Research at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Home of the Rett Syndrome Program

Innovative research pathways at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center include genetics and genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, bioengineering, brain imaging and analysis, multiple animal models, and biobanks. Equally important is the Center’s 50-year history of partnering with families in their homes, schools, and communities to improve quality of life for family members with disabilities, promoting independence and inclusion.

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is a part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Its reputation for excellence has made it a major center for patient referrals throughout the Mid-South. It combines transformative learning programs and compelling discoveries to provide distinctive personalized care. In rankings of U.S. News & World Reports, its hospital is ranked #1 in Tennessee, #1 in Audiology, with 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation’s best. It also is among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the U.S.