Laurie Cutting mentoring grad student

Research and Academic Training

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has a distinguished record of training behavioral and biomedical scientists who are dedicated to solving problems of development and developmental disabilities. We are dedicated to moving research from the laboratory, to the classroom and clinic, to society.

We invite you to consider an array of advanced research training opportunities associated with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Join us in making a difference in the lives of children and adults affected by disability. Link to the programs below for information about predoctoral traineeships, postdoctoral fellowships, and clinical training in neurodevelopmental disabilities.

VKC trainees include graduate students and postdoctoral fellows engaged in research training or research under the mentorship of VKC-affiliated faculty within the VKC IDDRC and individuals receiving preservice training or continuing education in a wide array of disciplines through the VKC UCEDD or Vanderbilt LEND. IDDRC, UCEDD, and LEND trainees are mentored to become leaders in their fields. As an IDDRC, UCEDD, and LEND, the VKC and its trainees are members of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), which offers numerous opportunities for trainee involvement, see AUCD Trainees.

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