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Department of Medicine announces April grand rounds

Apr. 6, 2022, 11:55 AM

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Department of Medicine will host the upcoming Medicine Grand Rounds on Thursdays at 8 a.m. in April.

All lectures will be live streamed and open to the medical community, including those outside Vanderbilt. Free CME credit is also provided with advanced registration.

April 7: “DNMT3A in Development and Disease” 

  • Margaret “Peggy” Goodell, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Director of the Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Center at Baylor College of Medicine

April 14: “Reducing Unnecessary Hospitalizations in Older People” 

  • Joseph G. Ouslander, MD, Professor and Senior Advisor to the Dean for Geriatrics, and Interim Chair of the Integrated Medical Science Department and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

April 21: “The Contributions of Genetics and Epigenetics to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus” 

  • Lindsey A. Criswell, MD, MPH, DSc, Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

April 28: “Human Genetics and Drug Discovery – A Perspective on the Future of Clinical Pharmacology” 

  • Robert Plenge, MD, PhD, Senior Vice President and Head of Immunology, Cardiovascular and Fibrosis Thematic Research Center; Head of Translational Medicine, Bristol Myers Squibb

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To register and obtain CME credit for Medicine Grand Rounds, participants will need to submit a one-time opt-in to the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds distribution list here (, and create a free VUMC Cloud CME account here (

For questions regarding registration, please email Attallah Stout, Medicine Grand Rounds Program Manager, at 

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