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Friday, March 15, 2013

LEND Fellowship Program Accepting Applications Now - May 1, 2013


 Fellowship Program

 Leadership in Maternal and Child Health

 Beginning September, 2013

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Accepting Applications Now through May 1, 2013

$12,000 Stipend Available for Qualified Applicants

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The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disabilities (LEND) Program at the UMMS - Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center in Waltham, MA is a 9-month leadership program in the field of developmental disabilities that prepares professionals, persons with disabilities and family members to influence policy and clinical practice on behalf of children with developmental disabilities and their families.

Fellowship stipends are available to qualified applicants who possess leadership potential and have degrees in the following disciplines:

Audiology, Family Medicine, Genetics, Health Administration, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, Pediatric Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry, Psychology , Public Health, Social Work, Special Education and Speech-Language Pathology.

Fellowship stipends are also available for qualified individuals with disabilities or family members of people with disabilities who are interested in pursuing careers focusing on disability policy/systems change,
leadership and management.

Applicants should have experience working with children and youth with developmental disabilities/chronic illnesses and should have demonstrated leadership potential.

Qualified applicants may have their LEND coursework credited towards a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Suffolk University at reduced tuition.

The LEND program involves a minimum commitment of I to 1 1/2 days per week (Thursday afternoons and Fridays) on-site from September-June.

For more information and application forms, visit our website:

http://www.umassmed.edu/shriver/Education

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For additional information contact Carol Curtin, M.S.W., Associate Director or Carol Imposimato, Administrative Coordinator, at 781-642-0045, or by email to:
Carol.Curtin@umassmed.edu or Carol.lmposimato@umassmed.edu

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Note: Two members of NESCA's staff, Transition Specialist Sandy Storer and Neuropsychologist Dr. Erin Gibbons, were LEND Fellows.


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