Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

At Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the three-year Insuring the Children Child Abuse Fellowship Program through the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children is designed to prepare physicians for an academic and clinical career in child abuse pediatrics. The Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children is a hospital-based children’s advocacy center with co-located children services workers, members from law enforcement and the county prosecutor’s office. Child abuse fellows are active members of this busy multidisciplinary team and become expert in all types of child abuse. The Child Abuse Team evaluates approximately 1,000 cases of suspected sexual abuse and 100-150 cases of suspected physical abuse every year.

Fellows develop skills and attend didactic lectures in research methodology, including study design, writing proficiency and statistical analysis. Opportunities to improve clinical and didactic teaching of residents, students and other health-care professionals are provided. Administrative skills such as leadership, multidisciplinary team building, budget preparation and fund-raising are taught. In addition, Cincinnati Children's offers an online certificate and an online Masters Degree in Education. Fellows can pursue a certificate or Masters Degree in Education during their fellowship.

More information can be found on our website:

Insuring the Children Child Abuse Fellowship
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children
3333 Burnet Avenue; MLC 3008
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3039
Director: Kathi Makoroff, MD
Phone: 513-636-0037
Fax: 513-636-0204