Office of Research

Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics


The mission of the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics is to improve care and research through bioethics.

In a world of constant medical advancement and limited resources, we face the increasingly difficult task of ensuring children's well-being and development when making choices about care and research. The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics is the first in the country to focus on pediatric issues and serves as a national resource for addressing the complex bioethical issues affecting families, healthcare institutions and society. Our interdisciplinary team draws on philosophy, law and social and behavioral sciences, among others, to:

1.Conduct groundbreaking research on ethical issues related to pediatric healthcare and clinical research
2.Provide expert bioethics consultations for families, healthcare providers, researchers and policymakers
3.Develop and present evocative educational programs that fuel useful debate on current bioethical issues
4.Lead the next generation of clinicians, researchers and bioethicists to become the best thinkers in pediatric bioethics

Funding Information:

SC operating funds.

Reporting Structure:

Bruder Stapleton, Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Related UW Entities:

School of Medicine, Department of Bioethics & Humanities,
School of Law,
School of Nursing,
School of Public Health

Center Details

Director: Wilfond, Ben
Location: Seattle Children's Research Institute, 1900 Ninth; MS: C9S-6
Year Started: 2005
Administrator / Program Manager: Fennell, Kathy
Administering College/School: School of Medicine 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Pediatrics 
Faculty Involvement: 5