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07 FN: John Leventhal

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2014 - Spring


John Leventhal, M.D., professor of pediatrics and medical director of child abuse programs and child abuse prevention programs at the Children’s Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital, has been named this year’s Champion of Children by the Center for Children’s Advocacy, a Connecticut nonprofit that protects the legal rights of abused and neglected children. Leventhal was recognized for his commitment to improving the lives of the state’s most vulnerable and at-risk children and youth. Leventhal has served as an expert consultant to Connecticut’s child protective service agencies, and has led efforts to bring child abuse and neglect prevention programs to Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital, the release states. With more than 30 years of experience in child abuse and neglect, he is recognized nationally for his research in child maltreatment and is a devoted advocate for vulnerable children and families. From 2000-2006 he was editor of Child Abuse & Neglect, The International Journal—the major journal in the field of child maltreatment.

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