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Grand Rounds held week of May 7

Published on May 7, 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 ULP 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, May 9, at 4 p.m. in the Baxter Biomedical Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038. Betty C. Villafuerte, M.D., associate professor of medicine for the division, will discuss, “Treatment of Obesity: What Works and What Does Not Work?”

The Department of Medicine’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine will hold Grand Rounds on Wednesday, May 9, at noon in the Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center Conference Center- 16th Floor, Great Halls 1 & 2 (201 Abraham Flexner Way). Warren Sherman, M.D., director of stem cell research and regenerative medicine for the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy in New York, will present, "Stem Cell Science in Cardiovascular Disease: Aligning Discovery with Clinical Study."

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


On Friday, May 11, at 7:30 a.m., the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health will present Jeffrey King, M.D., director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, who will discuss, “Changing the Numbers: What is your Role?” Grand Rounds will be held in the Glass Room in the Ambulatory Care Building. For more information, call Andrea Saunooke at 561-7446.


As part of the Neuroscience Grand Rounds, the Department of Neurology will feature Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD from the Department of Family Medicine & Geriatrics, who will present, “Medication Induced Neurological Disorders: Suspect the Unexpected!” on Friday, May 11, at 8 a.m. in the Nursing School, Room 4003. For more information, contact Dominique Hurt at 852-8426 or

Family & Geriatric Medicine

On Friday, May 11, the Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine will present Asha Mehta, M.D., with the Department of Sports Medicine, who will discuss, “Medical Management of the Athlete.” 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

Special event – Advances in Neurology 2012

On Saturday, May 12, the Department of Neurology will host its “Advances in Neurology 2012” event at Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave., from 7:45 a.m. to noon. The event will provide up to date information on a variety of topics in clinical neurology, including new therapies on multiple sclerosis, anticonvulsant therapy versus surgery in epilepsy, evaluation and management of cognitive disorders, and brief discussions of new and emerging topics. The event is free to UofL faculty and staff and $50 for outside physicians or $35 for outside nurses. For more, visit