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.

Advocacy in Action

Murray Katcher, MD'75, PhD speaks at the 2023 Murray Katcher Child Health Advocacy Lectureship.
Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH; Robin Lankton, MPH; Connie Schulze; James Bigham, MD, MPH, FAAFP; and Laura Houser, MD, participate in a panel discussion for the UW Health Kids Advocacy Firearm Injury Prevention Symposium.
Nathan Lepp, MD, MPH (left), co-lead of the Advocacy Committee's Health Policy Subcommittee, and Josh Ross, MD, Chief Medical Officer of AFCH (3rd from left), lead Wisconsin legislators through the American Family Children's Hospital.

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The Murray Katcher Child Health Advocacy Lectureship

Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 7:30-8:30 a.m. via Zoom and HSLC 1345

Speaker: Mary Ehlenbach, MD

This lectureship features speakers who address the challenges and successes of advocacy for health and safety of children and vulnerable adults. Learn more here.

The Department of Pediatrics honors current and former members of the department who have gone above and beyond in their careers through named lectureships. These important lectureships are designed to strengthen the abilities of physicians practicing pediatric medicine in areas such as patient care, healthcare research, medical education, public health, and innovation. Our lectureships create space for comradery and community among faculty, staff, and trainees.

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.

Donate to the Katcher Lectureship today!

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



Jenna Contreras, strategic initiatives specialist

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