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Program Overview

The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship program is an interdisciplinary training program for health care professionals and family members of children with chronic developmental conditions. Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware and the University of Delaware, along with other community organizations, have partnered together to develop unique didactic, training and clinical experiences to create leaders in systems delivery for children with special needs and their families.

Program Details

The program will include specialized didactics, interdisciplinary clinical opportunities in both the medical field and in the community, partnership with families and a capstone research project. It is anticipated that the two LEND fellows will spend one day a week dedicated to LEND activities. LEND is supported by a grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There are more than 40 LEND programs in the United States and this is the first LEND program in Delaware.The program will include specialized didactics, interdisciplinary clinical opportunities in both the medical field and in the community, partnership with families and a capstone research project. It is anticipated that the two LEND fellows will spend one day a week dedicated to LEND activities. LEND is supported by a grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There are more than 40 LEND programs in the United States and this is the first LEND program in Delaware.

Supervisors: Laura Dewey, PhD Emily Bernabe, PhD Ally Davis, PhD and Stephanie Chopko, PhD

Salary & Benefits

Salary

  • $57,609

Benefits

  • medical and prescription drug coverage
  • dental
  • malpractice insurance
  • employee resorces for living
  • child care facility on site
  • free parking on site

Fellows enjoy a generous leave policy of 27 days of paid time off, as well as holidays and one day of volunteer time off. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including an educational stipend for conferences, workshops and licensure study materials.

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.

Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:

  • Free parking
  • Park-like setting
  • Gym/fitness center
  • On-site child care center for children of staff
  • Massage therapy
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Living in Delaware Valley

Because of our location in the tri-state area of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we offer unique living/working opportunities. For example, you can choose to live in the downtown Philadelphia area and easily commute to our park-like hospital campus in Wilmington.

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Train With Recognized Leaders

If you’re looking for a rewarding program built on academic excellence and family-centered care, Nemours offers outstanding medical, surgical, pharmacy, nursing, therapy and psychology programs. Train with faculty who are respected leaders in their fields, a patient care model that stands apart and access to groundbreaking research. 

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Application Requirements

Deadline: December 19, 2022

1. Curriculum vitae

2. Letter of interest specifying the major rotation position/s you are seeking. Please also summarize your qualifications, minor rotation clinical interests, any research interests and goals for fellowship. If you speak Spanish, please outline this in your cover letter. You may apply to more than one position and note this in one cover letter.

3. Two letters of recommendation; at least one from a direct clinical supervisor

4. Letter from DCT indicating status of dissertation defense or other relative degree requirements by start of fellowship

Please contact training director with any questions. All documentation should be submitted via email to:

Megan Cohen, PhD, ABPP
Division of Behavioral Health, Department of Pediatrics
megan.cohen@nemours.org

Applicants must have completed all degree requirements for their PhD/PsyD and a predoctoral internship from programs accredited by the American Psychological Association by September 2022. If the applicants’ degree is not conferred by this deadline, a letter from the graduate program’s Director of Clinical Training is sufficient. Please note, Nemours requires all employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

We are committed to equity, accessibility, and the safety of our applicants. Therefore, all interviews will be virtual. Interviews will be held between January 24 and January 28, 2023. We adhere to the uniform notification date of February 22, 2023.

Questions About Applying?

Megan Cohen, PhD, ABPP
Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health, Department of Pediatrics
megan.cohen@nemours.org