Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day
NOTE: To ensure the safety of all students, faculty, and staff, organizers have decided to postpone 2020’s Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day, originally scheduled for Sept. 10, until 2021.
Science Day goals
- Promote “centeredness” by providing a scientific forum.
- Provide an opportunity to present significant research findings.
- Encourage research collaboration.
A Tradition With Innovation
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center supports basic/molecular, applied, and clinical research and training. The VKC has more than 300 faculty researchers, staff, and affiliate members working together across disciplines to create basic and clinical scientific discoveries, to translate research into best practices, and to train the next generation of researchers and practitioners. The ultimate goal is to make positive differences in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
More than 100 posters will be presented by undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research faculty, and research staff conducting research in labs or research programs of VKC members and investigators. Prizes will be awarded among undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows for best research poster in each of the following research themes:
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
- Clinical, Behavioral, and Intervention Research
- Systems Neuroscience
In addition, all poster presenters (first authors) become VKC Affiliates and are eligible to compete for VKC travel awards to present at a scientific or professional conference in the next year. Posters presented at other scientific or professional meetings within the last year are eligible for submission.