Recent Press related to the BAND Lab!

Methodological Issues Plague Studies of Early Autism Interventions

Dr. Tiffany Woynaroski's panel at the 2021 International Society for Autism Research annual meeting on the state of early intervention research in autism was highlighted by Spectrum News

Pain Keeps Autistic Women and Girls Home from Work, School

A poster presentation by our collaborator Dr. Michelle Faila detailing how autistic women and girls experience pain differently at the 2021 International Society for Autism Research annual meeting was covered by Spectrum News. Principal Investigator Tiffany Woynaroski and post-doctoral fellow Jacob Feldman were co-authors of this presentation. 

Two BAND Lab Students Named Endowed Scholarship Recipients

Two BAND Lab graduate students, Kacie Dunham and Zachary Williams, were announced as recipients of the prestigous new Family S Graduate Scholarship for Autism Studies. 

Errors of Omission: Why We are Deeply Concerned About Research on Autism Therapies

Principal Insvestigator Tiffany Woynaroski co-authored an editorial article in Spectrum News with colloborators, Dr. Kristen Bottema-Beutel and Shannon Crowley of Boston College and Dr. Micheal Sandbank of the University of Texas at Austin, following up on their recently published research on how conflicts of research and adverse events are reported in the early intervention literature in autism. 

Lab Members Highlighted in VKC's Discovery

Graduate student Zack Williams is quoted  on his experiences in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's LEND program  (pages 8-9), while Principal Investigator Tiffany Woynaroski and  graduate student Jacob Feldman are pictured while recording an episode of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's new podcast, "The Promise of Discovery” (page 17).

Communicating Disabilities Research in Plain Language

Graduate student Jacob Feldman interviewed  Principal Investigator Tiffany Woynaroski and collaborators Carissa  Cascio and Mark Wallace for the third episode of the Vanderbilt Kennedy  Center's new podcast, "The Promise of Discovery.”

Frist Center for Autism and Innovation Announces 2020 Member Awards

Principal Investigator Dr. Tiffany Woynaroski's award from the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation (titled Increasing Identification of Autistic Adults and Vocational Success) was announced by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

Studies Find Thin Evidence for Early Autism Therapies

Principal  Investigator Dr. Tiffany Woynaroski discussed the findings of recent  meta-analyses (including one co-written by Dr. Woynaroski and students Margaret Cassidy, Kacie Dunham, Jacob Feldman, Prachy Mahbub, and Sweeya Raj)  on early autism interventions with Spectrum News.

Dr. Woynaroski's Award Announced by The ASHA Leader

Principal Investigator Dr. Tiffany  Woynaroski's Early Career Contributions in Research Award from the  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association was announced in their  monthly publication, The ASHA Leader.

BAND Lab Heavily Represented at VKC Science Day 2019

The BAND Lab was heavily featured in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's Notables e-newsletter's coverage of their annual Science Day. Principal  Investigator Dr. Tiffany Woynaroski's keynote lecture and leadership  were discussed, and students Peter Abdelmessih, Margaret Cassidy, and  Kacie Dunham were photographed as they presented their posters.

Woynaroski Honored by Speech Sciences Association

The VUMC Reporter was happy to announce that Principal Investigator Dr. Tiffany  Woynaroski was selected to receive the Early Career Contributions in  Research Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Evan Suzman Profiled by Vanderbilt News

Undergraduate student Evan Suzman was profiled in Vanderbilt News. He briefly discussed his research in the BAND Lab, along with his numerous accomplishments as a student athlete!

Understanding Sensory Differences

Our research on sensory differences in  school-aged children with autism was highlighted in the Vanderbilt  Kennedy Center's quarterly Discovery newsletter. Principal Investigator Dr. Tiffany Woynaroski and graduate student Jacob Feldman are pictured.

VKC Investigators Add to Field’s Understanding of How to Identify Sensory Difficulties in Autism

Graduate student Jacob Feldman discussed his recent publication in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's Notables e-newsletter.

Alexandra Golden's Research Profiled by the Center for Medicine, Health and Society

Undergraduate student Alexandra Golden's research was highlighted in the quarterly newsletter for the Center for Medicine, Health and Society!

Recipient of Autism Science Foundation Grant for Summer Research

Congratulations to undergraduate research  assistant Evan Suzman, who was named a recipient of the Summer Research  Grant from the Autism Science Foundation. Only four individuals are  selected each year!

Lab Tests May Pick Up Sensory Sensitivity in Children with Autism

Graduate student Jacob Feldman discussed  how his research in the lab links laboratory measures of sensory  function with clinical indicators of sensory sensitivity with Spectrum News.

Sensory Abnormalities Highlight Early Autism Risk

Principal Investigator Dr. Tiffany  Woynaroski discussed the potential role of sensory abnormalities as an  indicator of autism risk in infants with Spectrum News.

Automated Vocalization Tracking Opens Doors for Predicting Verbal Development

Principal Investigator Dr. Tiffany  Woynaroski discussed the use of LENA (a small portable recording device  that automatically analyzes recordings to quantify vocalizations by  toddlers) to study vocal development in children with autism with Spectrum News.

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