The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center promotes an interdisciplinary approach to research. Scientists and practitioners in behavior, education, genetics, and neuroscience work together in unique ways to solve the mysteries of development and learning.
To access Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Research Support services, Vanderbilt faculty must apply for membership.
Fellowships, grants, guest lectures, research, academic training and more are available at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.
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.
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The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is nationally and internationally renowned for its research, academic and clinical training programs.