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 (click on Professional Development in survey).

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

Reva Finkelman

Position title: Professional Development Manager


Phone: (608) 263-8542

Catherine (Kate) Dougherty

Position title: Professional Development Specialist


Upcoming Workshops and Conferences

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April 8, 2022: Finding your Passion and Your Path to Success in Academic Medicine Workshop

Title: Finding your Passion and Your Path to Success in Academic Medicine Workshop

Description: This workshop is intended for all faculty, staff and trainees in the Department of Pediatrics who are interested in finding passion in the work that you do. We will explore themes of personal mission and vision, working through your values and what matters most to you. We will also explore your individual strengths, connect with others and get introduced in how to leverage positive psychology at work. The workshop will be led by Dr. Mala Mathur and Dr. Megan Moreno.

Date: Friday April 8th, 2022 8a.m.-11a.m.

Location: Virtual


  1. Apply the framework of well-being and positive psychology to practice/work.
  2. Identify your values and strengths to develop a personal mission/vision statement
  3. Understand how to use your mission/vision statement to create your path in academic medicine

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March 2022


March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Passion and Purpose Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:00-1:00PM via Zoom Instructors: David Allen, MD - Passion: Music Luke Addesso, MD - Passion: Renovations             Chelsea Schaack - Passion: Volunteering  …

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No Pediatric Grand Rounds

March 31 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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April 2022

Pediatric Grand Rounds – Robin Lankton, MPH, CHES

April 7 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Title: Community Health Needs Assessment: Data to Action Addressing Inequities Speaker: Robin Lankton, MPH, CHES - Director, Population Health, UW Health, President, Wisconsin Public Health Association             This lecture will…

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Finding your Passion and Your Path – Workshop

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Date: Friday, April 8, 2022 – 8:00-11:00AM via Zoom Instructors: Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH, Mala Mathur, MD, MPH and Kate Dougherty Overview: This workshop is intended for all faculty, staff and trainees in the Department of Pediatrics who…

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Pediatric Grand Rounds – Maren Olsen, MD, MPH, MED, Ben Trappey, MD & Anthony Williams, MD

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Title: Crossing the Threshold: a Journey of Storytelling in Medicine Speaker: Maren Olson, MD, MPH, MED - Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Associate Program Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship,…

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Pediatric Grand Rounds -David Rakel, MD, Towards a Salutogenic Science in Primary Care

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

Title: Towards a Salutogenic Science in Primary Care Speaker: David Rakel, MD Chair of Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison This lecture will be streamed live at  Please text the 6-letter…

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Pediatric Grand Rounds – Health Equity Grand Rounds

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

Title: Health Equity Grand Rounds: Seeking Security     This lecture will be streamed live at  Please text the 6-letter code provided in the livestream lecture to 608-260-7097 for CME credit.

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April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

April Showers Bring May Flowers: Grow Your Garden Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:00-1:00PM via Zoom Instructors:  Kristii Horn - Writer/Editor, Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin-Madison Mala Mathur, MD, MPH - Director of…

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May 2022

Chair Candidate Dr. Susanna McColley – Academic Presentation (No Pediatric Grand Rounds)

May 5 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Academic Presentation Title: “Advancing Child Health through Equity and Innovation” Thursday, May 5 from 7:30-8:30 a.m.  Location: Health Sciences Learning Center Rm. 1335 Webex Meeting Link: Meeting Number: 2620 939 8430 Password: w6XayrwcD33 (96929792 from…

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Pediatric Grand Rounds – Iams-Tuffli Lecture 2022, Claudette Adegboro, MD *ABP MOC Part II

May 12 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Title: The Age of Viability: A New Era in the Care of Extremely Preterm Infants Speaker: Claudette Adegboro, MD - Assistant Professor and Physician Lead for the Periviable Infant Project and Maternal Fetal Medicine Liaison,…

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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.