Professional Development

Pediatric Grand Rounds

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

Pediatrics Grand Rounds is a weekly multidisciplinary and interprofessional conference series designed to improve a participant’s ability to practice pediatric medicine by enhancing knowledge in clinical care, healthcare research, medical education, public health, and innovation implementation. Scroll down for the full accreditation statement.

Research Week

Held annually each May

Through a mix of live-streamed lectures and interactive sessions, Research Week’s celebration of scholarship is made available to Department of Pediatrics’ faculty, researchers, trainees and staff, as well as the entire University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health community.

Conferences and Live Events

Seminars in Pediatrics – “Community and Connections” Thursday, September 9, and Friday, September 10, 2021

This year we will be hosting a two-day, virtual conference focusing on the role of pediatricians in fostering community and connections to improve the health of children and families that we serve. Seminars in Pediatrics is provided annually by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Pediatrics, the American Family Children’s Hospital, and the University of Wisconsin−Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP).


Multiple Dates

Three times a year, the Department of Pediatrics hosts lectureships to celebrate and honor past faculty and acknowledge our present ones. In the fall, the department co-hosts the Gilbert-Barness Lecture with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. In May, the department hosts the Iams-Tuffli and Odell Lectureships.

Flourish Hours

Held monthly on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom.

Flourish Hour Videos and Resources (DoP login required) These monthly seminars, accessible to all faculty, staff, and trainees, 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 at any time on the department’s Intranet. If you are interested in hosting, teaching and/or suggesting a future professional development event, please complete the Professional Development Activity Request Form.

Professional Development Workshop

Held annually

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 an annual half-day workshop for all department members.   If you have a suggestion for a professional development workshop, please complete the Professional Development Activity Request Form.

Professional Development Team

Mala Mathur, MD, MPH

Position title: Associate Professor (CHS), Director of Professional Development

Phone: For Patients
For Academic Inquiries: (608) 265-5835

Tori Benson

Position title: Education Programs Assistant


Phone: (608) 890-3760

Reva Finkelman

Position title: Continuing Education Program Manager


Phone: (608) 263-8542

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October 2021

Microaggressions and Interrupting Bias Workshop

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Microaggressions and Interrupting Bias Workshop Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00-2:00PM Via Zoom In this workshop, participants will build confidence & skill recognizing & responding to microaggressions.  Hands-on activities, such as discussion and role play,…

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Pediatric Grand Rounds, Andrea Asnes, MD, MSW – “Disparities and Bias in the Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse” – ABP MOC PART II

October 21 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Andrea Asnes, MD, MSW – Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine, Director of Yale Programs for Safety, Advocacy and Healing                 This lecture will be streamed…

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Gilbert- Barness Lecture & Pediatric Grand Rounds – Cecilia Berin, PhD

October 28 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Speaker: M. Cecilia Berin, PhD – Professor of Pediatrics and Deputy Director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Title: Clinical Implications of T cell Phenotypes in Food Allergy…

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November 2021

No Pediatric Grand Rounds

November 4 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Empowering Learners Professional Development Series – Session #4 Mentoring

November 9 @ 12:00 am - 1:30 pm

Empowering Learners Professional Development Series - Session #4 Mentoring Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 12:00-1:30PM via Zoom Instructor: John Frohna, MD, MPH - Professor, Vice Chair of Education, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Department of…

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Pediatric Grand Rounds, Shannon Patterson, PhD & Aimee Wattiaux

November 11 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Speakers: Shannon Patterson, PhD – Health Psychology, Comprehensive Medical and Surgical Weight Management Program, UW Health at The American Center, Department of Psychiatry, UW School of Medicine and Public Health and Aimee Wattiaux - Medical…

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Pediatric Grand Rounds – Kelsey Lewis, PhD

November 18 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Title: Reframing Sex in 2021 Speaker: Kelsey Lewis, PhD - Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology, Center for Research on Gender and Women, Honorary Fellow, Departments of Urology & Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin    …

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November FLOURISH Hour

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ditch the list to get the right stuff done  Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:00-1:00PM via Zoom Instructor: Inga Hofman, MD - Associate Professor, Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin-Madison…

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No Pediatric Grand Rounds

November 25 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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December 2021

Pediatric Grand Rounds – Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT & Bruce Klein, MD – Winter Research Potpourri

December 2 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

The Department of Pediatrics Winter Research Potpourri: Title: Advancing Research in Cerebral Palsy Integrating Real Feedback from Real Participants and Their Families Speaker: Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT - Associate Professor, Developmental Pediatrics & Rehabilitation…

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Accreditation Statement

ICEP 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. For a list of upcoming sessions, visit

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. The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350.

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. *Check individual sessions for possible additional credits.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest.  Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity.