To provide quality evaluation and management for children adolescents and young adults with a range of developmental and/or behavioral conditions and children with special health care needs as well as those children at risk for developmental and behavioral disorders; to research the causes and treatments of these conditions and strive to promote an understanding of the social, educational, and cultural influences on children, and to inform public policy to promote the optimal development and behavioral health of all children.
- Developmental Medicine moved into the MMI Diagnostic Center (412 Building) in October, 2011 with 2 physicians and a clinical nurse specialist.
- Expanded clinical services with addition of nurse practitioners in 2005 and 2008.
- The Department assumed management of the 412 Medical Clinics in 2007.
- Child Psychology services incorporated into Developmental Medicine in 2008.
- Social Work was added to the team in 2017.
- Two Developmental-Behavioral pediatricians (DBPeds) (Two of the four DBPeds in Nebraska).
- Two nurse practitioners with extensive experience in developmental medicine and mental health services.
- Clinical nurse specialist with over 30 years of experience working in developmental disabilities field.
- Child psychologist.
- Social worker.
- Clinical nurse manager.
- On-site and telehealth services providing diagnostic evaluations, assessment, and ongoing follow-up.
- Developmental Pediatrics Clinics with expertise in neurodevelopmental disabilities, high-risk neonatal follow-up, mental health disorders, psychopharmacology, combined medical/behavioral management.
- Interdisciplinary Clinics including Cerebral Palsy Clinic, Neonatal Follow-Up “TIPS” Clinics, Neurobehavioral Clinic, Autism Spectrum Disorder Management Clinic, Cardiovascular Follow-Up Clinic, Autism Diagnostic Clinic (Children’s Hospital & Medical Center).
- Outstate services in Columbus, North Platte and Rushville, Nebraska.
Training and research activities
- DBPeds Pediatric and Family Medicine resident rotations.
- Child Psychiatry fellowship rotation.
- Clinical practicum for UNMC College of Medicine psychiatric nurse practitioner students.
- Nebraska Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Interdisciplinary Training Program.
- Project Delivery of Chronic Care (DOCC).
- Research interests include outcome of high-risk neonates, outcomes of children with complex congenital heart disease, evidence based treatments for ASD, and industry sponsored drug studies.