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Detecting and treating schizophrenia early, perhaps even before symptoms arise, could lead to better therapeutic outcomes. Studies have demonstrated differences in social function and cognition among people who later develop symptoms of schizophrenia, but less is known about pre-morbid temperament and personality.

Early detection of schizophrenia

Last Updated: 7/1/2019 9:58:15 AM

<p>(July - September at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center)</p> <p>This free exhibit features original work and reproductions of art by and about Tennesseans with disabilities that are featured in the annual arts issue of <em>Breaking Ground</em> magazine of the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities. </p>

Breaking Ground III at the VKC

Last Updated: 6/13/2019 2:15:39 PM

Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS, division chief of General Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was honored recently with the 2019 Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Research Award.

Academic Pediatric Association honors Barkin

Last Updated: 5/29/2019 9:40:37 AM

John Gore, PhD, director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), and Michael King, PhD, J. Lawrence Wilson Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, were recently elected to the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) 2019 Class of Fellows in recognition of their contributions in the field of medical and biological engineering.

Gore, King elected to 2019 IAMBE Class of Fellows

Last Updated: 5/29/2019 9:39:49 AM

Vanderbilt University astrophysicist Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy, was named Tuesday to the National Academies’ Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics (Astro2020) Steering Committee.

Stassun appointed to Astro2020 Steering Committee

Last Updated: 5/29/2019 9:39:01 AM

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VKC at Tennessee Disability MegaConference

Last Updated: 5/24/2019 11:59:44 AM

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AERA Ideas in Action - Also Noted

Last Updated: 5/15/2019 10:41:15 AM

American Educational Research Association 2018 Ideas in Action Conference

AERA Ideas in Action – Notes and Honors

Last Updated: 5/15/2019 10:32:04 AM

Using a unique computational framework they developed, a team of scientist cyber-sleuths in the Vanderbilt University Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute (VGI) has identified 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia.

Researchers find high-risk genes for schizophrenia

Last Updated: 4/18/2019 3:20:36 PM

<p>(April - June at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center)</p> <p>This free exhibit features 10 charcoal drawings created by participants from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Swaney Art Workshop. Led by artist Kat Kennedy, these artists with disabilities explored the workshop’s theme, <em>Residue and Renewal</em>, through various media such as charcoal, tape-resist painting, and photography.</p> <p>The workshop and show are a collaboration between the VKC and Metro Parks disABILITIES, made possible by a gift from the late Mary Jane Swaney. A talented artist, Swaney recognized the importance of using her passion in her efforts to give back. Through her support of the VKC art program, she shared that passion for art with people with disabilities of all ages. </p>

Residue: from the Swaney Art Workshop

Last Updated: 3/26/2019 2:09:37 PM

Kindred Stories at Disability Day on the Hill

Kindred Stories at Disability Day on the Hill

Last Updated: 2/26/2019 3:43:46 PM

Ben Scheer jumps imagination-first into big projects, and he’s not afraid of a lot of trial and error. The Vanderbilt human and organizational development and economics double major has worked on dozens of entrepreneurial endeavors ranging from coding to music to virtual reality to photography, with his biggest focus being on connecting with people and solving problems.

Student creates app for orangutans

Last Updated: 2/26/2019 12:34:11 PM

Stress contributes to psychiatric diseases including depression, eating disorders and addiction. Neurons that express the stress signal corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) in a brain region called the BNST are thought to promote negative responses to stress.

Modulating stress circuits

Last Updated: 2/15/2019 11:29:10 AM

Alacia Stainbrook, Ph.D., BCBA-D, director of Early Learning for the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (VKC TRIAD), has recently been promoted to the tile of Associate Director within the organization.

Stainbrook named Associate Director of VKC TRIAD

Last Updated: 1/18/2019 9:49:06 AM

Erin Barton, associate professor of special education, has received a grant from the Caplan Foundation to support the development of a curriculum for children with disabilities who struggle to interact and engage socially through play.

Kudos: Faculty awards, appointments and achievements

Last Updated: 12/18/2018 12:24:52 PM

Robert Fox, Ph.D., professor of Psychology, Emeritus, and a long-time member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, died Wednesday, December 12, 2018, after a short illness. He was 86.

In Memory: Robert Fox

Last Updated: 12/17/2018 12:01:40 PM

Neul Membership in American Pediatric Society

VKC director elected to American Pediatric Society

Last Updated: 12/14/2018 2:13:15 PM

Vanderbilt University’s 10 newest endowed chair holders were lauded for their exemplary teaching and scholarship during a Nov. 27 ceremony at the Student Life Center.

Celebration honors 10 new endowed chair holders

Last Updated: 11/30/2018 9:30:02 AM

The Society for Neuroscience has paid tribute to the late Vivien Casagrande’s groundbreaking research and dedication to the advancement of women in neuroscience with the Patricia Goldman-Rakic Hall of Honor Award. Casagrande, a longtime professor of cell and developmental biology, psychology, and ophthalmology and visual sciences at Vanderbilt, passed away in 2017 from cancer.

Society for Neuroscience honors Vivien Casagrande

Last Updated: 11/12/2018 10:17:30 AM

Alzheimer’s patients are five to 10 times more likely to suffer unprovoked seizures compared to healthy individuals. Alzheimer’s patients often also have reduced levels of ascorbate, or vitamin C.

Vitamin C protects brain from seizures

Last Updated: 11/9/2018 3:53:23 PM

Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS, chief of the Division of Academic General Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named Pediatrician of the Year by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (TNAAP).

Barkin named TNAAP Pediatrician of the Year

Last Updated: 10/29/2018 11:47:54 AM

Neurofilament light (NFL) is a support protein within large axons in the brain’s white matter that supports nerve signal transmission. When axons are injured, increased NFL concentrations are found in the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain, representing an important biomarker for axonal breakdown.

Probing the pathology of impaired cognition

Last Updated: 10/26/2018 10:29:54 AM

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) has received a one-year $604,000 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to use Vanderbilt University Medical Center  electronic medical record information and biological samples to develop a deeper understanding of critical issues in Down syndrome and to provide an infrastructure for future analyses.

Grant to help explore critical issues in Down syndrome

Last Updated: 10/26/2018 10:28:39 AM

Kate Margulis has been passionate about music all her life. But it wasn’t until she came to Vanderbilt to earn a master’s degree in speech and language pathology that she realized she could marry that passion to her undergraduate research in developmental psychology and language and, as a result, help children learn language skills.

Biology and the Beat

Last Updated: 10/16/2018 10:18:02 AM

Reyna Gordon, PhD, assistant professor of Otolaryngology and director of the Music Cognition Lab in the Department of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award of $2.3 million in total costs for her project, “Biomarkers of Rhythmic Communication: Integrating Foundational and Translational Approaches.”

Gordon receives $2.3 million New Innovator Award

Last Updated: 10/4/2018 9:32:34 AM

<p>(October - December at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center)</p><p>Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, this free annual exhibit features works of art by artists with a wide range of abilities/disabilities and ages.</p><p><a href="http://www.tpac.org/visiting/directions.asp">Tennessee Performing Arts Center Lobby</a>, 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN; call (615) 782-4000 for hours</p>

Creative Expressions XXIV

Last Updated: 9/27/2018 10:19:14 AM

Camilla P. Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, has announced several new appointments within Peabody College’s administrative offices.

Peabody College announces administrative changes

Last Updated: 9/5/2018 10:53:21 AM

A biochemistry instructor curious about an enzyme discovered in the damaged neurons of people with multiple sclerosis made a leap toward a potential cure for countless neurodegenerative ills.

Enzyme helps build motor that drives neuron death

Last Updated: 8/7/2018 9:48:58 AM