RI LEND/DBP Connections

December 18, 2017

The Division of DBP at Brown/Hasbro Children's Hospital has graduated 19 DBP fellows since 2003 when they were one of the first programs to receive ACGME accreditation.

Ten of their graduates, as well as 6 current fellows and 3 additional faculty members attended the 2017 SDBP Annual Meeting in Cleveland OH this October. Brown DBP faculty and fellows served in leadership roles at the meeting on the SDBP Executive, Educational and Program Committees and for the Autism and International Special Interest Groups. Many are pictured here at our reunion at the Sunday evening social event.

Friday, December 15, RI LEND trainees observed a press release from the Rhode Island congressional delegation at an inclusive school, child care and early intervention center, Meeting Street. They were able to meet and speak with both US Senators representing Rhode Island, Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, who spoke about the immediate need to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which 36,000 Rhode Islander children and 9 million children nationwide depend upon for health insurance coverage. After the press release, the RI LEND trainees were able tour Meeting Street to have a first-hand look at their inclusive services.