2012-2013 Medical Grand Rounds

Sept 14 Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What are you so afraid of?
Robert Lowe, M.D.
Educational Director
Section of Gastroenterology, BMC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, BUSM

Sept 21 Implementing the Affordable Care Act: The Supreme Court and the Constitution
George Annas, J.D., MPH
Chair, Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights. BUSPH
William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Prof., BUSPH

Wendy Mariner, J.D., MPH
Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, BUSPH
Edward R. Utley Professor, BUSPH

Sept 28 The Management of Osteoporosis with Bisphosphonates:  For Whom and How Long?
Clifford J. Rosen, M.D.
Director, Clinical & Translational Research
Maine Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine


2011-2012 Medical Grand Rounds

Sept 9 The Neurobiology and Imagining of Addiction: From Cocaine to Chocolate

  • Video presentation
  • Audio only
  • Stephen L. Dewey, PhD
    Professor of Molecular Medicine
    Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

    Sept 16 Regulation of Interleukin-17 Mediated Immune Responses: From Controlled Inflammation to Autoimmunity
    Sue Kim Hanson Lecture
    Brigitta Stockinger, Ph.D., FMedSci
    Director, Molecular Immunology
    National Institute for Medical Research
    London, England

    Sept 23 Defining Vitamin D Deficiency and Its Health Consequences
    Moderator: Lewis Braverman, M.D.
    Michael F. Holick, Ph.D., M.D.
    Program Director, General Clinical
    Research Unit, BMC
    Professor of Medicine, Physiology and
    Biophysics, and Molecular Medicine, BUSM

    Clifford J. Rosen, M.D.
    Director, Clinical and Translational Research
    Maine Meical Center Research Institute
    Professor of Medicine
    Tufts University School of Medicine

    Sept 30 TOPIC TO COME
    George Annas, J.D.
    Chairman, Department of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights, BUSPH
    Professor, BUSM

    Oct 7 Transgender Therapy: What Every Physician Should Know
    Joshua Safer, M.D., FACP
    Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Training and
    Endocrinology Education, BMC
    Associate Professor of Medicine and Molecular Medicine, BUSM

    Oct 14 Obesity Medicine: A New Subspecialty
    Caroline Apovian, M.D.
    Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Mgmt.
    Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, BUSM

    Oct 21 Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Therapy
    Beldon Idelson Visiting Professor
    Jerrold S. Levine, M.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology
    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Oct 28 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine: A Primer for Clinicians
    Darrell N. Kotton, M.D.
    BU Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM)
    Associate Professor of Medicine & Pathology, BUSM

    Nov 4 World Population Growth and the Future of Male Contraception
    Ingelfinger Visiting Professor
    William Bremner, MD, PhD


    Nov 18 Is Hyperinsulinemia the Cause of Diabetes?
    Barbara Corkey, PhD
    Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Dec 2 Co-Morbidities of COPD: Chance or Fate
    Bartolome Celli, M.D
    Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Staff Physician, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

    Dec 9 AIDS: Panel Discussion
    Moderator: Jerrold Ellner, M.D.
    Discussants: Jon Fuller, Meg Sullivan

    Dec 16 Clinical Problem Solving Case
    Moderator: Robert Lowe, M.D.

    Dec 23 CHRISTMAS Week

    Dec 30 CHRISTMAS Week

    Jan 6 Talking to Patients after a Medical Error: What to Do? What to Say?
    Julie Crosson, MD
    Thomas Barber, MD
    M.L. Hannay, M.Ed.

    Jan 13 Atrial Fibrillation
    Kevin Monahan, M.D.
    Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology and
    Arrhythmia Service, BMC
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, BUSM

    Jan 20 Clinical Case Discussion: 36-Year-Old Man with Hypertension and Renal Failure
    David Coleman, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine, BUSM
    Chairman, Department of Medicine, BMC
    Discussants: Herbert Cohen, M.D., Irene Gavras, M.D., and Nancy Kressin, Ph.D.

    Jan 27 Folate and Cancer Risk: Unraveling a Complex Issue
    Joel Mason, M.D.
    Tufts University School of Medicine

    Feb 10 Two Hundred Years of Medical Advances
    Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D.
    New England Journal of Medicine
    Distinguished Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Adjunct Professor of Medicine, BUSM

    Feb 17 Residency Training: A History and the Path Ahead
    Gopal Yadavalli, M.D.

    Feb 24
    Joseph Tucci, M.D.

    March 2: Clinical Problem-Solving Case
    23-Year-Old Woman with Fever Rash, and Arhralgias
    Rob Lowe, MD
    Discussant: Michael York, MD

    March 9:Epidemiology of Congestive Heart Failure: Current Perspectives and a Non-Cardio-Centric View
    Vasan Ramachandran, MD, FACC
    Chief, Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, BMC
    Professor of Medicine, BUSM

    March 16 Nonsurgical Treatment of Osteoarthritis: Past Frustration, Future Promise?
    David Felson, MD, MPH
    Chief, Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, BMC
    Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, BUSM

    March 23 Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health
    Mark Moskowitz Memorial Lecture
    H. Gilbert Welch, MD, PhD
    Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine
    Dartmouth Medical School
    Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

    March 30 Hyponatremia: Asymptomatic or Over the Edge
    Steven Borkan, MD
    Physician, Renal Section, BMC
    Associate Professor of Medicine, BUSM

    April 6
    Elaine Hylek, MD
    Co-Director, Anticoagulation Management Service, BMC
    Associate Professor of Medicine, BUSM
    Novel Anticoagulants for the Treatment and Prevention of Thrombotic Disorders

    April 13
    Alison A. Moore, MD
    Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry
    David Geffen School of Medicine
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Benefits and Risks of Alcohol Use in Adults

    April 20
    Shalender Bhasin, M.D.
    Chief, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, BMC
    Professor of Medicine, BUSM
    Mechanism-Based Drug Discovery Applications of Androgens as Function Promoting Anabolic Therapies for Sarcopenia and Fraility

    April 27 Acute Kidney Injury in Cirrhosis
    Philip Kramer Visiting Professor
    Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD
    Chief of Digestive Diseases
    VA-CT Healthcare System
    Director, Clinical & Translational Core
    Yale Liver Center
    Program Director, VA-CT Hepatitis C  Resource Center
    Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

    May 4 New Strategies and Guidelines for the Management and Prevention of Health-Associated Pneumonias
    Donald E. Craven, MD
    Chairman, Center for Infectious Diseases and Prevention
    Lahey Clinic Medical Center
    Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

    May 11 Scleroderma: Toward Rational Therapy
    Joseph Korn Memorial Lecture
    John Varga, MD
    Director, Northwestern Scleroderma Program
    John and Nancy Hughes Professor
    Division of Rheumatology
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    May 18 2012 Update:  Management of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes
    Gary Garber Memorial Lecture
    George Philippides, M.D.
    Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs and Chief Quality Officer Cardiovascular Division, BMC
    Associate Professor of Medicine, BUSM

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