Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Neutropenia

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 09, 2012

8:00 AM: Forchheimer 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein
Repeated @ 12:15 PM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Speaker & Info

Nancy Berliner, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Hematology
Harvard School of Medicine; Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Nancy Berliner has broad clinical interests in both classical hematology and hematologic malignancies. Her research is focused on the regulation of neutrophil-specific gene expression and its disruption in myelodysplasia and acute leukemia, and on the pathogenesis of anemia in the elderly. She has served on the Editorial Boards of Blood, the European Journal of Hematology, and the American Journal of Hematology, and she received the Stohlman Prize from the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society of America.

Dr. Berliner is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the American Clinical and Climatological Society, and the Interurban Clinical Club, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American College of Physicians. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2011. She was President of the American Society of Hematology in 2009.

Dr. Berliner is the author of more than 60 original articles and editor and author of more than 50 chapters and text books on hematology. She has had grant funding from the NIH for over 20 years, as well as grants from the American Cancer Society and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She is a former Stohlman Scholar of the Leukemia Society. She has served on Study sections for the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and for NHLBI and NIDDK. She served on the Board of Scientific Counselors at NHLBI for five years, and is currently on the NHLBI Board of External Experts.

Dr. Berliner received her medical degree from Yale Medical School, and obtained training as a Resident in Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Chief Resident, and Hematology Fellow at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. She then spent 20 years on the faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine, where she rose through the ranks to Professor of Internal Medicine and Genetics. Currently she is Chief of Hematology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the molecular pathways leading to severe congenital neutropenia and cyclic neutropenia and their significance in normal myeloid maturation
  2. Know the differential diagnosis of acquired neutropenia
  3. Understand issues of management of neutropenia including when to admit the patient, when to perform a bone marrow examination, and when to use cytokine support

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Department of Medicine (Division of Hematology)

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