The Department of Neurology and Psychiatry will host Grand Rounds in two different locations from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, April 21.
The neurology division session will be held in the SLU School of Medicine, 1402 So. Grand, Schwitalla Hall, lecture hall 1. (The entrance is through the Learning Resource Center, 3544 Caroline Mall.).
Michael H. Creer, M.D. will present "Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia."
Creer is professor of pathology and pediatrics (hematology/oncology) and director of the Division of Laboratory Medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine.
He also serves as director of St. Louis University Coagulation Consultants and the SLU Coagulation Reference Laboratory.
Creer has an actively funded program in basic and translational research in the areas of protease-activated G-protein coupled receptor signal transduction, phospholipid metabolism, platelet activation and platelet-leukocyte interactions.
He also serves as a member of the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute Committee on clinical hemostasis laboratory testing and CAP external proficiency testing for hemostasis and coagulation.
The psychiatry division will host grand rounds from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, April 21, in Monteleone Hall at 1438 So. Grand Blvd., Basement Level, Classroom A.
George T. Grossberg, M.D., will present "Evidence-Based Approaches to Promoting Brain Health and Preventing AD."
Grossberg earned his medical degree at SLU and completed an internship at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis.
Grossberg completed a residency, subsequently becoming chief resident, in the Department of Psychiatry also at SLU.
Grossberg is past president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and the International Psychogeriatric Association. As well, he is a distinguished fellow in the American Psychiatric Association.
He has authored or coauthored more than 400 scientific meeting abstracts, book chapters, and journal articles and edited eight textbooks. His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, Neurology, the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, and Medical Clinics of North America.
Grossberg is on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association and Dementia Today, and is section editor (geriatric psychiatry) for Current Psychiatry.
He has participated in numerous clinical trials investigating mild, moderate, and severe dementia of Alzheimer's type with additional research interest in the treatment of major depressive disorder in the geriatric population.
Grossberg has received many honors and awards including being the first recipient of the Robert Lerner, M.D., Memorial Award for National Contributions to the Field of Geriatrics from the University of Wisconsin; receiving the George Dyck Endowed Lectureship in Geropsychiatry by the University of Kansas School of Medicine; and the Fleischman-Hilliard Award for contributions to Geriatrics from the Jewish Center for Aging in St Louis.
He has been listed as one of the Best Doctors in America since its inception, America's Top Docs since inception, and was named one of America's Top 327 Mental Health Experts by Good Housekeeping Magazine.
His work relative to Alzheimer's disease has been featured in national publications including People magazine, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He has appeared on CNN, Lifetime Television, Web-MD, and hosts the internet medical education program: Alzheimer's Answers.