What We Do

Thomas A. Leonard was the driving force behind the formation of the Perinatal Foundation and was a highly respected obstetrician and professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In addition to bringing awareness to innovative topics in perinatal healthcare, this lecture helps realize the Perinatal Foundation’s original mission of bringing education to more professionals and providers.

Previous TAL Speakers
  • Kathleen Kendall-Tackett on "Intimate Partner Violence in the Perinatal Period and COVID-19"

  • 2019

    Karol Kaltenbach, PhD on "Treatment for Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder: Considerations for Mother and Child"

  • 2018

    Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos, MD, MPH on “Human Trafficking and Pregnancy: Improving the Health Care Response Where Vulnerabilities Collide”

  • 2017

    Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD on “Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism”

  • 2016

    M. Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH on “Level of Maternal Care: The new "Toward Improving the Outcomes of Pregnancy"

  • 2015

    Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, PhD on “The Early and the Ancestral Microbiome”

  • 2014

    Sabrina Craigo, MD on “Perinatal Transport in 2014”

  • 2013

    Debra B. Selip, MD on “The Late Preterm and Early Term Brain: Physiology, Pathology, and Outcomes”

  • 2012

    Peter H. Cherouny, MD on “Decreasing Elective Deliveries Prior to 39 Completed Weeks”

  • 2011

    Rosemary White-Traut, PhD, RN, FAAN on “Developmental Interventions for At-Risk Infants”

  • 2010

    Ellen Hodnett, RN, PhD, FCAHS on “Evidence-Based Care: Challenges in Implementing Cochrane Reviews”

  • 2009

    James W. Collins, Jr., MD, MPH on “New Insights into the Racial Disparity in Pregnancy Outcomes: A Life Course Perspective”

  • 2008

    Judith S. Mercer, PhD, CNM, FACNM on “Umbilical Cord Clamping: First, Do No Harm”