The Department of Neurology and Psychiatry will host Grand Rounds in two different locations from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, March 17.
The neurology division session will be held at the School of Medicine, 1402 So. Grand, in Schwitalla Hall, lecture hall 1. The entrance is through the Learning Resource Center, 3544 Caroline Mall.
Thomas Lloyd, M.D., Ph.D. will present "Axonal Transport In Motor Neuron Degenerative Disease."
Lloyd received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
His Ph.D. was in molecular and cellular biology in the laboratory of Hugo Bellen, Ph.D., D.V.M., where he studied vesicle trafficking in drosophila.
He then went to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for an internship in medicine and residency training in neurology.
He completed a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine in 2008 and was awarded the S. Weir Mitchell Award through the American Academy of Neurology for excellence in neuroscience research during clinical neurology training.
Now an assistant professor of neurology and neuroscience, Lloyd is co-director of the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Center and sees patients with motor neuron, muscle, and peripheral nerve diseases.
His laboratory studies molecular mechanisms of axonal transport and the role that disruption of organelle trafficking in neurons plays in neurodegenerative diseases.
Lloyd's laboratory is funded by a K08 Clinical Scientist Development Award through the NINDS and the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research.
The psychiatry division program will be in Monteleone Hall, 1438 So. Grand, classroom A (basement level - 011). The entrance is through doors in rear parking lot.
Jothika Manepalli, M.D., SLU faculty member, and German Corso, M.D., resident in psychiatry, will present "Neuromodulation Therapies."
Manepalli is program director of the geriatric psychiatry fellowship program; and medical director of the ECT service and geriatric psychiatry inpatient unit in the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry.
She is board certified in general and geriatric psychiatry.
Originally from Hyderabad, India, she received her bachelor of medicine and bachelor or surgery degree from Kakatiya Medical College Osmania University in Warangal, India.
She trained in psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., and completed her residency in 1989.
In 1990 she completed her geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
Manepalli has published numerous articles, abstracts, chapters and book reviews. She has received several awards and recognitions in her career including the "Yellow Rose Award" from Zonta for women leadership, "Workplace Leader Award" from the YWCA, "Caring Physician Award" from Saint Louis University Hospital and distinguished fellow from the American Psychiatric Association.
She has been practicing geriatric psychiatry since 1990. She is actively involved in patient care, teaching and clinical research. She specializes in geriatric mood and anxiety disorders and in the affective symptoms of dementia. She has special interest in pain management and palliative care.
Manepalli uses a holistic approach when treating her patients and is culturally sensitive in the care of her patients. She is also interested in women's health, cross-cultural issues and domestic and family violence. She has special interest in mentoring and loves to teach clinical skills to medical students and residents.
Manepalli is active in the St. Louis community and does extensive volunteer work. She organizes a free health fair every year through the humanitarian committee of the Hindu Temple of Saint Louis. She is the founder and a board member of SAWERAA a domestic violence advocacy organization.
German E. Corso is a third year psychiatry resident at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry.
Corso earned his M.D. at the Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia, where he graduated top five in his class. After completing medical school he worked as a primary care physician for one year and then worked as a research assistant at Emory University School of medicine, before joining residency in 2008.