LEND Program Overview

LEND Group PictureThe USM LEND Program is part of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program network that provides long-term, graduate level interdisciplinary training as well as interdisciplinary services and care. The purpose of the USM LEND Training Program is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities. This is accomplished by preparing trainees from diverse professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in their respective fields. LEND provides faculty from a wide range of disciplines to provide trainees with interdisciplinary training and services. 

The USM LEND Program collaborates with the Arkansas LEND Programs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to share information and resources and address national issues of importance to children with special health care needs and their families.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Jerry R. Alliston
Telephone:  601.266.5163
E-mail: jerry.alliston@usm.edu