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Project Opportunity: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (paid!)

Posted by on Friday, September 9, 2022 in Newsletter.

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and Vanderbilt Data Science Institute present: “Using Data Science to Investigate Important Questions in IDD Research”

Friday, September 16 from 10:00 – 11:30, with catered lunch to follow.

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center – Magnolia Place

This workshop will include a presentation in current data science techniques with an emphasis on how they can be applied to Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) research by Chief Data Scientist Jesse Spencer-Smith. Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigators who have used data science methods in their work will give brief presentations about the questions answered and methods used.

The last part of the workshop will focus on an “idea pitch’” where Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigators and their students will have the opportunity to give brief, informal (2-3 minute) presentations about questions they are interested in investigating and data they may have available to them, and then Data Science Institute faculty and students will discuss what might be possible using data science methods.

This meeting is intended to be a launching point for VKC faculty to make grant proposals that include DSI graduate students, and therefore would be paid positions. This event is timed to facilitate 2nd year capstone projects, but any DSI student is eligible.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out this short interest form.

For more information about the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, see

For more information on IDD-READS grants, see

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