The University of Colorado School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital, and the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect offer a two- to three-year post-residency fellowship in child abuse and neglect. The goal of the fellowship is to provide physicians who are board eligible or board certified in pediatrics with in-depth and intensive training in child abuse and neglect that will prepare them for a clinical or academic career dedicated to the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics, which is a newly recognized board-eligible ABP subspecialty. More ABP information can be found at www.abp.org. In addition, the Kempe Center offers the Berger Fellowship, a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship.
The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect was founded in 1972 by C. Henry Kempe, MD, a former University of Colorado School of Medicine Chairman of Pediatrics. His 1962 publication of the landmark paper The Battered Child, establishing one of the nation's first Child Protection Teams in 1958 and founding of the national center in Denver, are both legacy and foundation for the current University of Colorado School of Medicine child advocacy and protection system of care.
The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect faculty consists of pediatricians, social workers, a pediatric lawyer, and psychology and psychiatry staff. The Children's Hospital (TCH) clinical staff has many faculty colleagues in the Departments of General Pediatrics, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery, and Surgery who provide excellent interdisciplinary care with the team for suspected child abuse victims and their families.
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