Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program at KUMC

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The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) training provides graduate and post-graduate level professionals from a variety of disciplines the necessary preparation for becoming future leaders in the field of Developmental disabilities for the improvement of the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities.

The program serves graduate, post-doctoral, continuing education healthcare professionals, and family members of children with disabilities. Trainees participate in 12 areas of leadership competency ensuring a high level of interdisciplinary clinical competence in providing health and related services for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

Medium and short-term training opportunities are available, depending on the participant's qualifications, interest, experience and availability. This program is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

Project details

  • Primary Investigator: Evan Dean

  • Project start Date: 07/01/2021

  • Project finish Date: 06/30/2026



  • University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute

  • Award Number: AWD0000226