LEND Graduate and Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Curriculum Development for Nurse Practitioners

December 15, 2015

Pamela Smith, MSN, 2014 graduate of the North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program and Michelle Franklin, MSN, NC-LEND community nurse practitioner faculty member, attended the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) Global Summit on Innovations in Health and IDD Conference in Los Angeles, CA July 27‐29, 2015.

In collaboration with Rob Christian, MD, Associate LEND Director, Ms. Smith and Ms. Franklin presented their work, entitled “Developing an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Specific Curriculum for North Carolina Nurse Practitioners.” Their poster presentation highlighted the commitment of the NC-LEND program to equipping nurse practitioners with advanced leadership skills and specialized training to provide evidence‐based developmental disabilities care. Ms. Smith, Ms. Franklin, and Dr. Christian were awarded second place for their presentation. For more information about the NC-LEND Program, please visit: http://www.cidd.unc.edu.

Pictured from right to left: Dr. Matthew Holder (President of AADMD), Michelle Franklin, Pamela Smith, Justin Gentry, and Dr. Nancy Dougherty