News & Updates
The Institute currently has formal written training agreements with 29 colleges, universities and teaching hospitals in MD and D.C., and with 59 colleges, universities and teaching hospital in other states. Less formal affiliations are in place with colleges and universities throughout the country who grant academic credit to students who particpate in practicum experiences at the Institute.
Professional Training Overview
Kennedy Krieger dedicates substantial resources to increasing the number of qualified specialists in the fields of neurological and developmental disabilities. We also take seriously our responsibility not only to improve care through research, but to share that knowledge with others. That is why more than 400 individuals come here to train in a wide variety of disciplines each year. The goals of the Institute’s clinical training programs are twofold: 1) to train leaders in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities and 2) to help ensure that there is a sufficient number of qualified professionals to meet the needs of children with special health care needs and their families. By training future generations of researchers and professionals – from undergraduate students to current staff – we are ensuring that children everywhere can receive the best possible care.
The faculty represents excellence in training, clinical service and research. Kennedy Krieger Institute presently has 116 full-time and 26 part-time faculty representing 12 departments at the Johns Hopkins University. Institute faculty also hold appointments at the University of Maryland and Towson University.