Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

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.

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Overview

2014-2015 Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship in Autism and Developmental Disabilities

The program provides for formal research training and didactic instruction, as well as seminars and technical workshops at the interface of neuroscience and genomic research. The program is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Funds support six postdoctoral trainees.

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day

An event providing a scientific forum for VKC faculty, their graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Science day promotes research collaboration and provides faculty and trainees with an opportunity to present significant research findings.

Developmental Psychopathology Research Training

Program trains research scientists studying the development, life course, and prevention of abnormal behavior.

Vanderbilt University's Department of Special Education

Ranked as a top-tier special education program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for more than a decade, the department has long been a leader both in research and practice. The department ranks first in scholarly production among other departments at research universities in the United States, according to a new report by Academic Analytics.

Vanderbilt Vision Research Center

The Vanderbilt Vision Research Center promotes research and training on a wide range of problems in vision science.

Neuroscience Graduate Program

Vanderbilt Brain Institute's Neuroscience Graduate Program fosters development from trainee to independent research scientist and educator.

Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Training Program in Functional Neurogenomics

The program provides for formal research training and didactic instruction, as well as seminars and technical workshops at the interface of neuroscience and genomic research. The program is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Funds support six postdoctoral trainees.

Pharmacological Sciences Training Program

An interdisciplinary doctoral training program in pharmacological sciences at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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