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Grand Rounds held March 1-2

Published on February 28, 2012

Several UofL School of Medicine Departments are holding Grand Rounds this week. The University of Louisville School Of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The target audience for grand rounds is ULP physicians, UofL residents, fellows, medical students, community physicians and other professional medical staff.


The Department of Medicine will hold Grand Rounds Thursday, March 1, at 8 a.m. in the Ambulatory Care Building auditorium. This is the 2012 Nancy Middleton Smith Lecture, presented by the U of L Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Medicine. Clay B. Marsh, M.D., professor of internal medicine, Senior Associate VP for Health Sciences Research, Vice Dean of Research for the College of Medicine, Executive Director of the Center for Personalized Health Care, and Director of the Center for Critical and Respiratory Care at The Ohio State University, will present " P4 Medicine: From Genetics to Facebook." The talk will focus on understanding the driving forces that will create health care transformation and require value innovation, the concept of hot-spotters and how this will drive value innovation, the role of systems engineering in delivering health care value, and evolving concepts of wellness and health. For more information, call Darlene Rose, 852-7959 or e-mail


On Thursday, March 1, at 11:30 a.m. in the Ambulatory Care Building auditorium, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will host Joseph Piven, M.D., who will discuss, “Early Brain and Behavior Development in Autism.” Dr. Piven is the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is also the founding director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. The lecture will provide knowledge of very early brain and behavioral development in infants and toddlers with autism. For more information, call Kelly Moore, 813-6664, or e-mail


On Friday, March 2, at 7:30 a.m., the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health will present, “H.R.3962: The Affordable Health Care for America Act: A Comparative Analysis of the Economics of Bismarckian Social Health Insurance; The United States, Germany, and Switzerland.” Presenter Sharmila K. Makhija, M.D., Chairman and Professor of Gynecologic Oncology for the department, will discuss the key components of the Affordable Health Care for America Act, how it compares to the German and Swiss healthcare systems, and potential problems with the act. Grand Rounds will be held at the UofL Clinical Translational Research Building. For more information, call Andrea Saunooke at 561-7446.


As part of the Neuroscience Grand Rounds, David J. Houghton, M.D., with the UofL Department of Neurology, will present, “The Non-Pharmacological Management of Parkinson’s Disease” on Friday, March 2, at 8 a.m. in the Nursing School, Rm. 4003. Dr. Houghton will discuss the benefits of interdisciplinary management techniques and the roles of exercise, ancillary therapy and surgery in Parkinson’s disease. For more information, please contact Dominique Hurt at 502-852-8426 or email to

Family & Geriatric Medicine

The Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine will present Nancy Kuppersmith, clinical instructor and nutritionist with UofL, on Friday, March 2, at 7:30 a.m. in the Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium. Kuppersmith will discuss “Fad Diets,” including how to talk to patients about these diets. For more information, contact Callie Booth at 852-5499 or