Rebecca Shlafer, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and a former trainee of the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) program. Dr. Shlafer is involved in several innovative projects addressing the issue of parental incarceration. She serves as the Research Director.... Read More
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC- Chapel Hill) is continuing innovative efforts to advance the Interdisciplinary Leadership Learning Collaborative. This collaborative, originally supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, involved six universities with MCHB-funded training programs, such as the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program and the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) program. With additional MCHB support, UNC- Chapel Hill will invite additional LEND programs to participate in efforts to create interdisciplinary collaboratives on their own campuses, and to continue discussions surrounding leadership training issues. Through quarterly meetings and individual follow-up, the collaborative will continue its work on the identification of evidence-based training techniques, mentorship enhancement, the evaluation of interdisciplinary leadership development, and the development of a manuscript or report regarding the collaborative’s contributions.