Kathey Gracey, M.Ed., Programs Director, Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody, received the Community Professional Excellence & Innovation Award in Social & Emotional Learning at the eighth annual Socail & Emotional Learning Conference in Nashville. Gracey has dedicated more than 25 years of service in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences serving children and families at risk of going into state custody. View her recognition here.
Elise McMillan, J.D., Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VKC UCEDD), Director of Community Engagement and Public Policy, and Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, will receive the 2017 Education Award of the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) at its annual convention held July 20-23 in Sacramento, CA. This award recognizes McMillan’s “extraordinary impact at the community, state, and national levels by developing model inclusive education and higher education programs for students with Down syndrome.”
Sheryl B. Fleisch, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, was selected as the 2017 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award voted on by graduating medical students. This award is given to recognize a faculty member who exemplifies compassion, empathy and respect for patients and for excellence in the art of medicine.