Training and Education (Core A)

  • Training and Education

    Training and education related to intellectual and developmental disabilities is provided year-round for multiple audiences, including predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, faculty researchers, clinicians, professionals in a wide range of disciplines, disability service providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members. The IDDRC community guides activities through an annual call for lecture series nominations and Lecture Committee appointed by the Director, faculty proposals for research conferences and workshops, and IDDRC core-led training. The disability community guides activities through the Community Advisory Council, and participation in the TN Developmental Disabilities Network, and VKC leadership participation in state and national disability organizations.
  • Opportunities for Researchers and Students

  • Events

    Communications staff plan, schedule, coordinate, and manage events. These include Lectures on Human Development and Developmental Disabilities, Clinical and Translational Research Series, Neuroscience Graduate Program Seminars, Research Ethics Grand Rounds, Core-sponsored training, annual Science Day, special lectures, research conferences, a lay-language lecture series, and meetings. Researchers may propose events or schedule meetings with guest lecturers.

    Services include:
    • Event planning
    • Handling correspondence; arranging transportation, lodging, and meals
    • Planning agenda and arranging meeting facilities
    • Producing and disseminating preliminary and final agendas or programs
    • Handling publicity
    • Managing on-line registration and follow-up evaluation
    • Arranging technical support
    • Processing reimbursement of lecturers or conference participants
    • Coordinating reservation for Room 241 research event space (reservation form and policies)

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  • Key Personnel:

    • Courtney Taylor, M.Div., Communication and dissemination consultations, event planning, newsletters, media, podcast, product development
    • Elizabeth Turner, Event management, dissemination, website updates, social media, Monday Morning Message, travel awards
    • Jon Tapp, VKC website and related websites, StudyFinder, IT

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