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Grenvik Lectureship, May 14th and 15th: Kevin J. Tracey, MD

Fri, 05/03/2013

Ake and Inger Grenvik Critical Care Lectureship

This lectureship honors Ake Grenvik, MD, Ph.D., and his wife, Inger, for their contributions to the field of critical care medicine.  Between 1971 and 1996, Dr. Grenvik directed the University of Pittsburgh's Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program, the first and largest such program in the world. A founding member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, as well as the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Grenvik has published more than 350 scientific articles, book chapters, and other educational materials about critical care, covering such diverse topics as cardiopulmonary interaction, brain death, organ transplantation, and ethical practices in patient care.  More than 500 physicians completed the University's critical care training program during his tenure as director. Born in Sweden, Dr. Grenvik earned his degrees and completed training in general and cardiothoracic surgery in that country.  He immigrated to the United States in 1968, where he trained and obtained certification in anesthesiology and critical care medicine.  He has spent his entire United States medical career at the University of Pittsburgh, where he currently is Distinguished Service Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Surgery.

Kevin J. Tracey, MD

President and CEO, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Director, The Laboratory of Biomedical Science, 
     The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research




Research Conference

“HMGB1 Release and Signaling Mechanisms”
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 pm
1105 AB Scaife Hall

Grenvik Mini-Symposium

“Many faces of sepsis research”
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
10:00 – 11:30 am
LR5 Scaife Hall

Grenvik Grand Round Lecture

“Pacing Inflammation: Neural Circuits Control Immunity”
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 pm 
LR5 Scaife Hall