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Core E: Participant Recruitment & Assessment Services  

Core E provides services that promote the successful recruitment and initial assessment of research participants at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC), a Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Center (EKS-IDDRC). Core E also provides VKC investigators with access to epidemiologically based study samples. Specifically, Core E has the following aims: 1) to provide VKC investigators with ready access to families and participants with different types of disabilities by going directly to communities of interest locally and statewide, by using web-based materials, and by leading a research participant registry focused on several disability groups; 2) to offer VKC investigators easy access to novel epidemiological and longitudinal samples via State of Tennessee linked administrative databases on demographic and health-related variables (e.g., birth, death, marriage, divorce, hospital discharge); 3) to provide consultation and training to VKC investigators in psychological, cognitive, and behavioral assessments; and 4) to contribute to the accurate diagnoses of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) for the growing number of VKC investigators who need access to this population. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $281,311.00
Project Number 2P30HD015052-29
Principal Investigator Dykens, Elisabeth May
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Not specific to SP Questions: Not specific to Strategic Plan Questions (Other)
Strategic Plan Objective O. Not specific to objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Vanderbilt University
State/Country Tennessee
Web Link 1 Core E: Participant Recruitment & Assessment Services (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Core E: Participant Recruitment & Assessment Services | $286,854.00 | 2010 | 5P30HD015052-30
Core E: Participant Recruitment & Assessment Services (supplement) | $25,956.00 | 2009 | 3P30HD015052-29S1