July 2019 – June 2020 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”

April 14, 2020 

Speakers:  Sami H. Uwaydat, MD & Katie Brown, OD, UAMS IOA and Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative
Topic: “The Aging Eye”

Unfortunately, after this presentation, Geriatric Grand Rounds will remain temporarily suspended. We hope to be back up and running at full capacity soon.


Codi English