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Grand Rounds held March 14-16

Published on March 13, 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 Cardiology Division will hold Grand Rounds Wednesday, March 14, at noon at Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Center, top floor Grand Halls I & II. The topic, "Use of Cardiac Stem Cells for Ischemic Heart Disease," will be presented by Roberto Bolli, M.D., Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine Director, Institute of Molecular Cardiology at the University of Louisville.

As part of the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes Grand Rounds, Michael Merchant, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, technical director of Proteomics Core and research director of the Nephrology Fellowship Program, will present “From Biomarkers to Mechanisms: Using Mass Spectrometry to Study Diabetic Kidney Disease” on Wednesday, March 14, at 4 p.m., Room 038, lower level, Baxter Research Building, Health Sciences Center.

On Thursday, March 15, the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine & Medical Education will host Michael LaCombe, M.D., FACC, MACP, professor of medicine and medical humanities at the University of New England, who will present “A Return to First Principles.” The topic will address mentoring and bedside teaching. Grand Rounds are held at 8 a.m. in the Ambulatory Care Building auditorium.

For more information, contact Darlene Rose at 852-7959 or


On Friday, March 16, at 7:30 a.m., the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health will present Cicek Gercel-Taylor, Ph.D., associate professor, who will discuss “Research Experience During Residency.” Grand Rounds will be held in the Glass Room, Ambulatory Care Building Basement. For more information, call Andrea Saunooke at 561-7446.


As part of the Neuroscience Grand Rounds, Robert P. Friedland, M.D., Mason and Mary Rudd Chair of Neurology, will present “The Framing of the Concept of Dementia: From Emil Kraepelin to National Institute on Aging,” on Friday, March 16, at 8 a.m. 8 a.m. in the Nursing School, Room 4003. Friedland will discuss the historical origins of our concepts of demoting illnesses. . For more information, contact Dominique Hurt at 502-852-8426 or email to

Family & Geriatric Medicine

The Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine will present Michel LaCombe, M.D., FACC, MACP, professor of medicine and medical humanities at the University of New England, on Friday, March 16, at 7:30 a.m. in the Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium. He will discuss “Last Words,” which will include exposure to the history of medicine through fiction. For more information, contact Callie Booth at 852-5499 or