***We are no longer taking applications for the 2020-21 cohort. The application period for 2021-22 will open spring quarter.

UC-LEND offers graduate training at three levels. The following section provides information about the requirements and expectations of UC-LEND trainees at the various training levels.

Long Term
Long-term trainees complete a minimum of 300 training hours during the academic year consisting of: coursework, a weekly seminar series, and clinical work. All long-term trainees attend the weekly UC-LEND seminar series, which is held from 8am-noon on Fridays during the academic year. Details are listed in the table below.  Long-term trainees must complete an application and undergo a selection process for admission to the UC-LEND training program.

Course / Seminar Schedule:

FallHLT POL 243  |  A Population Health Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorder4
WinterHLT POL M449A  |  Child Health, Programs, and Policies2
SpringHLT POL M428  |  Child & Family Health Program Community Leadership Seminar4

***Although the training program consists of these courses, accumulation of training hours is flexible for fellows.  Consultation and advising by LEND faculty is required in order to tailor curriculum to best fit the needs and availability of medical fellows.  Please contact Kary Calderon ([email protected]), UC-LEND program manager for more information.


If selected, long-term trainees may be eligible to receive a training stipend. Long-term trainees will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the academic year. Long-term training positions are currently open to UCR and UCLA graduates.  This is an inter-disciplinary program and will consider all disciplines.

Medium and Short Term
Medium-term trainees complete 40-299 training hours, while short-term trainees complete fewer than 40 training hours. Medium- and short-term trainees typically attend UC-LEND training events, including but not limited to: public seminars and workshops. Training events which are open to the public are generally announced on our website, through social media, and via our mailing list.

No application is required to participate as a medium- or short-term UC-LEND trainee, but interested individuals should register as a medium- or short-term trainee and be sure to sign in and out of UC-LEND training events so that there will be an accurate log of training hours completed. No stipends are provided for medium- or short-term trainees. Medium- and short-term trainees will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the academic year detailing the exact number of training hours completed. Certificates of completion will not be provided to individuals who did not previously register as a medium- or short-term UC-LEND trainee; the accumulated number of training hours completed will be calculated from the date of the registration as a medium- or short-term trainee.

Comparison Table of UC-LEND Training Levels

Training LevelShort-TermMedium-TermLong-Term
Required Training (hours)1-3940-299300+
Application RequiredNoNoYes
Competitive SelectionNoNoYes
Stipend ProvidedNoNoYes

UC-LEND Trainees  |  Current & Graduates

2017-2018 Cohort

Barbara CaplanUCLAPsychology
Fatima CervantesUCLASocial Welfare
Katie FishmanUCLASocial Welfare
Kimberly GaulUCLASocial Welfare
Taryn GoldbergUCREducation
Melissa HaradaUCLADevelopmental Behavior Pediatrics
Daniel KozmanUCLAInternal Medicine & Pediatrics
Jacqueline LozanoUCLASocial Welfare
Ann Marie MartinUCREducation
Kaitlyn MedinaUCLASocial Welfare
Christine MunozUCLASocial Welfare
Sarahli NecoecheaUCLASocial Welfare
Sarah SmithUCLASocial Welfare
Jessica VigilUCLASocial Welfare

2016-2017 Cohort

Tina AhmedUCLASocial Welfare
Yasamine BolourianUCREducation
Emily FerroUCLAPublic Health/Social Welfare
Ambar GuzmanUCLASocial Welfare
Elizabeth LlanesUCRPsychology
Christine MoodyUCRPsychology
Naomi RodasUCLAPsychology
Lauren SchenkerUCLAPublic Health
Katherine StrongUCLAPublic Health