The Sonoran UCEDD was established in 2006 with a grant from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A collaboration of the UA College of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine and other UA and community programs, the Sonoran UCEDD trains people who want to work with disabled individuals; conducts research on issues related to disability; develops model programs; provides technical assistance and serves as an information source on disability-related topics. For more information, visit the website, http://sonoranucedd.fcm.arizona.edu, or call (520) 626-0442.
UA College of Medicine’s Leslie Cohen appointed to Board of Directors of National Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Leslie J. Cohen, JD, director of the Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine in Tucson, has been appointed treasurer of the board of directors of the National Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). The appointment was made at the AUCD annual conference in November.
Cohen also is UA assistant professor of clinical family and community medicine. She received her juris doctor degree with honors from the University of New Mexico. Prior to joining the UA, she was director of the Arizona Center for Disability Law from 1995 to 2005. Prior to that, she was with the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest.
The National Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) advances policy and practice for and with people living with developmental and other disabilities, their families and communities by supporting university centers as they engage in research, policy development, education and service. For more information, visit the website, www.aucd.org
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