Monthly Archives: October 2010

MCH & Audiology

I am a 2010-2011 MCH trainee and third year student in the Doctor of Audiology program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a primary interest in pediatric audiology. By completing the MCH leadership training program, I … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Advocacy and Innovation

During my Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) traineeship at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center and my Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) virtual traineeship, I had an opportunity to learn from some of the brightest clinicians in the … Continue reading

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Mentoring: the Art of Today’s Leaders Advancing the Leaders of Tomorrow

How did you develop your expertise? Cultivate your knowledge?  Refine a particular skill?  To each of those questions I can point to the influence of a mentor, someone with a wealth of experience who has provided me with guidance, teaching, … Continue reading

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Preparing Future Leaders: Life Course Model

I have come to appreciate the importance of understanding and monitoring current trends and issues in the field, particularly the emerging Life Course Model (LCM). LCM explains that the health trajectory of an individual depends upon several protective and risk … Continue reading

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Training through Collaboration

While undertaking dual masters’ degrees in public health nutrition and public health (MS-MPH), I have received training that goes beyond the classroom and includes my work as a , Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Trainee at The University of … Continue reading

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Using an Interdisciplinary Team in a Medical Setting

As a 2010 MCH Trainee, I have learned the benefits and challenges of working on interdisciplinary team. In the Pediatric Pulmonary Center at the University of Florida, our cystic fibrosis patients regularly visit with a doctor or nurse practitioner, a … Continue reading

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                As a 2009 MCH Trainee, I was fortunate to participate in an initiative to increase the cultural and linguistic competency of select maternal and child health university programs.  The experience challenged me to reconsider diversity, not as a discrete, … Continue reading

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