December 11, 2012

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to host Science Day, Jan. 15

The sixth annual Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day program will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Student Life Center.

It will include three first-time features — a Data Blitz, where nine Vanderbilt faculty will do 5-minute presentations on a wide range of developmental disability research; a video of national scientists identifying what they believe are the most important accomplishments in their fields now and likely in the future; and VKC Director Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., on the VKC “Looking Forward.”

All are welcome to attend. The registration site is here. 

The agenda:

10 a.m. — Registration and poster hanging open. About 125 posters have been selected.

11 a.m. — Welcome

11:05 a.m. — Data Blitz by VKC members/investigators (three topics/presenters in each theme area)

  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Clinical, Behavioral, and Intervention Research
  • Systems Neuroscience

Noon-2 p.m. — Poster session (lunch available throughout)
Session 1 judging noon - 1 p.m.
Session 2 judging 1-2 p.m.

2:15 p.m. — The Future of Developmental Disabilities Research: Diverse Perspectives

2:30 p.m. — The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Looking Forward: Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D.

3 p.m. — Wine and cheese reception and continued viewing of posters

4 p.m. — Posters removed