Fellowships

Program Overview

The Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Program of the Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine utilizes the six core competencies of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as the foundation for a curriculum which provides clinical training in the discipline of Child Abuse Pediatrics. We strive to provide a comprehensive fellowship program in Child Abuse Pediatrics that will assimilate a specially trained diagnostician, motivated researcher,  inspired instructor, expert physician witness, tireless child advocate and lifelong physician learner: Additionally, the fellow gains a background in academic research, which provides skills required for competition in the academic setting. Ample opportunity is provided for development of teaching skills, both in informal and formal education settings.

Goals and Objectives

  • To become proficient in evaluating and managing pediatric injury cases concerning for non-accidental trauma and to be familiar with the possible differential diagnoses related to these cases. (Patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism)
  • To participate in clinical experiences involving all facets of the child abuse field including neglect, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. (Patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, systems based practice)
  • To perform a research project in the field of child abuse pediatrics. (Medical knowledge, professionalism, systems based practice)
  • To attain effective communication and interactions with medical team members as well as with members of the multidisciplinary team including law enforcement, prosecuting and county attorneys, child protection workers and therapists. (Interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, systems based practice)
  • To learn to provide court testimony in criminal and family court situations both as an examining physician and expert witness in the field of child abuse pediatrics. (Medical knowledge, interpersonal and communications skills, professionalism,  systems based practice)
  • To understand the process of effective instruction, self- reflection and the analysis of clinical and system processes to allow for ongoing improvements of clinical practice. (Medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, practice based learning and improvement, professionalism, systems based practice)

Visit:  Child Abuse Fellowship page for more information

The Lovick C. Miller Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, which began in 1992, was named in honor of Dr. Miller who retired as the Chief Psychologist after 36 years of an exemplary career at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Postdoctoral Fellows in pediatric psychology have direct involvement in two challenging clinical and applied research programs:

  • Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service to Norton Children’s Hospital - the fellow maintains primary responsibilities providing inpatient consultation-liaison services within a tertiary care children’s hospital and academic medical center, with specialty focus on patients with chronic pain and functional disability concerns.
  • Children’s Health and Illness Recovery Program (CHIRP) - CHIRP is an innovative outpatient program employing and evidence-based manualized intervention for treating adolescents with chronic painful and fatiguing conditions. The fellow is involved in the evaluation and treatment of referrals to this evidence-based intervention, as well as ongoing research assessing treatment efficacy.


In addition to providing clinical and consultation-liaison services, the fellow is involved in research projects associated with both of these clinical activities. Additionally, the fellow participates in individual and group supervision, selected seminars, case conferences and service rounds, and has an opportunity to supervise a doctoral-level practicum student.

Visit:  Lovick C. Miller Post-Doctoral Fellowship page for more information