Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Communications professionals work on the Center website

Administrative Services

Administrative Services Core conducts and manages the Center's major financial, administrative, and clerical activities, and provides financial and administrative support for all Cores and individual research projects. With University support, grants development services are provided, as well as services related to development (e.g., foundations, individual donors), communication, education, and governance functions.

Attention Investigators!

If you make use of these services or facilities, please acknowledge this support in publications, as required by the EKS NICHD. Sample: "This research was supported by [your grant number] and NICHD Grant P30 HD15052 to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development."

Communications, Governance Committees, and Research Ethics

Dissemination services including the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center web site, print materials, distribution lists, research lectures, conferences, seminars, research ethics education, visiting scholars and more.


Assistance in raising funds from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Support for Leadership Council and Nicholas Hobbs Donor Society.

Facility and Operations

Physical maintenance, housekeeping, security, room reservation, transportation and parking.

Grants Development

Services for grant editing and formatting narrative, budget development, form pages and more.

Grants Management

Budget development, justification for NIH applications, training for staff, and more.

Graphic Services

Graphic services include design of brochures, flyers, newsletters, and journal figures.

Research Space

Allocation of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center-administered space.

Tips and Resources for Printing

Guidelines for staff to use when printing.


Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, (615) 322-8242

Tim Stafford, MMHC, Core Director, Administrative Services, (615) 715-3775

See Also...

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Links

Printable Materials and Resources