COVID-19 Response and Our Research

We at EBRL hope that you and yours are doing well and staying safe in this unprecedented health event going on in the United States and across the world.

 

The times we are in are difficult for research and we here at the Education and Brain Science Research Lab are committed to the health and safety of both the participants and staff of our lab. Vanderbilt University itself has implemented social distancing measures on campus to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 (corona) virus into the further community and keep high risk individuals protected.  To that end, on campus visits for research have temporarily been suspended for the next few weeks and all staff are currently working virtually from home. We will keep in close contact with our currently scheduled participants in the upcoming weeks and keep them appraised of the situation as it develops, but if you would like to stay up to date on Vanderbilt’s response to the ongoing health crisis and find out more about how to protect yourself, go here: (https://www.vanderbilt.edu/coronavirus/)

 

We will be in close contact with our participants going forward, and will keep everyone informed as things progress. In the meantime, the lab has gone off-site in the best practice of social distancing. To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus on your own, please see this guide on some general rules and guidelines that might help.

Congratulations 2019 Vanderbilt Graduates!

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EBRL is very proud to be the home to a large amount of talented individuals. Over time sadly those people may come and go, but we are always overjoyed to celebrate their successes along the way. This is the start of so many wonderful things for so many people in our lab and we couldn’t be happier for them.

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Congratulations 2019 graduates! Onwards ever higher!

Brain Blast 2019: The Aftermath

Brain Blast 2019 was an outstanding success for EBRL!

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The team was there, bright and early before all of the patrons, setting up our stations, a fun journey through the reading brain. We brought our handy-dandy “portable MRI” so the kids could all see what it was like to be a part of one of our research studies, and played they scanner noises so people could know what an MRI sounded like. Then, they got to color their way through each part of the reading network, and play a fun game for each part! At the very end, they got to even make their own reading network. The day was filled with fun and learning about the brain and the visitors never stopped!

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Not to worry if you missed the event this year, there’s always the next! We will definitely be there!

EBRL in the News: NICHD Puts Spotlight on Young People with NF1

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Health and Human Development recently featured EBRL with this tweet:

Citing this article:

https://www.ctf.org/news/vanderbilt-university-educational-study-seeking-young-people-with-nf1

Referencing to our continuing campaign recruiting young children with Neurofibromatosis 1 for our research study. We thank them for highlighting one of our current studies and hope it continues to attract more families to contact us for participation. If you are interested, please read the short article above highlighting our NF1 project and if you would like to participate, please contact us by email or phone (contact information is available at the bottom of the page and on our “Contact Us” page).

 

For more information on our current studies, please visit:

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