Jackson Roush, PhD Named the Director of CIDD NC LEND

February 27, 2014

The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) is pleased to announce that Jackson Roush, PhD has been named the Director of the NC Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.  LEND is one of the CIDD's three federally funded core grants (along with the UCEDD and IDDRC) and is funded through HRSA's Maternal Child Health Bureau. The LEND grant provides core support for in-depth graduate level interdisciplinary training as well as interdisciplinary services and care. Dr. Roush has been the Audiology Section Head at the CIDD for many years and is Professor and Director of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He has many years of teaching and clinical experience, and has directed national training and leadership grants funded by MCHB and OSEP.

Dr. Roush will be assisted in the LEND leadership effort by Dr. Rob Christian, Psychiatrist/Pediatrician, the new LEND Associate Director and Dr. Jean Mankowski, Psychologist, the new LEND Training Director. Dr. Roush takes over the LEND Director position from Dr. Stephen Hooper who directed the LEND program for over a decade and was recently named Chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences. In addition, the LEND program was co-directed by Dr. Angela Rosenberg who also served as the program's Training Director. Dr. Rosenberg will be retiring from UNC March 1, 2014. 

AUCD joins CIDD in thanking Drs. Hooper and Rosenberg for their years of excellent service and dedication to the LEND program and welcome Drs. Roush, Christian and Mankowski.