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Grand Rounds

Dr. Robert Charles Jeffries, M.D. Endowed Lecture
The Dr. Robert Charles Jeffries, MD Pediatric Preventive Medicine Lecture was established in July 2016 to honor the life and work of Dr. Jeffries, a KU-trained pediatrician. Dr. Jeffries dedicated his life to fighting for social justice through medicine. He was keenly interested in the social determinants of health, especially for children, and advocated for preventive measures that could improve the overall quality of life. His daughter, Ann Jeffries Thompson, established this annual lecture to carry on his legacy of advocacy and compassionate care.

Dr. Leone F. Mattioli, M.D. Endowed Lecture
Dr. Leone F. Mattioli, MD was a Professor of Pediatrics at KU Medical Center and the first clinician in the Kansas state to use telemedicine to deliver care to children. He was an expert pediatric cardiologist, with a particular interest in medical education. He won numerous awards for teaching and mentoring, including the Student Voice Award, the Kemper Award for Teaching Excellence, the Cheng Cho Award for Excellence in Pediatrics and the very esteemed Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award, "the Jayhawk." Dr. Mattioli is remembered as a lifelong learner and a dear friend to many in the Department of Pediatrics. 

Dr. Cheng T. Cho, M.D., Ph.D. Endowed Lecture
The Dr. Cheng T. Cho, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatric Infectious Disease Lectureship was established by the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2007. The aim is to expand the knowledge of health care faculty and staff on infectious disease in children. The speakership echoes the efforts of University of Kansas School of Medicine professor emeritus, Dr. Cheng Cho, who served the university as a clinician, teacher, and scholar for 50 years. Dr. Cho authored hundreds of book chapters and scholarly articles with a focus on medical education, clinical infectious disease, and pathogenesis and host response in viral infection. He also led numerous clinical trials on pediatric vaccines. His wisdom, kindness, and intelligence have shaped the treatment of infectious disease for pediatric health care providers throughout Kansas and beyond.

View Recordings of the Grand Rounds Endowed Lectures

Dr. Leone Mattioli Lectureship

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology: The Impact of Cancer on Life and the Impact of Life on Cancer
Dr. Brad Zebrack, Ph.D., MSW, MPH

Dr. Leone Mattioli Lectureship

Toward trustworthy research: Building respectful relationships and addressing inequities throughout clinical research.
Dr. Stephanie Kraft, J.D.

Dr. Cheng Cho Lectureship

From the Bedside to the Bench and Back to the Bedside and the Community: Antiretroviral Effects on Mitochondria
Dr. Elijah Paintsil, M.D.

Dr. Robert Charles Jeffries Lectureship

Promoting Equity in Early Child Development through Pediatric Primary Care and Partnerships with the Community
Dr. Alan Mendelsohn, M.D. FAAP

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