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:

Quarter Course Units
Fall HLT POL 243  |  A Population Health Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorder 4
Winter HLT POL M428  |  Child & Family Health Program Community Leadership Seminar 2
Winter HLT POL 249  |  Emerging Issues in Neurodevelopment 2
Spring HLT POL M449A  |  Child Health, Programs, and Policies 4

***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 Angela Reyes ([email protected]), UC-LEND program coordinator for more information.


If selected, long-term trainees 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 graduate students in Education, UCLA graduate students in Psychology, Public Health, or Social Work, and UCLA post-doctoral fellows in Pediatric Neurology. If you are from one of these disciplines and are interested in becoming a UC-LEND long-term trainee, please review our admission process.

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 Level Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term
Required Training (hours) 1-39 40-299 300+
Application Required No No Yes
Competitive Selection No No Yes
Stipend Provided No No Yes

UC-LEND Trainees  |  Current & Graduates

2017-2018 Cohort

Barbara Caplan UCLA Psychology
Fatima Cervantes UCLA Social Welfare
Katie Fishman UCLA Social Welfare
Kimberly Gaul UCLA Social Welfare
Taryn Goldberg UCR Education
Melissa Harada UCLA Developmental Behavior Pediatrics
Daniel Kozman UCLA Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Jacqueline Lozano UCLA Social Welfare
Ann Marie Martin UCR Education
Kaitlyn Medina UCLA Social Welfare
Christine Munoz UCLA Social Welfare
Sarahli Necoechea UCLA Social Welfare
Sarah Smith UCLA Social Welfare
Jessica Vigil UCLA Social Welfare


2016-2017 Cohort

Tina Ahmed UCLA Social Welfare
Yasamine Bolourian UCR Education
Emily Ferro UCLA Public Health/Social Welfare
Ambar Guzman UCLA Social Welfare
Elizabeth Llanes UCR Psychology
Christine Moody UCR Psychology
Naomi Rodas UCLA Psychology
Lauren Schenker UCLA Public Health
Katherine Strong UCLA Public Health
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