Professional Development

Live-streamed Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. via Zoom

Series Overview: Pediatric Grand Rounds is a weekly multidisciplinary and interprofessional conference designed to improve a participant’s ability to practice pediatric medicine, including patient care, conducting healthcare research, providing medical education, addressing public health, and implementing innovation.

Target Audience: MD/DO, RN, APRN, Residents, Fellows, and other Trainees.

Global Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify state of the art, evidence-based practices for prevention, diagnosis and treatment in pediatric medicine
  2. Analyze issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice relevant to pediatric care
  3. Collaborate and communicate effectively with other health care professionals, community members and families to advocate for the health care needs of children
  4. Describe new scientific advances and trends in pediatric medicine that may be translatable and impact future patient care
  5. Identify roles and responsibilities as part of a healthcare team that functions in value-driven, ethical environments

Pediatric Grand Rounds Information:

Chair: Mala Mathur, MD

Coordinators: Reva Finkelman & Kate Dougherty

Committee Members: Jim Gern, MD, Kimberly Squires, APNP, Douglas Dean III, PhD, Emily Ruedinger, MD, Danielle Rodgers, MD and Sam Williams Al-Kharusky, MD

More information can be found on our Pediatric Grand Rounds page.


Accreditation Statement – Log into your ICEP account to view sessions, check your credits and more!

Jointly Accredited Provider Logo In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 ANCC contact hour.

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) (for select sessions only — see individual session details)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 1 MOC points in the American Board of American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Participant completion information will be shared with the ABP through PARS. By recording your attendance at this event, you are giving UW-ICEP permission to share this information with ABP.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.

Overview: Medical Education Scholars in Pediatrics (MESP) is a monthly Regularly Scheduled Series for faculty and trainees to conduct research in medical education, viewing medical education as a primary focus for academic scholarship. These sessions are intended to foster collaboration and disseminate knowledge to promote scholarship in medical education. Success will be measured by the quantity of scholarly output in medical education per academic year and number of faculty seeking or successfully completing promotion with Education as a primary or secondary focus. MESP went through the accreditation process and each session for 2022-2023 will be worth CME credit.

Audience: Anyone in the Department of Pediatrics (Faculty, Trainees, Staff, Researchers and more!)

Global Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop programming and curriculum for scholarship in medical education within the department of Pediatrics
  2. Develop faculty expertise to mentor trainees in medical education projects
  3. Analyze articles and presentations related to medical education scholarship
  4. Formulate time, resources and assistance towards members producing at least one publication, abstract and/or presentation for each academic year (faculty), or for their training duration (trainees)
  5. Examine, through self-reflection, how implicit bias can impact scholarly work including: publications, research, scholarship and presentations

Mission and Vision: 

  1. Faculty and trainees increasingly seek to conduct research in medical education, viewing medical education as a primary focus for academic scholarship
  2. There are few structured programs within the department to foster collaboration and disseminate knowledge to promote scholarship in medical education
  3. Expertise exists within the department, within the university, and outside the university to promote these ideas

Co-Chairs: Sushant Srinivasan, MD and Nikki St Clair, MD

Coordinators: Reva Finkelman & Kate Dougherty

Committee Members: Carolyn Sleeth, MD, MPH, Sammi Tyler, DO and Katie Denzin


Accreditation Statement – Log into your ICEP account to view sessions, check your credits and more!

Jointly Accredited Provider Logo In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.

POLICY ON FACULTY AND SPONSOR DISCLOSURE

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the  speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this accredited continuing education (CE).  In addition, speakers, presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. For this accredited continuing education activity, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and detailed disclosures are listed below.

* Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

Clinical Care Week 2023 – September 18 to September 22

More information to come!


Medical Education Week

More information to come!


Research Week 2023 – May 15 to May 19

Please checkout the Research Week Website.


The Department of Pediatrics hosts lectureships to celebrate and honor past and present faculty! We hope that you can attend these incredible events.


The Gilbert-Barness Lectureship 

Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 7:30-8:30am

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.

Please find more information regarding this lectureship here.


The Murray Katcher Lectureship

Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 7:30-8:30 a.m. via Zoom and HSLC 1345

This new lectureship will feature speakers who address the challenges and successes of advocacy for health and safety of children and vulnerable adults. Murray Katcher, MD, PhD, emeritus professor of pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will deliver the inaugural lecture in 2023.

Please find more information regarding this lectureship here.


The Iams-Tuffli Lectureship

Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 7:30–8:30 a.m. via Zoom

The Iams-Tuffli Reception

Thursday, May 11, 2023 I 5:00-8:00 p.m at Lodgic Everyday Kitchen (registration required)

The Iams-Tuffli Lecture is an annual lecture series on the practice of pediatrics. The series is named after the late Alexander Iams, MD, and Gordon Tuffli, MD, two Madison-based pediatricians and friends who embodied the lecture series’ goal of promoting camaraderie in the field of pediatrics. After Iams passed away in 1984, his family – including son and daughter-in-law Jay and Pat Iams – established a memorial fund and lecture series to honor his 35+ years in pediatrics. The annual lecture covers a diverse range of topics relevant to pediatricians in both private and academic settings. Additionally, the memorial fund generously pays for the registration fees for all participants.

Tuffli coordinated the Iams Lecture series until his retirement in 1998. Sadly, Tuffli passed away in 2020 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. In 2021, the Iams family renamed the lecture “Iams-Tuffli Lectureship” to honor the legacy of Tuffli, his friendship with Iams, and his stewardship of the lecture series.

Iams-Tuffli Planning Committee: Jeff Sleeth, MD, Mala Mathur, MD, MPH, David Bernhardt, MD, Alison Craig, MD, Dana Johnson, MD, Jess McGee, MD and Kari Hegeman, MD

Coordinators: Reva Finkelman and Kate Dougherty

Please find more information regarding this lectureship here.


The Odell Lectureship

Speaker: Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD – Professor, Genetics & Metabolism, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title: Forthcoming

Thursday, May 18, 2023 | 7:30–8:30 a.m. via Zoom and HSLC 1345

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 in basic or translational research.

Please find more information regarding this lectureship here.


The Allen Inspiring Children’s Lectureship 

Thursday, July 13, 2023 | HSLC 1345 & Zoom | New Intern Reception to follow

The Allen Inspiring Children’s Lectureship welcomes our new trainees each July. This lectureship is grounded in motivating, creating connections and sparking passion in these new learners, by sharing the experiences that have made faculty wiser clinicians and to keep learning and growing from patients.

Please find more information regarding this lectureship here.

Flourish Hour is accessible to all faculty, staff, and trainees and these sessions are created to support department members in flourishing in their careers. Sessions may include a variety of topics that relate to our department’s Strategic Priorities (DoP login required), as well as topics such as finding passion in your work, how to utilize time management strategies, and how to live a healthier life.  These sessions are recorded and can be accessed on the DOP Intranet. If you are interested in hosting, teaching and/or suggesting a future professional development event, please complete the Professional Development Activity Request Form. Looking for more Professional Development workshops and conferences? Look at the Professional Development Calendar.

Flourish Hour Schedule 2022-2023:

Date & Time Topic Speaker(s):
Thursday, September 29, 2022

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Finding Your Passion Karen Pletta, MD

Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH

Mallory Braam

Thursday, October 27, 2022

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Well-Being & Humanities Panel Jess Babal, MD

Elizabeth Fleming, MD

Nicole C. Nelson, PhD

Liana Eskola, DO

Thursday, November 17, 2022

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Health Equity Rounds  Laura Houser, MD
December 2022 N/A
Thursday, January 26, 2023

12:00-1:00 p.m.

New Year, New You, Organize Your Life! Britt Allen, MD

Doug Dean III, PhD

Thursday, February 23, 2023

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Finding Your Passion Jenna Contreras
Dolly Torres
Alex Wolf, MD
March 2023 N/A
Thursday, April 20, 2023

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Gardening: April Showers Bring May Flowers TBA
May 2023 N/A
Thursday, June 29, 2023

12:00-1:00 p.m.

TBA Sarah Webber, MD

The Department of Pediatrics recognizes the value of hands-on experiential workshops to enhance the professional work of faculty and staff, and it is committed to hosting half-day workshops for all department members.

Upcoming Professional Development Workshops and Series


Empowering Pediatricians Learning Qualitative Research (ExPLQR): A qualitative research methods curriculum 

This cohort meets monthly starting in late January 2023. Sessions will include a brief didactic presentation of a specific topic in qualitative research followed by an interactive discussion of cohort members’ works in progress. The goals of this series are to improve participants’ knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to initiate, complete, and evaluate qualitative research.

Learning Objectives: The goals of this curriculum are to improve participants’ knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to initiate, complete, and evaluate qualitative work. As a primary outcome, we will evaluate participant knowledge of and confidence in performing key aspects of qualitative inquiry using session assessment surveys. Additional goals include enhancing participant engagement and collaboration in qualitative research and promotion of mentoring relationships across the Department. We will assess these goals by tracking session attendance, overall cohort retention, engagement in new qualitative projects, and evaluation of new collaborations and mentoring relationships following workshop conclusion. Our final goal is to refine this workshop for future adaptation and evaluation, which will be achieved by garnering open-ended input from participants following each session and through a participant focus group at the completion of the curriculum.

Cohort Members: Cohort members for 2023 have been established already. Please reach out to the main contacts below if you have any questions regarding this year’s cohort!

Main Contacts:

Co-Chair: Taylor House – trhouse@wisc.edu 

Co-Chair: Michelle Kelly – michelle.kelly@wisc.edu

Co-Chair: Madeline Kieren – mkieren@wisc.edu

Coordinator: Kate Dougherty – catherine.dougherty@wisc.edu

Schedule: Every 4th Tuesday of every month from 12:00-1:00 via Zoom

More information on the intranet!


Medical Education Scholars in Pediatrics Day 2023

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023 I 9:00-11:00 a.m. I ILC 3110 A & C

Workshop: Disseminate Scholarship of Teaching: How to Publish a Teaching Tool or Curriculum Workshop

*This is an in-person only event.

Speaker: Adam Wolfe, MD, PhD – associate professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, assistant dean of education, associate program director, pediatric residency program, Baylor College of Medicine – The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the quality standards for scholarship of teaching that can be used to guide a successful scholarly project and publication
  2. Analyze the available venues for publishing education materials, using MedEdPORTAL as a reference example
  3. Outline a plan for implementing, evaluating, revising, and publishing an individual’s education materials

Workshop Description: Publication continues to be the primary hallmark of scholarship.  Clinician-educators engage in systematic inquiry that critiques, improves and enhances teaching and learning (i.e. scholarship of teaching). Our scholarly products may include curricula, learning modules, assessment tools, etc. As clinician-educators and teachers, we must be knowledgeable about the opportunities and available venues for peer-reviewed publication of our scholarly products. This hands-on workshop begins with an overview of Glassick’s Standards for scholarship of teaching. The individual participants will outline an educational project, specifically the implementation of a teaching tool or curriculum. They will then discuss the process of design, implementation, evaluation, revision, and ultimately publication of their scholarly products. We will use the process of publishing at MedEdPortal.org as an example, and review other venues for publishing education materials. We will conclude the workshop with a debrief and opportunity for participants to share their own tools and experiences in publishing their education materials. Participants will leave the workshop with a completed outline of a planned project for ultimate publication, and paper + digital materials detailing additional resources to guide the engagement of scholarship of teaching, and publishing their products. Following this workshop at 11:00 will be a provided lunch.

Register Today!


Professional Development Team

Mala Mathur, MD, MPH

Position title: Associate Professor, Director of Professional Development

Reva Finkelman

Position title: Professional Development Manager

Email: rfinkelman@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-8542

Catherine (Kate) Dougherty

Position title: Professional Development Specialist

Email: catherine.dougherty@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Jenna Contreras

Position title: Strategic Initiatives Specialist

Email: jrcontreras@pediatrics.wisc.edu

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February 2023

Pediatric Grand Rounds – Jim Anderst, MD, MSCI

February 9 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023 Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m. CST Zoom Link Title: Abusive Head Trauma: Diagnosing in the Absence of a "Gold Standard" Speakers: Jim Anderst, MD, MSCI - Division of Child Adversity and Resilience, professor of…

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Medical Education Scholars Day – February 2023

February 16

Medical Education Scholars in Pediatrics Day 2023 Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023 I 9:00-11:00 a.m. I ILC 3110 A & C Workshop: Disseminate Scholarship of Teaching: How to Publish a Teaching Tool or Curriculum Workshop…

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Pediatric Grand Rounds – Adam Wolfe, MD, PhD

February 16 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023 Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m. CST Zoom Link Title: Teaching for Learning: Select the Right Tool for the Job Speakers: Adam Wolfe, MD, PhD - associate professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, assistant dean of Education,…

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Pediatric Grand Rounds – Samantha Williams Al-Kharusy, MD (Clinical Pathology Conference)

February 23 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023 Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m. CST Zoom Link Title: Clinical Pathology Conference Speaker: Samantha Williams Al-Kharusy, MD - chief resident, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health    …

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Flourish Hour – February 2023

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Theme: Finding Your Passion Speakers: Jenna Contreras Ryan McAdams, MD Alex Wolf, MD Zoom Link: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97779332470?pwd=R1RUU3RXQlVxbTlxM3plTzRpZVRKUT09 Flourish Hour is accessible to all faculty, staff, and trainees and these sessions are created to support department members…

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March 2023

No Pediatric Grand Rounds

March 2 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Medical Education Scholars in Pediatrics – March Session

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Date: Monday, March 6, 2023 Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. Where: Zoom  Title: TBD Speakers: Sushant Srinivasan, MD, associate professor, Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Medical Education Scholars…

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Pediatric Grand Rounds – Danielle Rodgers, MD (Clinical Pathology Conference)

March 9 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023 Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m. CST Zoom Link Title: Clinical Pathology Conference Speaker: Danielle Rodgers, MD - chief resident, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health      …

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Pediatric Grand Rounds – Matthew Kronman, MD, MSCE

March 16 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023 Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m. CST Zoom Link Title: Pediatric Acute Musculoskeletal Infections: Guideline updates and Antimicrobial Stewardship Speaker: Matthew Kronman, MD MSCE - professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, fellowship program director, pediatric infectious…

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No Pediatric Grand Rounds

March 23 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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