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Leadership in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (LEDBP)
LEDBP training programs are funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and support the training of physicians who choose to do post-residency subspecialty training (fellowships) in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. In addition to the training in clinical care and medical knowledge that is needed during fellowship, the ten LEDBP programs place particular emphasis on the MCHB philosophy of providing training that is comprehensive, interdisciplinary, family-centered and culturally sensitive.
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)
LEND is a 13 discipline (ie, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Pediatric Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, ST, Health Services, Social Work, Audiology, Nursing, Family, Nutrition, Genetics and Special Education) post-graduate training grant that enhances the trainees’ post-graduate training program by providing 300+ hours of addition work/training in the area of Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. UAMS is one of 39 grantees of the LEND program. The program aims to train fellows to be active and professional participants in interdisciplinary clinical careThe goals of the program are 1) To train fellows to be active and professional participants in interdisciplinary clinical care, providing quality care to patients that is culturally sensitive and family- centered; 2) To train fellows in the awareness of the larger community in which they practice, training them to be future leaders in the DBP field and advocates for children, particularly vulnerable populations; 3) To provide fellows with exemplary training in the knowledge base needed to be competent developmental behavioral pediatricians, and to train them to share that knowledge with others through teaching; 4) To train fellows in foundations of research, so that they can be effective researchers themselves and also critically analyze the literature in order to improve their own life-long practice of DBP. The training program partners with state MCH/Title V organization, The Clinton School or Public Service, UAMS College of Public Health, and the UCEDD to provide the training to fellows.
For more information on these two programs visit the UAMS Department of Pediatrics website.