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Reimschisel to lead Vanderbilt LEND Training Program

Dec. 13, 2012, 9:35 AM

Tyler Reimschisel, M.D., has been named director of the Vanderbilt LEND Training Program, effective Jan. 1, 2013. He is succeeding current LEND director Terri Urbano, Ph.D., MPH, R.N., professor of Clinical Pediatrics, who is retiring.

Tyler Reimschisel, M.D.

Reimschisel continues as assistant professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, director of the Division of Developmental Medicine and the Center for Child Development and associate director of the Pediatric Residency Program.

“Tyler was chosen for his deep commitment to interdisciplinary training in developmental disabilities and his experience with the LEND as associate director since 2008,” said Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Vanderbilt Kennedy Center director.

“I also want to express our deep appreciation to Dr. Terri Urbano for her outstanding leadership of the Vanderbilt LEND as director since its affiliation with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center in 2008. She has been in the forefront of national leaders in teaching, training and advocacy to improve health and quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. We will miss her greatly.”

Terri Urbano, Ph.D., MPH, R.N.

“Tyler has been a remarkable partner in our evolving LEND program,” said Urbano. “I am excited about the new ideas and vision he will bring to take LEND to the next level.”

Reimschisel joined Vanderbilt Pediatrics in 2008 to head the newly formed Division of Developmental Medicine after serving on the facult

y of Pediatrics, Neurology and Genetics at Washington University School of Medicine.

The mission of the LEND program is to reduce and prevent neurodevelopmental and related disabilities in children and youth and to increase access to family-centered, community-based, culturally competent, interdisciplinary services.

The Vanderbilt LEND is federally funded by Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Grant, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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