LEND

Trains future leaders in a variety of disciplines to improve the health of children who have, or are at risk of, developing neurodevelopmental disabilities or other similar conditions such as autism and intellectual disabilities.

The Autism CARES effort included funding to several LEND projects. For more information please visit the Autism CARES web site.

Autism CARES Projects: https://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-initiatives/autism

Project Officer(s):  Kaitlin Bagley, MPH , Karla Brewer, M.Ed. , Rita Maldonado, MPH , Robyn Schulhof, MA 

Grantee Network Web Site

Funded Projects:

  1. Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Grant Title: Rose F. Kennedy Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (RFK LEND)
    Location: Bronx, NY
    Region: 2

  2. Boston Children's Hospital
    Grant Title: Boston Children's Hospital LEND Program
    Location: Boston, MA
    Region: 1

  3. Children's Hospital Los Angeles
    Grant Title: California-Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (CA-LEND) Training Program
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Region: 9

  4. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Grant Title: CHOP Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)
    Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Region: 3

  5. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    Grant Title: University of Pittsburgh LEND Center (LEND-Pitt)
    Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Region: 3

  6. Children's National Hospital
    Grant Title: LEND CN
    Location: Washington, DC
    Region: 3

  7. Georgetown University
    Grant Title: GULEND
    Location: Washington, DC
    Region: 3

  8. Georgia State University
    Grant Title: Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (GaLEND)
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    Region: 4

  9. Indiana University
    Grant Title: Interdisciplinary Leadership Education - Indiana LEND
    Location: Indianapolis, IN
    Region: 5

  10. Kennedy Krieger Institute
    Grant Title: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities
    Location: Baltimore, MD
    Region: 3

  11. Louisiana State University HSC
    Grant Title: Louisiana Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LA LEND)
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Region: 6

  12. Medical University of South Carolina
    Grant Title: South Carolina LEND (SC LEND)
    Location: Charleston, SC
    Region: 4

  13. Ohio State University
    Grant Title: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities
    Location: Columbus, OH
    Region: 5

  14. Oregon Health & Science University
    Grant Title: Interdisciplinary Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND)
    Location: Portland, OR
    Region: 10

  15. Research Foundation for SUNY Stony Brook University
    Grant Title: Stony Brook University LEND
    Location: Stony Brook, NY
    Region: 2

  16. Research Foundation for the State University of New York
    Grant Title: Bridging the Gap and Integrating the Pieces: Enhancing Autism Services Across the Lifespan in Brooklyn
    Location: Brooklyn, NY
    Region: 2

  17. Rhode Island Hospital
    Grant Title: Rhode Island Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities - RI LEND
    Location: Providence, RI
    Region: 1

  18. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Grant Title: NJLEND
    Location: New Brunswick, NJ
    Region: 2

  19. The University of Texas at Austin
    Grant Title: Autism Consortium of Texas LEND (ACT LEND)
    Location: Austin, TX
    Region: 6

  20. University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Grant Title: UAB Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities
    Location: Birmingham, AL
    Region: 4

  21. University of Alaska at Anchorage
    Grant Title: Alaska LEND Without Walls
    Location: Anchorage, AK
    Region: 10

  22. University of Arizona
    Grant Title: The University of Arizona Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Maternal and Child Health Training Program (ArizonaLEND)
    Location: Tucson, AZ
    Region: 9

  23. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Grant Title: Arkansas Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND)
    Location: Little Rock, AR
    Region: 6

  24. University of California, Davis
    Grant Title: Leadership Training in Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disorders: The Northern California LEND Project
    Location: Davis, CA
    Region: 9

  25. University of California, Los Angeles
    Grant Title: UC-LEND Program
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Region: 9

  26. University of California, San Diego
    Grant Title: San Diego Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (SD LEND)
    Location: La Jolla, CA
    Region: 9

  27. University of Cincinnati
    Grant Title: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Training Program Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati (CCHMC/UC)
    Location: Cincinnati, OH
    Region: 5

  28. University of Colorado Denver
    Grant Title: JFK Partners LEND Program
    Location: Aurora, CO
    Region: 8

  29. University of Connecticut Health Center
    Grant Title: Connecticut LEND (CT LEND) Program
    Location: Farmington, CT
    Region: 1

  30. University of Delaware
    Grant Title: Delaware LEND Program 2021-2026
    Location: Newark, DE
    Region: 3

  31. University of Hawaii
    Grant Title: MCH Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities
    Location: Honolulu, HI
    Region: 9

  32. University of Illinois at Chicago
    Grant Title: University of Illinois MCH LEND Program (IL LEND)
    Location: Chicago, IL
    Region: 5

  33. University of Iowa
    Grant Title: Iowa Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (ILEND)
    Location: Iowa City, IA
    Region: 7

  34. University of Kansas Medical Center
    Grant Title: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND)
    Location: Kansas City, KS
    Region: 7

  35. University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Grant Title: Kentucky Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other Related Disabilities
    Location: Lexington, KY
    Region: 4

  36. University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Grant Title: The UMMS-Shriver Center Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program
    Location: Worcester, MA
    Region: 1

  37. University of Miami School of Medicine
    Grant Title: Disability and Diversity: Training Tomorrow's Leaders
    Location: Miami, FL
    Region: 4

  38. University of Minnesota
    Grant Title: MN LEND
    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Region: 5

  39. University of Missouri
    Grant Title: Missouri LEND
    Location: Columbia, MO
    Region: 7

  40. University of Nebraska
    Grant Title: Nebraska LEND Program
    Location: Omaha, NE
    Region: 7

  41. University of Nevada, Reno
    Grant Title: NvLEND 2021-2026
    Location: Reno, NV
    Region: 9

  42. University of New England
    Grant Title: The UNE Maine LEND Program
    Location: Biddeford, ME
    Region: 1

  43. University of New Hampshire
    Grant Title: New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities
    Location: Durham, NH
    Region: 1

  44. University of New Mexico
    Grant Title: New Mexico LEND (NMLEND)
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
    Region: 6

  45. University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    Grant Title: North Carolina LEND (NC-LEND)
    Location: Chapel Hill, NC
    Region: 4

  46. University of Oklahoma
    Grant Title: OKLEND: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
    Location: Oklahoma City, OK
    Region: 6

  47. University of Rochester
    Grant Title: UR LEND at Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities University of Rochester
    Location: Rochester, NY
    Region: 2

  48. University of South Dakota
    Grant Title: South Dakota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program
    Location: Sioux Falls, SD
    Region: 8

  49. University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Grant Title: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities
    Location: Memphis, TN
    Region: 4

  50. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    Grant Title: LoneStar LEND Training Program
    Location: Houston, TX
    Region: 6

  51. University of Utah
    Grant Title: Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (URLEND)
    Location: Salt Lake City, UT
    Region: 8

  52. University of Vermont
    Grant Title: Vermont Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (VT LEND)
    Location: Burlington, VT
    Region: 1

  53. University of Virginia
    Grant Title: Blue Ridge Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (Blue Ridge LEND)
    Location: Charlottesville, VA
    Region: 3

  54. University of Washington
    Grant Title: Excellence in Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Leadership Education: Preparing Future Leaders in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities
    Location: Seattle, WA
    Region: 10

  55. University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Grant Title: WI LEND PROGRAM
    Location: Madison, WI
    Region: 5

  56. Vanderbilt University
    Grant Title: Vanderbilt Consortium LEND
    Location: Nashville, TN
    Region: 4

  57. Virginia Commonwealth University
    Grant Title: Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Other Related Disabilities
    Location: Richmond, VA
    Region: 3

  58. Wayne State University
    Grant Title: Michigan Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities
    Location: Detroit, MI
    Region: 5

  59. West Virginia University
    Grant Title: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
    Location: Morgantown, WV
    Region: 3

  60. Westchester Institute for Human Development
    Grant Title: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program (LEND)
    Location: Valhalla, NY
    Region: 2

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