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Grand Rounds held March 7-9

Published on March 5, 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 UofL Physicians 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 7, at noon at Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & Lung Center, top floor Grand Halls I & II. The topic, "Adverse Remodeling following Myocardial Infarction: Pathophysiology and Novel Therapeutic Approaches,” will be presented by Amish Raval, M.D., assistant professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Progressive enlargement of the heart following myocardial infarction can lead to heart failure and sudden death. Cell-based and other novel approaches may add to existing proven therapies to curb this process.

The Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes will hold a Multidisciplinary Endocrine Conference on Wednesday, March 7, at 4 p.m. in the Baxter Biomedical Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038. Sri Prakash L. Mokshagundam, M.D., associate clinical professor with the division, will present, “Assessment of Insulin Resistance: Implications for Clinical Care and Research.” The presentation will review the different procedures available to measure insulin sensitivity, as well as the limitations and appropriate use of different methods.

On Thursday, March 8, the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases will present Ruth M. Carrico, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor, health promotion and behavioral sciences, UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences, who will discuss “The Circle of Research Life: Guidelines, Clinical Practice and Transprofessional Approaches.” Grand Rounds are held at 8 a.m. in the Ambulatory Care Building auditorium. Dr. Carrico will review the current processes behind guideline development using the CDC’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).

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

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

On Thursday, March 8, at 11:30 a.m. in the Ambulatory Care Building auditorium, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will host Manuel Casanova, M.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and the Gottfried and Gisela Kolb Endowed Chair in Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Research. He will discuss, “Recent Advances in Autism Research at the University of Louisville.” The presentation will cover the modular organization of the cerebral cortex and how the same is affected in autism, as well as clinical interventions for autism based on the known neuropathology. For more information, call Kelly Moore, 813-6664, or e-mail


On Friday, March 9, at 7:30 a.m., the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health will present Carol K. Brees, M.D., assistant professor and medical director of labor and delivery, who will discuss, “The Centering Model: A New Way of Approaching Prenatal Care.” The presentation will provide an overview of the centering model of prenatal care, as well as compare and contrast centering with traditional prenatal care. Grand Rounds will be held at the UofL Clinical Translational Research Building, Rooms 101 and 102. For more information, call Andrea Saunooke at 561-7446.


As part of the Neuroscience Grand Rounds, Kimberly Meyer, APRN, CNRN, a nurse practitioner with the Department of Neurological Surgery, will present, “Current Trends in Traumatic Brain Injury,” on Friday, March 9, at 8 a.m. in the Nursing School, Room 4003. Meyer will discuss the challenges and potential solutions regarding the treatment of traumatic brain injury. For more information, contact Dominique Hurt at 502-852-8426 or email to

Family & Geriatric Medicine

The Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine will present Eli Pendleton, M.D., assistant professor, on Friday, March 9, at 7:30 a.m. in the Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium. He will discuss, “Current Topics and Staying Current.” The learning objectives include: the concepts of evidence based medicine and information mastery, as well as strategies for staying current in practice. For more information, contact Callie Booth at 852-5499 or