Melhorn awarded for child abuse work

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Dr. Melhorn

Dr. Melhorn

MSSC member Dr. Katherine Melhorn recently was honored with the 2018 Volunteer Leadership Award from the National Children’s Alliance, recognizing her decades of work in investigating and preventing child abuse.

The alliance is a national organization that helps communities provide a coordinated response to investigating and supporting victims of child abuse and accredits Child Advocacy Centers such as the one in Sedgwick County.

Dr. Melhorn, a pediatrician and clinical professor with KU Wichita Pediatrics, received the award June 10 in Washington, D.C. She was the first child-abuse pediatrician in the state and was integral in creating the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County in 2008.