Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellow Lectures
Introduction to 3-D TEE by Dr. Mias Pretorius
6:15 am - 7:00 am
Conference Room MCE-NT 5053
January 28, 2015
"Anesthesia for Patients w/ Endocrine Disease/Anesthesia for Patients w/ Neuromuscular Disease"
Dr. William Furman
419 AB Light Hall
Presenter: Dr. Suanne Daves
A Review of critical events in the OR and what to do!
Seminar title TBD
Presented by Cierra Spencer
9:00-10:00 AM 214 Light Hall
"A Molecular Epidemiology Study on Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma" by Wei Hua Jia, MD, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, The State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China Cancer Center, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Ideal for people who would like to gain muscle tone and achieve cardio benefit from a seated position. Attention to alignment and balance of opposing muscle groups promotes spine health and prevents posture imbalances for individuals who use wheelchairs to support functional movement in daily life.
Measure your blood pressure, weight and body mass index with Health Plus. These numbers can be used for the Go for the Gold program. A Vanderbilt ID badge is required for participation.
More information can be found here: http://healthandwellness.vanderbilt.edu/news/2011/09/know-your-numbers/
Dr. Alexandra Boltasseva, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University
“Practical Nanophotonics with Plasmonic Ceramics”
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The Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICB) presents Dr. Jay Horton, UT Southwestern: "PCSK9: From Gene to Therapeutic Target for Hypercholesterolemia"
In clinical digestive diseases, Dr. Horton has an interest in conditions that lead to steatosis and obesity. Currently the laboratory is investigating molecular mediators of steatosis using various mouse models. Investigations from the laboratory have revealed how the primary transcriptional regulators of cholesterol metabolism (sterol regulatory element-binding proteins) are also key regulators of fatty acid synthesis in liver.
A major focus of the laboratory is to determine how these transcriptional regulators contribute to the development of steatosis in various disease processes such as diabetes, obesity, and beta-oxidation defects.
A second area of investigation centers on determining the function of PCSK9, a protein that is involved in determining plasma LDL cholesterol levels through its ability to post-transcriptionally regulate the expression of the LDL receptor in liver.
Ben B. Hansen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan
Propensity scores (Rosenbaum and Rubin, 1983) appear as central contributors to a number of widely used methods of confounder control. They also arise in connection with the antecedent question of whether non-equivalent treatment and control groups are suitable for comparison at all, with or without covariate adjustments.
"Common support", the assumption that propensity scores are bounded away from 1 (Heckman et al, 1998), is so named because for large samples it entails that the propensity support of the treatment group be contained within that of the control group. This entailment may appear to be simple to check, but it is not: it refers to true propensity scores, not estimates of them; and even if true propensity score supports coincide supports on the estimated propensity often will not. The few methodologists who have addressed the issue have tended to do so by changing the subject, specifying sample trimming rules suited to technical objectives other than the straightforward one of ensuring that like be compared to like (Crump et al, 2009; Rosenbaum 2012).
The approach I suggest is to match within propensity score calipers, thus trimming only the subjects for whom there are no counterpart within caliper distance, while using a novel procedure to determine the value of the caliper. I'll discuss two examples, one from education and the other from sociology and public health.
A stationary bike class in which participants are challenged to ride through various intervals!