure

Last Updated: 3/7/2023 12:23:52 PM