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The Murray Katcher Child Health Advocacy Lectureship

Thursday, March 13, 2025 | 7:30-8:30 a.m. via Zoom and HSLC

Speaker: TBD

Murray Katcher, MD’75, PhD, emeritus professor of pediatrics, retired from the Department of Pediatrics in 2012 after 35 years as both a clinician and a focused, tireless, prodigious advocate for the health and safety of children and vulnerable adults. The Katcher Lectureship features speakers who address the challenges and successes of such advocacy. Learn more here.

Funds donated to these lectureships go directly to providing high-quality education for all faculty, staff, and trainees in the Department of Pediatrics by inviting distinguished lecturers. Lectureships are accredited and provide continuing medical education credits for faculty.

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Laura Houser, MD, director of advocacy, professor, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine



Jenna Contreras, strategic initiatives specialist

  • Dr. Christian Capitini brings awareness to the warning signs of bone cancer, especially in children and dogs.
  • Dr. Paula Cody addresses National Runaway Prevention Month.
  • Dr. Laura Houser outlines safety considerations and potential dangers of water beads and smart toys.

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