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Medicine Grand Rounds, Patricia Rivera and Jason Akulian “Empyema Thoracis: Diagnostic Challenges and New Insights into an Old Disease”

January 24, 2019

This lecture will review the epidemiology, pathogenesis, microbiology and morbidity and mortality of thoracic empyema. Two cases will be used as examples to highlight pitfalls in the diagnosis of empyema. The role of non-invasive studies including thoracic ultrasound and the approach to pleural drainage and interpleural therapy with tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) and DNase will … Continued

Medicine Grand Rounds, Timothy Ives “Medical Uses of Cannabinoids”

January 17, 2019

This presentation will cover the current medical uses of cannabinoids, such as those found in marijuana or hemp products. The action of these agents, as well as a review the evidence-based literature for their use for common medical conditions will also be provided. Dr. Timothy Ives is the Director of Pain Management Service, Division of … Continued

Myron Cohen, MD Steps Down as Division Chief

January 11, 2019

After 30 years as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Myron “Mike” Cohen, MD, the Yeargan-Bate Eminent Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, will step down from his post. He will continue in his many other roles as professor, researcher and physician, directing the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID), and also serving as Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health.

Medicine Grand Rounds, Laurence E. Earley Lecture: Cornelia Dean “Doctors and Patients: Ignorance, Irrationality and Risk”

January 10, 2019

When ordinary people attempt to understand scientific, medical or other technical information, they may find themselves hampered by ignorance, irrational patterns of thinking and erroneous ideas about risk. These problems are always unfortunate, but when the information people are trying to understand relates to their own health, they are particularly unfortunate.Clinicians can do a lot … Continued

Juliano Accepted to American Society for Clinical Investigation

January 9, 2019

Jonathan Juliano, MD, MSPH, has been invited to join the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Founded in 1908, the ASCI is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies. It seeks to support the scientific efforts, educational needs and clinical aspirations of physician-scientists to improve health.