Grand Rounds, special lectures held March 21-23

Published on March 19, 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.


As part of Grand Rounds, the Department of Medicine Cardiology Division will present the 18th annual Leonard Leight Lecture at noon on Wednesday, March 21, in the Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center Conference Center- 16th Floor, Great Halls 1 & 2 (201 Abraham Flexner Way). The speaker will be C. William Balke, M.D., professor of medicine and director, UCSF CTSI Clinical Research Service at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Balke will present, "The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory," focusing on the disruption of circadian rhythms and molecular clocks in cardiovascular disease.

The Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes will hold its Multidisciplinary Endocrine Conference on Wednesday, March 21, at 4 p.m. in the Baxter Biomedical Research Building, Lower Level, Room 038. Joseph Pat Moore, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology at the UofL School of Medicine, will discuss “PACAP: A Key Regulator in the Development of the Reproductive Axis?” The topic will cover the developmental patterns of gonadotroph and testicular function, developmental and physiological expression patterns of PACAP in the pituitary and testis and how they relate to reproductive function.

The Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology will hold Grand Rounds on Thursday, March 22, in the Ambulatory Care Building auditorium. Anthony E. Dragun, M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology and co-director, Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Program at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and UofL, will present "State of the State of Breast Cancer Care in the State of Kentucky." The talk will focus on the standard of care for the application of radiotherapy in the treatment of breast cancer, what central tumor registries tell us about radiotherapy utilization, and how we can improve quality of care and access for vulnerable populations.

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


On Friday, March 23, at 7:30 a.m., the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health will present Sara Petruska, M.D., assistant professor and residency program director, who will discuss “Flipping the Classroom.” The topic will address the limitations of PowerPoint didactic sessions, describe the benefits of moving content transfer out of didactic time, and structure an interactive learning session on a clinical topic with a pre-classroom instructional resource. Grand Rounds will be held in the Glass Room, Ambulatory Care Building Basement. For more information, call Andrea Saunooke at 561-7446.


The combined Neuroscience Grand Rounds is pleased to host Gordon S. Mitchell, Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of Comparative Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, on Friday, March 23, at 8 a.m., room 4003 of the K Building, He will discuss "Respiratory and Somatic Motor Plasticity Following Intermittent Hypoxia: Implications for Spinal Injury." For more information, contact Dominique Walker at 502-852-8426 or email to

Family & Geriatric Medicine

On Friday, March 23, the Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine will present “Bronchial Thermoplasty Treatment for Asthma,” with speaker, Tanya Wiese, M.D., UofL Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Grand Rounds are held at 7:30 a.m. in the Jewish Hospital Bottigheimer Auditorium. The topic will cover an overview of asthma and bronchial thermoplasty, as well as clinical data. For more information, contact Callie Booth at 852-5499 or