Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.
Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.
Rose F. Kennedy and the Leadership in Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program (RFK LEND)
The Rose F. Kennedy Center (RFK) is a comprehensive Center for services, education, research and advocacy on behalf of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The RFK Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (RFK CERC) of Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center is the clinical arm of the Rose F. Kennedy Center. The RFK CERC serves more than 5,000 persons with developmental disabilities and their families, the majority of whom are from under-served communities in the Bronx. In addition, RFK CERC is designated by HRSA as a major teaching program by virtue of funding through the Leadership in Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. The RFK LEND is constituted of faculty from 14 disciplines and provides interdisciplinary training to long-term, medium-term and short-term trainees. This includes opportunities for parents of children with developmental disabilities to receive training from RFK LEND.
The LEND Trainees would be committing to weekly didactic sessions on developmental disabilities topics as well as monthly discussions on leadership and advocacy. In addition, they would be given the opportunity to attend conferences outside of CERC to further their training.
Parent of a child with a developmental disability and whose child is a patient of RFK CERC