Child abuse prevention expert to lecture at McPherson College March 8

By McPherson College
February 18, 2015

McPherson College is pleased to present alumna Dr. Kathy Melhorn ’77 – an expert in the prevention of child abuse and neglect – for its annual Mohler Lecture on March 8.

Dr. Melhorn will present “Child Abuse and Neglect: Do we have the Evidence and Courage We Need to Make a Difference?” starting at 4 p.m. in Mingenback Theatre on the campus of McPherson College. Her lecture will cover what researchers and physicians know about child abuse – and what researchers still need to learn.

Dr. Melhorn is a clinical professor in pediatrics with the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita, certified in both general pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics. She has worked across the state of Kansas in a variety of ways to help young victims of abuse and neglect. In addition to direct patient care, she also has consulted on the subject, provided legislative testimony and public policy recommendations, and investigated possible cases of death resulting from abuse.

Previously, Dr. Melhorn served as the Residency Program Director, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita and continues to help with supervision in the program.