Seminar Series 2010-2011



July 8, 2010 – Drs. Thomas, Sparling and Kizer. Introduction, Expectations,  & Schedules


July 15, 2010 – Can you believe what you read? Dr. Kizer.


July 29, 2010 – CT angiography, can we substitute for standard coronary arteriography? Dr. Larry Klein?


August 5, 2010 – Will the health care reform bill reduce the cost of medical care in the US or increase the supply of general physicians? Dr. Jonathon Oberlander.


August 26, 2010 – Screening for colon cancer - A single flexible sigmoidoscopy exam – Is this the best yet? Dr. David Ransohoff.


September 9, 2010 – Controlling the misuse of Narcotics – what works? Dr. Paul Chelminksi.


September 23, 2010 – When should a patient begin taking bis-diphosphonates and for how long? Dr. Janet Rubin.


October 7, 2010 – Urinary incontinence in women – what works? Drugs, exercises, surgery? Dr. Anna Marie Connelly.


October 21, 2010 – Patenting Old Medicines – The strange case of colchicine.  Prof. John Conley, School of Law, 2-8502?


November 4, 2010 – Critical Illness Polyneuropathy – Can we prevent it?  Dr. James Howard.


November 18, 2010 - How effective are anticonvulsants as mood stabilizers? Dr. Linda Nicholas.


December 2, 2010 – Does the pneumococcal vaccine prevent pneumonia in those at risk? Dr. Sparling.


December 9, 2010 – How much brain function determines awareness? When is a person truly brain dead? Dr. Albert Hinn.


January 13, 2011 – After treatment for DVT – can we predict which patients will relapse? Dr. Stephan Moll.


January 27, 2011 – Carotid endarterectomy vs. stenting. Has the dust settled? Dr. Sten Solander.


February 10, 2011 – How safe? How effective? Single, dual or triple anticoagulant therapy for cardiovascular disease in the presence of atrial fibrillation? Dr. Paul Mounsey.


February 24, 2011 – Laryngeal cancer – what is the best treatment? Surgery or combined chemotherapy/radiotherapy. Drs. Carol Shores and Bhishamjit Chera.


March 10, 2011 – Genetic polymorphisms and the metabolism of clopidogrel, does it matter for clinical outcomes? Dr. Jim Evans.


March 24, 2011 – Do statins reduce mortality in high risk patients without established coronary artery disease? Jupiter revisited. Dr. Rick Stauffer.


April 7, 2011 – A look at the data suggesting that Vitamin A derivatives are associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Dr Mike Kappleman.


April 14, 2011 – Prophylaxis for DVTs in orthopedic patients during surgery.  Dr. Nigel Key.


April 28, 2011 – Post- hospital interventions: Effects on hospital readmissions, morbidity and mortality from congestive heart failure. Dr. Carla Dupree.


May 5, 2011 – Student Research Presentations – Drs. Thomas, Sparling and Kizer.