Division Highlights - Child Abuse & Bioethics

The Division of Child Abuse and Bioethics works through the University of Wisconsin American Family Children’s Hospital Child Protection Program to provide clinical services for suspected cases of child maltreatment and neglect.

Education and research efforts aim to improve the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of child abuse victims.

Our faculty also provide consultation on ethical issues in clinical care and research, help frame national and international debates on a variety of bioethical issues, and provide education in ethical issues in health care and human subjects research.

2014 Highlights

  • Barbara Knox, MD, FAAP, was elected to the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) Medical Committee. She also led research efforts in developing a medical diagnosis of child torture as a form of child abuse, and was invited to participate in a national medical working group to develop a national protocol for pediatric sexual assault medical forensic examinations in Washington, DC.
  • Norman Fost, MD, MPH, appeared on For the Record, WISC-TV's news editorial program, to discuss “Sex, Drugs and Sports: Ethical Controversies in Athletics,” the UW SMPH’s 6th annual Bioethics Symposium, as well as the importance of bioethics in our society today. He was also a featured speaker at the symposium.



Norman C. Fost, MD, MPH

Professor Emeritus

Barbara L. Knox, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Paul J. Neary, MD

Clinical Associate Professor



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