Geriatrics Grand Rounds


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

Where:  UAMS Reynolds
Institute on Aging Building,
Ground/1st Floor
Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium

When:  Tuesdays
12:00 – 1:00 pm

July 2019 – June 2020

July 9, 2019

Speaker:  Nickolas Zaller, PhD, Professor, COPH, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
Topic: “Prescription Drug Misuse Among Older Adults”

July 16, 2019

Speaker:  David L. Rutlen, MD, Professor, COM Internal Medicine
Topic: “Eat to Live – Live to Eat”

July 23, 2019

Speaker:  Alexander Burnett, MD, Professor, COM Obstetrics and Gynecology
Topic: “New Approaches to Hysterectomy”

July 30, 2019

Speaker:  Veronica A. Pinto Miranda, MD, COM Department of Geriatrics
Topic: “Update in Pain Management in Geriatric Primary Care”

August 6, 2019

Speaker:  Edgar Garcia-Rill, MD, Director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience
Topic: “Arousal in Alzheimer’s Dementia”

August 13, 2019

Speaker:  Priya Mendiratta, MD, MPH, AGSF, CND, Associate Professor, COM Dept of Geriatrics
Topic: “Diabetes Update in Older Adults”

August 20, 2019

Speaker:  Atul Kothari, MD, Assistant Professor, COM Internal Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases
Topic: “What’s so diff-icult about C diff?”

August 27, 2019

Speaker:  Amanda Dawson, MS, RD, CSG, LD
Topic: “Unintentional Weight Loss in Older Adults”

September 3, 2019

Speaker:  Carolyn Mehaffey, MD
Topic: “Late Onset Multiple Sclerosis”

September 10, 2019

Speaker:  Jacob T. Painter, PharmD, MBA, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy and Associate Director of Operations, Center for Mental Healthcare & Outcomes Research at CAVHS
Topic: “Opioids & Older Adults:  Epidemiology & Policy Landscape”

September 17, 2019

Speaker:  Indranil Chakraborty, MD, DNB, CMQ, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Topic: “Perioperative Disorders of Cognitive Function”

September 24, 2019

Speaker:  Rani Haley Lindberg, MD, Program Director, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Topic: “Traumatic Brain Injury in the Older Adult”

October 1, 2019

Speaker:  Christopher Paul, MD, Assistant Professor, COM, Dept. of Anesthesiology
Topic: “Neuromodulation:  Past and Future”

October 8, 2019

Speaker:  Shashank Garg, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine
Topic: “Colon Cancer Screenings in Geriatric Population”

October 15, 2019

Speaker:  Kristin Zorn, MD, Professor, COM, Dept of OB & GYN Gynecologic Oncology
Topic: “The Role of Cancer Genetic Testing in Geriatric Patients”

October 22, 2019

Speaker:  Carolyn Mehaffey, MD, Assistant Professor, COM Neurology
Topic: “Late Onset Multiple Sclerosis”

October 29, 2019

Speaker:  Antonio Howard, MD, MBBS, Assistant Professor, COM Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Topic: “NCS/EMG – Demystifying This Electrodiagnostic Test”

November 5, 2019

Speaker:  Neil Masangkay, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, COM Neurology
Topic: “Connecting Across Professions”

November 12, 2019

Speaker:  Alissa Kanaan, MD, Assistant Professor, COM Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Topic: “Rhinitis and Sinusitis in the Geriatric Population”

November 19, 2019

Speaker:  Paul Mounsey, BM, CHh, PhD, Professor, COM Internal Medicine Cardiology
Topic: “Management of heart rhythm disturbances in the elderly”

November 26, 2019


December 10, 2019

Speaker:  Emily Kocurek, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Topic: “Geriatric Critical Care Medicine”

December 17, 2019

Speaker:  Kimberly Garner, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Geriatrics, Institute on Aging
Topic: “Palliative Pain Management Amidst an Opioid Epidemic”

December 24, 2019


December 31, 2019


January 7, 2020

Speaker:  Mangaraju Chakka, MD, M Tech, BA
Topic: “Atrial Fibrillation – Stroke Prevention”

January 14, 2020

Speaker:  Dr. Steven Barger, Professor, COM Geriatrics Research, UAMS
Topic: “Perturbed glucose transport in Alzheimer’s disease originates in the brain; distinctions from diabetic dementia”

January 21, 2020

Speaker:  Priya Priyambada, MD, Assistant Professor, COM Department of Geriatrics, UAMS
Topic: “Unintentional Weight Loss in Older Adults”

January 28, 2020

Speaker:  Margaret Pauly, MS, RD, LD, Culinary Nutritionist for the UAMS Culinary Medicine and Stephan Dehmel, MD, Assistant Professor, COM Internal Medicine
Topic: “Gut Check:  Are you prescribing the right foods for your elderly patients?”

February 4, 2020

Speaker:  Melodee Harris, PhD, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, UAMS
Topic: “Overview of Late-life Depression”

February 11, 2020

Speaker:  Heather Moore, MD, Assistant Professor, COM Internal Medicine Palliative Care
Topic: “The Alphabet Soup of Advance Care”

February 18, 2020

Speaker:  Maneetha Kodali, MBBS, Assistant Professor, COM Geriatrics, UAMS
Topic: “Chronic Diarrhea in the Elderly”

February 25, 2020

Speaker:  Robert J.S. Reis, Ph.D., Professor, COM Geriatrics Research, UAMS
Topic: “Strategies to Combat Aging and Age-Progressive Diseases”

March 3, 2020

Speaker:  Corey Hayes, PharmD, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Topic: “Naloxone:  Formulations, Availability, and When to Talk to Patient”

March 10, 2020

Speaker:  Lou Ann Eads, MD, Associate Professor, Psychiatric Research Institute, UAMS
Topic: “Treatment Resistant Depression”

March 17, 2020 – CANCELLED

Speaker:  Prasanth B. Sadaram, MBBS, MD, Fellow Physician, UAMS Dept. of Geriatrics
Topic: “Myelodysplastic Syndrome”


Good afternoon,

 At this time we have been instructed to cancel all upcoming Geriatric Grand Rounds, including tomorrow’s presentation. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we do our best to take necessary precautions.



Codi English





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