Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) programs are graduate-level interdisciplinary leadership training programs that are federally funded through the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB).
LEND programs are located in every U.S. state and territory and are all part of universities or medical centers. They serve as a bridge between the university and the community, bringing together the resources of both to achieve meaningful change.
Over the course of these four decades, IU School of Medicine LEND trainees have gone on to serve Indiana and the nation. Graduates include expert clinicians, university faculty, policy makers, researchers and administrators. The LEND program is provided by the Section of Child Development at IU School of Medicine and the Riley Child Development Center.