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Visiting experts' talks top active week's agenda

Published on Monday, May 16, 2016

Published on May 16, 2016

A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.

Monday, May 16

Dartmouth physiologist to explore GABA-A receptors


Dr. Hermes Yeh, chair and professor of physiology and neurobiology at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, will present “My Soiree with the GABA-A Receptor: From Phenomena to Mechanisms of Action,” part of the Center for Developmental Disorders Research (CDDR) Seminar Series 2016, at noon on Monday, May 16, in classroom 6A.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Continuing medical education credit is available. Refreshments will be available.

For more information, call Beth Fouquier at 5-6804.



Duke radiologist to discuss prostate cancer detection


Dr. Brian Allen, assistant professor of radiology at Duke University Medical Center, will give a Radiology Grand Rounds presentation, “Prostate Cancer: Multiparametric MRI for Detection and Management,” at noon on Monday, May 16, in second-floor conference rooms C and D of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

For more information, call Katie Ocain at 5-3862 or email her at



Wednesday, May 18

Cleveland anesthesiologist to discuss vascular ultrasound


Dr. Chris Troianos, chair of the Anesthesiology Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, will present the Department of Anesthesiology Grand Round lecture, “Ultrasound for Vascular Access,” from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, in classroom 3A.

For more information, call Jeannese Alexander at 4-5914 or email her at



Cardiothoracic surgeon to explore sudden cardiac death


Dr. Lawrence Creswell, associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery, will give the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds presentation, “Adult Recreational Athletes and Sudden Cardiac Death,” at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, in room CW 308 of the Classroom Wing.

Continuing medical education credit is available. For more information, email Carol Hollingsworth at



Health Disparities Journal Club to study discrimination


Dr. Joni Roberts, assistant professor of health sciences in the School of Health Related Professions, will serve as the discussion leader for the next Health Disparities Journal Club session, scheduled from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, in conference room D on the second floor of the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

Roberts will discuss a report that focuses on “Stress in America: The Impact of Discrimination.”

All Medical Center faculty, staff, and students are invited. The journal club is sponsored by the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities.

For more information or to register to attend the discussion, email Felicia Caples at



UC-Davis pharmacologist to tread MI crossroads


Dr. Crystal Ripplinger, assistant professor of pharmacology at the University of California Davis School of Medicine, will present “The Crossroads of Inflammation and Arrhythmia Following Myocardial Infarction” from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

All Medical Center faculty, staff and students are invited. Refreshments will be available on a first-come basis.

The seminar is presented by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. For more information, call Courtney Graham at 4-1820.



Thursday-Friday, May 19-20

Toronto psychiatrist to present rounds, seminar


Dr. Jeffrey H. Meyer, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Neurochemistry of Major Depression and professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, will give a pair of presentations Thursday-Friday, May 19-20.

Meyer will present “Implications of Microglial Activation in Affective Disorders for Disease Stratification and Treatment” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. May 19 in room G351 (the new Guyton Conference Room) in the Guyton Research Center. The following day, he will give the Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, “Monoamine Oxidase A and Borderline Personality Disorder: Diagnostic Symptom Specificity and Clinical Implications,” at 11 a.m. in room CW106 of the Classroom Wing.

For more information, call Tasha Mosley at 5-5392, or for more information about Psychiatry Grand Rounds, call Robria Horton-Daniels at 5-5588.


Monday, May 23

VA pulmonary chief of staff to discuss faith, practice


Dr. Paul Low, professor of medicine and chief of staff for pulmonary and respiratory operations at the G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, will give the Lunch and Lecture presentation, “Faith in Practice and Practice in Faith: Integrating Faith in the Medical Practice and Practicing Faith and Love in the Provision of Patient Care,” at noon on Monday, May 23, in classroom R153 (lower amphitheatre).

Lunch will be available to the first 40 in attendance. The presentation is sponsored by the Catholic Students Association.

For more information, email Edgar Meyer at



Thursday, May 26

Advisory Board exec to discuss accountability, pop health


Dr. Dennis Weaver, executive vice president and chief medical officer of The Advisory Board Company and Advisory Board Solutions, will present the Distinguished Population Health Lectureship, “Population Health: Accountable for Progress,” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, in room CW308 of the Classroom Wing.

Lunch will be available for the first 50 in attendance. The lecture is sponsored by the Office of Population Health. For more information, email Sondra Redmont at