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

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.

Brothers KB, Holm IA, Childerhose JE, Antommaria AH, Bernhardt BA, Clayton EW, Gelb BD, Joffe S, Lynch JA, McCormick JB, McCullough LB, Parsons DW, Sundaresan AS, Wolf WA, Yu JH, Wilfond BS; Pediatrics Workgroup of the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) Consortium; Pediatrics Workgroup of the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research CSER Consortium. When Participants in Genomic Research Grow Up: Contact and Consent at the Age of Majority. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2016 Jan; 168: 226-231.e1.

Tabor H. "Women Who Don't Give a Crap". PLoS Genetics. 2015 Dec 23; 11(12): e1005736. eCollection 2015 Dec.

Rosenberg AR, Syrjala KL, Martin PJ, Flowers ME, Carpenter PA, Salit RB, Baker KS, Lee SJ. Resilience, health, and quality of life among long-term survivors of hematopoietic cell transplantation. Cancer. 2015 Dec 1; 121(23): 4250-7.

Kraft SA, Porter K, Wilfond BS. Research on Medical Practices and the Patient-Physician Relationship: What Can Regulators Learn from Patients? AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015 Dec 1; 17(12): 1160-5.

Lown EA, Phillips F, Schwartz LA, Rosenberg AR, Jones B. Psychosocial Follow-Up in Survivorship as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2015 Dec; 62 Suppl 5: S531-601.

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