Pediatrics Grand Rounds

Upcoming Pediatrics Grand Rounds
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    Beth E. Potter, MD (Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW School of Medicine and Public Health) and Amy Mihm, MS, RD, LAT (Registered Dietitian, UW Health Pediatric Fitness Clinic)

Albert Hergenroeder, MD

The Pediatrics Grand Rounds program features weekly lectures on cutting-edge topics related to the practice of pediatrics. Department faculty, residents, and medical students as well as community-based pediatricians and pediatric specialists benefit from these clinically relevant lectures presented by UW faculty and many guest faculty from around the country.

Pediatrics Grand Rounds lectures take place every Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30 am at the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC).

Learners can earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by attending Pediatrics Grand Rounds at the Health Sciences Learning Center each week or by watching the lecture LIVE at In order to receive credit for viewing the live broadcast, learners must enter their name in the chat feature during the activity and send an email requesting the evaluation/attendance verification form to cme [at]

Past Pediatrics Grand Rounds lectures can be viewed in the online video archive.

Odell Lecture

Gerard B. Odell, MD
Gerard B. Odell, MD

The Odell Lectureship was established in 1994 to honor Dr. Gerard B. Odell, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Odell was internationally recognized for his research in the field of neonatal jaundice and bilirubin metabolism. In addition to the lectureship, the Gerard B. Odell Research Award was established to honor Dr. Odell’s distinguished career in pediatrics research, academics, clinical practice and education. The award is given to an assistant or associate professor of pediatrics in recognition of outstanding research accomplishments and demonstrated potential for future contributions.

Past Odell Award Winners

Dr. Scott Buck
Dr. Aaron Carrell
Dr. Tim Cripe
Dr. Elizabeth Cox
Dr. Sinisa Dovat
Dr. Marlowe Eldridge
Dr. James Gern
Dr. Theresa Guilbert
Dr. Anna Huttenlocher
Dr. Ed Guillery
Dr. Daniel Jackson
Dr. Bruce Klein
Dr. Pamela Kling
Dr. Megan Moreno
Dr. J. Carter Ralphe
Dr. Cheryl Sanchez
Dr. Christine Seroogy
Dr. Judy Smith

Gilbert Barness Lecture

Lewis A. Barness, MD
Lewis A. Barness, MD

The Gilbert-Barness Lectureship, as designated by its endowment, invites University of Wisconsin medical community individuals who will provide state-of-the-art, contemporary information and ideas in the areas of pediatrics and pathology. The lectureship is co-administered by the Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics. The lectureship embodies the highest ideals of academics. It broadens the learning potential of both departments and will bring to the entire University community fresh ideas on which to contemplate.

Lewis A. Barness, MD, received his undergraduate and medical school training at Harvard. He did his internship at Philadelphia General Hospital, a research fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his residency at Boston Children’s Hospital. From 1972 to 1988, Dr. Barness was Professor and Chairman of the University of South Florida in Tampa. In 1987, he became visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. During Dr. Barness’s visiting professorship at Wisconsin, he endeared himself to students at all levels of training. He died in 2013.

Enid Gilbert-Barness, MD, was born in Sydney, Australia. She received her bachelors and medical degrees at the University of Sydney, and did her residencies in pathology and pediatrics in London, Boston, and at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She was a research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. Prior to coming to the University of Wisconsin in 1970; Dr. Gilbert-Barness was on the faculty at West Virginia. At Wisconsin, she was Professor of Pathology, Professor of Pediatrics, and Director of Surgical Pathology. Dr. Gilbert-Barness was nominated 16 times for the Preclinical Teaching Award while at the University of Wisconsin. She was selected Best Teacher of the Year by the second year medical students 7 times, and awarded the University of Wisconsin Distinguished Teaching Award in 1984.

Enid Gilbert-Barness, MD
Enid Gilbert-Barness, MD

Iams Lecture

Alexander M. Iams, MD
Alexander M. Iams, MD

Alexander M. Iams, MD, died February 13, 1984 in his 66th year. He received his undergraduate education at Washington & Jefferson College and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a postgraduate residency in pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Iams practiced pediatrics in Madison from 1948 until his death. He was a man of many interests. His friends and family established a memorial fund in his honor. It is their wish that the proceeds from that fund be used to establish and maintain an annual lecture series on the practice of pediatrics. It is also the family’s wish that camaraderie between community pediatricians be promoted.


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