Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics

The first of its kind in the nation, the Treuman Katz Center improves the lives of children and their families by addressing ethical questions that arise in pediatric care and research. Learn more.

Programs and Resources

The Treuman Katz Center serves as a national resource, helping physicians, researchers and policymakers advance their knowledge of bioethics and navigate complex moral dilemmas.

Center Highlights

Key Partnerships

Partnerships are an essential part of the Treuman Katz Center’s mission. Our researchers collaborate with colleagues across the nation and around the world in pursuit of answers to complex bioethics questions.

Our partners include the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the Department of Bioethics and Humanities and the Institute of Translational Health Sciences at the University of Washington.

Bioethics Consultations

Our bioethicists provide practical guidance to families, providers, researchers and policymakers about patient care, public health and research issues. Our consultation service is available to colleagues throughout Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington, and we offer informal advice to people at outside institutions. Learn more about our services.

Publications

Korngiebel DM, McMullen CK, Amendola LM, Berg JS, Davis JV, Gilmore MJ, Harding CO, Himes P, Jarvik GP, Kauffman TL, Kennedy KA, Simpson DK, Leo MC, Lynch FL, Quigley DI, Reiss JA, Richards CS, Rope AF, Schneider JL, Goddard KA, Wilfond BS. Generating a taxonomy for genetic conditions relevant to reproductive planning. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 2016 Mar; 170(3): 565-73.

Kelley M, James C, Alessi Kraft S, Korngiebel D, Wijangco I, Joffe S, Cho MK, Wilfond B, Lee SS. The role of patient perspectives in clinical research ethics and policy: Response to open peer commentaries on "patient perspectives on the learning health system". American Journal of Bioethics. 2016 Feb; 16(2): W7-9.

Grady C, Nogues I, Wiener L, Wilfond BS, Wendler D. Adolescent research participants' descriptions of medical research. AJOB Empirical Bioethics. 2016 Jan 1; 7(1): 1-7.

Rosenberg AR, Bona K, Wharton CM, Bradford M, Shaffer ML, Wolfe J, Baker KS. Adolescent and young adult patient engagement and participation in survey-based research: A report from the "resilience in adolescents and young adults with cancer" study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Apr; 63(4): 734-6.

Leo MC, McMullen C, Wilfond BS, Lynch FL, Reiss JA, Gilmore MJ, Himes P, Kauffman TL, Davis JV, Jarvik GP, Berg JS, Harding C, Kennedy KA, Simpson DK, Quigley DI, Richards CS, Rope AF, Goddard KA. Patients' ratings of genetic conditions validate a taxonomy to simplify decisions about preconception carrier screening via genome sequencing. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Mar; 170(3): 574-82.

Peay HL, Scharff H, Tibben A, Wilfond B, Bowie J, Johnson J, Nagaraju K, Escolar D, Piacentino J, Biesecker BB. "Watching time tick by…": Decision making for Duchenne muscular dystrophy trials. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2016 Jan; 46: 1-6.

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