The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences  
Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics
Grand Rounds Schedule

Where:  UAMS Reynolds
Institute on Aging Building,
Ground Floor
Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium

When:  Wednesdays
8:00 am – 9:00 am

July 2016 – June 2017

July 6, 2016
Konstantinos Arnaoutakis, MD
“Novel Diagnostics and Treatments for Advanced Lung Cancer in 2016- A primer for the non-oncologist”

Jul 13

Kelsey Van Gorkom, PharmD
“Opioid Dependence and Medication-Assisted Treatment”

Jul 20

Rawle Seupal, MD
“An update on Minor Head Trauma in Anti coagulated Elderly Patients”

Jul 27

Christopher T. Westfall, MD
“The Transparency Initiative at UAMS”

Aug 3

Sarawathi Battar, MD
“Leaders Developing Leaders: Geriatrics & Extended Care Programs at Central Arkansas VA Healthcare System”

Aug 10

Caris Talburt Fitzgerald, MD
“Common Geriatric Sleep Disorders”

Aug 17

Emre Vural, MD
“Surgical Management of Non-Cell cutaneous malignancies”

Aug 24

Amanda Novack, MD
“Prosthetic Joint Infections in the Elderly”

Aug 31

Masil George, MD
“Caring for the Older Adult with Memory Loss”

Sept 7

Mohamed Kammel, MD
“Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly”

Sept 14

James Meek, MD
“HCC: Diagnosis, Staging, and Management”

Sept 21

Thomas S. Kiser, MD
“Aging in the Spinal Cord Injured Patient”

Sept 28

Terri R. Cohen, DPM
“Feet Can Last a Lifetime”

Oct 5

Brian Bell, MD – CMO, Arkansas Hospice
“Compassionate Care When it Matters Most: Transforming the Culture of Death and Dying in Arkansas”

Oct 12

Mark Hagemeier, JD
Oct 19


Oct 26

Elisabet Borsheim, MD
“Muscle Protein Metabolism in Older Adults-Role of Protein Intake”

Nov 2

Richard Zraick, MD
“Communication Issues in Alzheimer’s’ Patient”

Nov 9

John Schall, Chief Executive Officer – Caregiver Action Network
“How the Caregiver Experience can Positively Impact the Patient Experience”

Nov 16

Irina Lendel, MD
“Thyroid Dysfunction in Elderly”

Nov 23

GGR Canceled

Nov 30

Speaker: Rohit Dhall, MD, MSPH – Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
“Parkinson’s Disease Update”

Dec 7

Speaker: Benjamin Tharian, MD, MRCP, FRACP – Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
“What is new in Interventional Endoscopy?”

Dec 14

Speaker: Mitesh Loita, MD – Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
“Essential Tremors”

Dec 21

Speaker: Mark Hagemeier, JD – Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel
“Implications of Social Media and the Practice of Medicine”

Dec 28

GGR Canceled

January 4, 2017

Speaker: David A Nelsen, Jr., MD, MS – Associate Professor, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine
Topic: “CMS 2 Midnight Rule Update & Epic Pearls”

Jan 11

Speaker: Sheva Chervinskiy, D. O. – Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Pediatrics
Topic: “Chronic Urticaria and Angioedema: Turning Swell into Well”

Jan 18

Speaker: Jennifer L. Vincenzo, PT, MPH, PhD, CHES, GCS
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, UAMS/Northwest Arkansas Campus
Topic: “Postural Control In Older Adults: Impairments and Interventions-More than just not falling”

Jan 25

Speaker: Mary Katherine (Katie) Kimbrough, MD, FACS – Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Trauma/Critical Care Division
Topic: “Trauma in the Elderly”

Feb 1

Speaker: Larry E. Johnson, MD – Associate Professor, Department of Geriatrics
Topic: “You Don’t Know Squat about High Blood Pressure”

Feb 8

Speaker: Ehab Eltahawy, MD, MRCS, FACS – Assistant Program Director and Associate Professor, Medical Director Urology Clinic
Topic:  “Guidelines Based Management of BPH and LUTS”

Feb 15

Speaker: Wendy Ward, PhD, ABPP – Professor – Director of Interprofessional Faculty Development, Associate Director of Faculty Wellness, Associate Director of Faulty Affairs
Topic: “Interprofessional Collaboration: Theory, Evidence and UAMS application”

Ashley Castleberry, PharmD
Cathrin Carithers, PhD

Feb 22

Speaker: John W. Bracey, MD – Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics
Topic: “Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly”

Mar 1

Speaker: Venkata Phani Durvasula, MD – Instructor, Department of Otolaryngology
Topic: “Practical Approach to Dizzy and Falls Risk Patient: ENT Perspective”

Mar 8

Speaker: Larry E. Johnson, MD,  Associate Professor, Department of Geriatrics
Topic: “If it is new and expensive, it has to be good:  Rat poison and other blood thinners”

Mar 15

Speaker: Nithin Karakala, MD, Nephrology Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Topic: “Chronic Kidney Disease in Elderly”

Mar 22


Mar 29

Speaker: Janna Hawthorne, Pharm. D., and Emily Ellsworth, Pharm. D. Department of Pharmacy
Topic: “Unraveling Unusual Indication”

Apr 5

Speaker: Manish Joshi, MD, Associate Professor, College of Medicine Internal Medicine Pulmonary
Topic: “Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)”

Apr 12

Speaker: Jerry McKenzie, MD, Fellow
Topic: “Evaluation and Management of Common Causes of Shoulder Pain”

Apr 19

Speaker: Carolyn Mehaffey, MD, Instructor, Department of Neurology
Topic: “Late Onset Multiple Sclerosis”

Apr 26

Speaker: Joseph Bates, MD, MS, Deputy State Health Officer and Chief Science Officer
Arkansas Department of Health
Topic: “How Air Pollution in Arkansas Unfavorably Impacts the Public’s Health”

May 3

Speaker:  Sarah Walker, PT, DPT
Topic:  “Pelvic Floor Strengthening Exercises in Managing Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly/Pelvic Floor Dysfunction”

May 10

Speaker:  Jerry McKenzie, MD
Topic:  “PTSD: A Geriatric Perspective”

May 17
Cancelled due to A.G.S.

May 24

Speaker:  Cody L. Sipe, PhD, Harding University Physical Therapy Program
Topic:  “Exercise for the Prevention and Treatment of Dementia”

May 31
Speaker:  Eric Wright, MD
 “Surgical Pressure Wound Management”

June 7

Speaker:  Jerry McKenzie, MD
 “QI Presentation”

June 14

Cancelled for this date.

June 21

Betty Everett, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Topic: “Complex PTSD in Adults and Geriatric Populations”

June 28

Khaled Khasawneh, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Medical Director, UAMS Sleep Program
Topic:  “Insomnia”