The department of neurology and psychiatry will host grand rounds in two different locations from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10.
The neurology division session will be held in the School of Medicine, 1402 So. Grand, Schwitalla Hall, lecture hall 1. The entrance is through the Learning Resource Center, 3544 Caroline Mall.
The neurology program will consist of three presentations by residents.
Daniel Weber, D.O., will present "VA-Pain in the Back."
Xinrong Lu, M.D., Ph.D., will present "Phrenic Nerve Pacemaker For Isolated Diaphragmatic Palsy In Neuralgic Amyotrophy."
Fei Pan, M.D., Ph.D., will present "Sleep and Epilepsy."
The psychiatry division program will be in Monteleone Hall, 1438 So. Grand, classroom A . The entrance is through the doors in rear parking lot.
The speaker is Shirley L. Porterfield, Ph.D., who is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
She also is a research affiliate in Washington University's Center for Social Development and a member of the board of directors of the Missouri Budget Project, a state fiscal policy research organization.
She previously held positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, the Rural Policy Research Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.
Porterfield, who received her Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, focuses her research on child disability and health policy, with particular emphasis on issues facing lower-income families.
Porterfield's recent papers and presentations examine children with special health care needs, particularly the characteristics, work choices, assets and income of their families, as well as out-of-pocket costs when these children access health services.
Other recent research projects include an analysis of teen time use and a look at the impact of urban infrastructure on health disparities. Her articles on these and other topics can be found in journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Children and Youth Services Review, and Social Science & Medicine. She has actively participated as both PI and co-PI on grant research funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS and AHRQ), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Council on Economic Education.
Porterfield teaches graduate-level courses in program evaluation and health care policy, in addition to research methods, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
In 2001 she received the Excellence in Ph.D. Mentoring Award from the Brown School of Social Work and in 2003, the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the Graduate Student Senate, both at Washington University in St. Louis.