Council on Research and Evaluation (CORE)
NEW on the CORE Web Pages
December 4-7 in Washington, DC
The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.
Deadline: June 20
The AUCD Conference is one of the nation's premier places to highlight your work. Over 200 different presentations will be accepted to the conference in several different types of sessions, formatted for maximum visibility and interaction with attendees. Proposals are encouraged from students, self-advocates, family leaders, clinicians, and researchers in over 25 topics. Don't miss your chance: submit a proposal today!
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND) Member and ResearchMatch Developer Aims to Increase the Number of Participants with IDD in Research Studies
ResearchMatch (www.ResearchMatch.org) is a national online platform promoting the completion of clinical trials by matching individuals willing to participate in research with investigators nationwide. The recruitment tool was created in 2009 by Paul Harris Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Biomedical Engineering; Director, Office of Research Informatics; and member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (TN UCEDD, IDDRC, LEND).
Study Suggests Correlation between rise of ADHD Diagnosis and Increased Academic Expectations in Young Children (FL UCEDD/LEND)
A new study led by Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has identified a possible correlation between the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and increasing academic demands on young children.
Munroe-Meyer Institute researchers Anna Dunaevsky, PhD, and Woo-Yang Kim, PhD, were honored at the 2015 University of Nebraska Medical Center Distinguished Scientists Awards ceremony, held on Feb. 11 at the UNMC campus in Omaha. The awards are the highest honors for UNMC researchers.
In an effort to spread awareness about developmental disabilities, AUCD is partnering with NACDD and NDRN on a social media campaign (Side-by-Side) to highlight the many ways in which people with and without developmental disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities. Together we seek to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to community life.
The AUCD Board of Directors has established a number of Councils and Committees that are made up of experts in the field to help the Board address emerging trends and issues, and to facilitate communication across and beyond the AUCD network.
The Council on Research and Evaluation encourages sound research and evaluation in the field of disabilities. It promotes collaborative research and evaluation endeavors among AUCD network members and across funding agencies and organizations, advocates for broad acceptance of the many valid research and evaluation methodologies utilized, supports the training of tomorrow's professionals to provide quality research and evaluation activities, advances the involvement of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of research and Council activities, and recognizes quality research and evaluation accomplishments.
The Council on Research and Evaluation (CORE) is AUCD's most recently formed Council (2006).
Research and evaluation involve methodologies which can assure the systemic change, advocacy, and capacity building for individuals with disabilities. In many ways, the AUCD network is the partner that can bring data to decisions which are made about programs and policies. The mission of the Council on Research and Evaluation is to encourage quality research and evaluation, promote collaborative studies across the AUCD network, advocate for broad acceptance of the many research and evaluation methodologies utilized across both the disciplines and the network Centers, support enhanced training to perform quality research and evaluation activities, advance the involvement of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of research, and to recognize quality research and evaluation across the AUCD network.
The Council shall: serve as a focus for the identification and discussion of issues regarding research and evaluation; serve as a representative voice of the research and evaluation activities within the Association's network; and influence the development and implementation of initiatives relevant to achieving and sustaining appropriate research and evaluation activities to guide the development of national policies.
The Council fulfills its mission and purpose for AUCD and its constituent membership by serving as a conduit for technical assistance, providing input into policy, and engaging in other support activities deemed necessary to advance the mandate for research and evaluation.
For more information, contact Kelly Roberts.