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.

Seminars in Pediatrics 

The University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics’ annual Seminars in Pediatrics will be held on September 9, 2022. New this year, you can attend two different ways, in-person or on-demand. Join us in-person at Memorial Union for breakfast, lectures, workshops, lunch, networking, vendors, and a cocktail hour. Credits are available for in-person attendees. This year, four of the main lectures will be available on-demand and attendees will have a year to complete the CME/MOC credits for each lecture.

Co-Chairs: Mala Mathur, MD, MPH and Kristin Tiedt, MD

Coordinators: Reva Finkelman, Kate Dougherty and Jenna Contreras

Committee Members: Cathy Lee Miller, MD, Kim Squires, APNP, Kristy Fitzpatrick, MD, Claire Gervais, MD, Sam Williams Al-Kharusy, MD and Danielle Rogers, MD

Looking for more information? Visit Seminars in Pediatrics 2022!


Research Week 

The Department of Pediatrics’ annual Research Week will be held from May 15-May 19, 2023. Through a mix of live-streamed lectures and interactive sessions, members of the Department of Pediatrics and the entire University of Wisconsin–Madison community can hear the latest advances in pediatric research.

Activities for the week include small group sessions with faculty and trainees, the distinguished Gerard B. Odell Lecture, the newly named Wald Faculty Research Forum and Town Hall, platform presentations, and an online poster session featuring the research of residents, fellows, faculty, and staff. Continuing medical education (CME) credit will be available.

Co-Chairs: Jim Gern, MD and Emily Ruedinger, MD

Coordinators: Reva Finkelman and Kate Dougherty

Committee Members: Mala Mathur, MD, Dan Sklansky, MD, Cathy Lee-Miller, MD, Doug Dean III, PhD and Becky Bound

Looking for more information? Visit Research Week!

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 20, 2022 | 8–9 a.m.

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 and HSLC 1345

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

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.


David Allen Family Foundation Inspiring Children’s Lectureship and New Intern Reception 

TBA | TBA | New Intern Reception to follow

David Allen, MD, pediatric endocrinologist and division chief, will deliver the inaugural hybrid lecture, “Ode to Six Children Who Shaped A Career.” The hybrid lecture will be available in-person in HSLC 1345 or live-streamed virtually from 7:30–8:40 a.m. Directly following the lecture, audience members are invited to the new intern reception in HSLC 1222.  The new intern reception is free to attend, but registration is required.

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

12:00-1:00PM

Finding Your Passion Karen Pletta, MD

Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH

Mallory McDonald

Thursday, October 27, 2022

12:00-1:00PM

Well-Being & Humanities Panel Jess Babal, MD

Elizabeth Fleming, MD

Nicole C. Nelson, PhD

Liana Eskola, DO

Thursday, November 17, 2022

12:00-1:00PM

Health Equity Rounds Mary Ehlenbach, MD
December 2022 N/A
Thursday, January 26, 2023

12:00-1:00PM

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

Doug Dean III, PhD

Thursday, February 23, 2023

12:00-1:00PM

Finding Your Passion TBA
March 2023 N/A
Thursday, April 20, 2023

12:00-1:00PM

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

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Story Slam – October 18, 2022 | 6–8 p.m. | Mystery to Me Bookstore

Story Slam 2022 provides opportunities for physicians to tell stories that encourage us to listen- both inwardly and to others, celebrate our shared humanity, and foster connections. Faculty members, fellows, residents, and staff are encouraged to share their own stories and ideas.

Storytellers: Vivek Balasubramaniam, MD, Diana Do, Kim Sue Lamster, Cathy Lee-Miller, MD, Mckenzy Suhr, and Sammi Tyler, DO

Who this workshop is intended for: Any member of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Story Slam Workshop Committee: Jess Babal, MD, Mala Mathur, MD, MPH, Cathy Lee Miller, MD, Sarah Webber, MD, Nikki St. Clair, MD, Heidi Kloster, MD, Liana Eskola, DO, Elizabeth Fleming, MD

Coordinators: Kate Dougherty and Jenna Contreras


Professional Development Team

Mala Mathur, MD, MPH

Position title: Associate Professor, Director of Professional Development

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

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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August 2022

No Pediatric Grand Rounds

August 25 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 am
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Qualitative Research in Pediatrics Workshop

August 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 8:00AM-12:00PM Session Location: HSLC Room 1220/1222 Audience: Faculty, staff and trainees with interest in learning more about qualitative research.  This includes people who have been part of qualitative research and…

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September 2022

Pediatric Grand Rounds – Eric Schauberger, DO, PhD

September 1 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Title: Addressing Pediatric Beta Lactam Allergy Speaker: Eric Schauberger, DO, PhD - Assistant Professor, Associate Fellowship Director, Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin-Madison             This lecture will…

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Medical Education Scholars in Pediatrics – September Session

September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022 Time: 12:00-1:00PM Where: Zoom  Title: Poster Presentations and Feedback Speakers: Kristin Tiedt, MD Medical Education Scholars in Pediatrics (MESP) is a monthly Regularly Scheduled Series for faculty and trainees to…

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No Pediatric Grand Rounds

September 8 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Seminars in Pediatrics 2022

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53703 United States

The Department of Pediatrics' annual Seminars in Pediatrics will be held in-person at the Memorial Union and asynchronously on Friday, September 9, 2022. More information to come!

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Pediatric Grand Rounds – Nadine Gaab, PhD

September 15 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Title: Developmental Dyslexia and other Reading Disabilities: Neurobiology, Early Identification, and Screening Strategies Speaker: Nadine Gaab, PhD- Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education               This lecture…

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Pediatric Grand Rounds – Maneesh Batra, MD, MPH

September 22 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Title: Progress towards newborn health Speaker: Maneesh Batra, MD, MPH - He, him, his pronouns, Interim Chief, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Professor of Pediatrics Adjunct Professor of Global Health University of Washington School of Medicine…

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Pediatric Grand Rounds – Shetal Shah, MD

September 29 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Title: Update on Federal Advocacy Issues: What Pediatricians Need to Know Speaker: Shetal Shah, MD - Professor, Division of Neonatology, New York Medical College and Maria Fareri Children's Hospital            …

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Flourish Hour – September 2022

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Theme: Finding Your Passion Speakers: To Be Determined Zoom Link: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/99290770170?pwd=R2k3VERzRGxxM0FISGl4MVJtcFBQZz09 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…

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