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Grand Rounds held week of April 23

Published on April 23, 2012

Several UofL School of Medicine Departments are holding Grand Rounds and special lectures 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, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes will hold Grand Rounds on Wednesday, April 25, at 4 p.m. in the Baxter Biomedical Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038. Sham S. Kakar, Ph.D., MBA, professor in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at UofL, will discuss, “Combination Strategies Using Cisplatin, Doxorubicin and Withferin A for the Management of Ovarian Cancer.”

The Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Medicine will hold Grand Rounds on Thursday, April 26, at 8 a.m. in the Ambulatory Care Building Auditorium. Robert Duncan Hite, M.D., professor and chief, Section on Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunology, and Co-Chair, WFUBMC Critical Care Services for Wake Forest University, will discuss, “Delivery of Critical Care in 2012 and Beyond.”

The Department of Medicine’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine will hold Grand Rounds on Wednesday, April 25, at noon in the Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center Conference Center- 16th Floor, Great Halls 1 & 2 (201 Abraham Flexner Way). Sean M. Wu, M.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Harvard Medical School, will present "Stem Cell-based Cardiac Disease Modeling and Regeneration"

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


On Friday, April 27, at 7:30 a.m., the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health will present Elaine Stauble, M.D., assistant professor with the department, who will discuss, “Menopause Matters.” The lecture will demonstrate how to initiate the workup of a woman with hot flashes, how to understand the physiology of a menopausal hot flash, and how to identify the three most common reasons for complaints of “hot flashes.” Grand Rounds will be held in the Glass Room in the Ambulatory Care Building. For more information, call Andrea Saunooke at 561-7446.

Family & Geriatric Medicine

On Friday, April 27, the Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine will present Barbara Isaacs, M.D., associate clinical professor in the UofL Department of Pediatrics, who will discuss “Ethical Dilemmas: Cases from the Hospital Ethics Committee.” The lecture is aimed at helping physicians determine who should be making a patient’s medical decisions and why everyone should have an advance directive. Grand Rounds are held at 7:30 a.m. in the Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium. For more information, contact Callie Booth at 852-5499 or


As part of the Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Department of Neurology is pleased to announce that William C. Gump, M.D., with the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Kosair Children’s Hospital and the Norton Neurosurgical Institute of Kentucky, will present “Year One Experience with Kosair Children’s Hospital Epilepsy Surgery Program: Outcomes and Future Directions” on Friday, April 27, 8 a.m. in the Nursing School, Rm. 4003. For more info, contact Dominique Hurt at 852-8426 or e-mail