Developmental Medicine Training and Research

The research mission of the Division of Developmental Medicine includes developing programs in selected neurodevelopmental disability fields such as autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, mitochondrial disease, and Down syndrome.

As part of our ongoing research efforts, Vanderbilt has been designated as one of only 15 institutions in the U.S. to form the Autism Treatment Network (ATN). The ATN is a network of elite centers dedicated to improving medical care for children and adolescents with autism by offering comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, care, and counseling.

Visit the Department of Pediatrics website for research and education opportunities. The site also contains a searchable index of our brochures, CDC resources, developmental screening tools, resident rotation face pages, and more.

We offer developmental disabilities education to professionals from a variety of disciplines, including medicine, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech and language therapy.

Learn about our clinical programs in developmental medicine.