Overview of research priorities definitive of Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center core grants, funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
To access Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Research Support services, Vanderbilt faculty must apply for membership.
The National Scientific Advisory Board brings a broad, national perspective to the Center's research, advising the Center's scientific leaders on promising research directions, administrative arrangements and program directions, and funding possibilities.
The major research areas of the VKC IDDRC are organized into four thematic research areas in which researchers interact regularly, sharing theoretical orientations and methodologies, but who vary widely in their academic disciplines. The four research themes are: basic mechanisms, cognitive processes and interventions, mental health and interventions, and life impact.
The Core research support units, as established by our role as a Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, support research by providing services to support cutting-edge research by providing activities that promote collaboration and by attracting new investigators to the field.
A private, interactive website designed to enhance communication among researchers affiliated with the national network of Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Research Centers
Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, (615) 322-8945
Karoly Mirnics, M.D., Associate Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, (615) 936-1074
Jan Rosemergy, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, (615) 322-8238
Tim Stafford, Director of Operations, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, (615) 322-8233