DNP Students Lauria and Kraft Selected as NC-LEND Trainees

Congratulations to Heather Laurie and Caroline Marie Kraft, both students in the DNP program, for being selected as trainees in the prestigious North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NC-LEND) program in the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities.

The North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the CIDD is dedicated to providing interdisciplinary leadership training at undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels, as well as interdisciplinary services and care. The training program welcomes students from a variety of disciplines, including Audiology, Child Psychiatry, Family, Genetic Counseling, Genetics, Health Policy and Management, Neuropsychology, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Self-Advocacy, Social Work, Special Education, and Speech-Language Pathology.

The purpose of the training is to prepare trainees from diverse professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in their respective fields by ensuring high levels of interdisciplinary clinical competence with the goal of improving the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities. The LEND Program is federally funded through HRSA’s Maternal Child Health Bureau.

Goals of the NC-LEND include:

Great work, you two!