The David Geffen School of Medicine offers Grand Rounds Online (GRO) activities that are:

  1. Available On Demand and Free of Cost.
  2. Restricted to UCLA constituents who have a "UCLA.edu" email address.
  3. Protected by access codes needed for registration, which can be found on DOMTV.
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Below is a list of Grand Rounds Online courses that are currently available, ordered by date of release (newest to oldest.)


Title: UPERT and You: Team Based Approach to PE Care at UCLA 

Description: The management of higher risk patients with pulmonary embolism can be complex and require the involvement of multiple disciplines. Drs. Moriarty, Wang, and Calfon-Press present current guidelines for PE management and a team based approach to the care of these patients at UCLA.

Date of Release: 02/15/2018

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Untreatable Gonorrhea 

Description: Multi-drug resistant strains of gonorrhea are a source of increasing public health concern. Dr. Jeffrey Klausner reviews the current standard for treating gonorrhea while discussing the epidemiology and mechanisms of drug resistance.

Date of Release: 11/21/2017

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: A Bone to Pick: Osteoporosis Update 

Description: Osteoporosis-related fractures are a major cause of morbidity and mortality, leading to a cost of over $17 billion per year in the United States alone. While screening, prevention, and treatment have been cornerstones of management for years, recent updates and new research are fine-tuning the approach to osteoporosis. Dr. Carolyn Crandall provides an overview of the current state of osteoporosis.

Date of Release: 09/05/2017

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Heart Disease in Women: Understanding the Differences 

Description: Cardiovascular disease in women became a focus in the 1990s and since that time much research has been done to study the number one cause of mortality in females. Drs. Karol Watson, Marcella Calfon Press, and Tamara Horwich briefly review the history of the field of women’s cardiovascular health, factors that can help prevent heart disease, interventions that can be done, and new horizons within the field.

Date of Release: 05/16/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Polycystic Kidney Disease 

Description: Polycystic kidney disease is the most common inherited cause of renal failure and patients with this disease make up 5% to 10% of patients on dialysis. Dr. Anjay Rastogi discusses the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and appropriate treatment of polycystic kidney disease.

Date of Release: 05/16/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention 

Description: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a recent tool used by physicians to reduce risk of transmission of HIV in high-risk populations. Dr. Raphael Landovitz discusses the history of development of PrEP, current practices, and possible directions for the future with regard to further decreasing the transmission rate.

Date of Release: 05/16/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Fabry’s Disease: What an Internist Should Know 

Description: Fabry disease is a rare yet underdiagnosed X-linked lipid storage disorder which can cause multi-organ failure if not detected in a timely manner. Dr. Rastogi reviews the pathophysiology and pertinent exam findings that can aid the internist in making a timely diagnosis that can help prevent the consequences of untreated Fabry disease.

Date of Release: 04/21/2017

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: How Are We Exploiting the Pathogenesis of IBD to Improve Treatment 

Description: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition that affects approximately 1 to 1.3 million people in the United States alone. While we understand that both ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease are distinct entities, both originate from similar risk factors and environmental causes. The current state of treatment for these conditions can be improved by a deeper understanding of the pathophysiology of IBD. Dr. Maria Abreu presents updates from ongoing research into genetic and environmental factors that lead to the development of IBD and how these studies are changing the way we think about and manage it.

Date of Release: 04/21/2017

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: A Primary Care Perspective on Gout 

Description: Gout is a common complaint seen in primary care clinics throughout the nation. Dr. Paul Shekelle uses the treatment of gout as a vehicle to discuss appropriate application of evidence-based medicine in the primary care setting and to be scrupulous in our evaluation of the evidence so that it is appropriately applied to our diverse patient populations.

Date of Release: 03/07/2017

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Advances in the Treatment of Heart Failure 

Description: It is known that heart failure is a major public health problem in the United States with a significant cost-driver being the high incidence of hospitalizations. Dr. Gregg Fonarow presents the newest evidence regarding heart failure treatment in hopes that the appropriate treatment is selected and that the incidence of hospitalizations decreases.

Date of Release: 03/07/2017

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: From Anemias to Iron Overload: New Biology and Therapeutic Targets in Iron Disorders 

Description: Anemia of chronic disease is a broad category of disease that encompasses a wide variety of conditions. Much of what is considered anemia of chronic disease depends on hepcidin metabolism and the role of iron in multiple biologic pathways. This seminar discusses the role of hepcidin in iron metabolism and new therapeutic targets for treatment of anemia of chronic disease.

Date of Release: 03/07/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Managing Hypertension in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Marathon, Not a SPRINT 

Description: Hypertension is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often a comorbid condition with increasing prevalence in the United States. These two conditions are very closely linked. Inadequately managed blood pressure is a major risk factor for progression of CKD to end stage renal disease, often requiring renal transplantation. Dr. Keith C. Norris presents a case-based approach to applying the often conflicting guidelines regarding blood pressure management in patients with CKD.

Date of Release: 03/07/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Escaping the Fat Trap: Advances in Endoscopic Bariatric Therapy 

Description: It is well recognized that obesity is a major health problem in the United States as well as other developed countries with rising prevalence leading to an increase in obesity related health complications. Dr. Rabindra Watson presents new advances in endoscopic bariatric therapy that may help in the fight against obesity.

Date of Release: 01/03/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: From Education to Insulin: A Diabetes Care Update

Description: The diabetes epidemic continues to grow in the United States and around the world. Dr. Matthew Freeby from the UCLA Division of Endocrinology provides an update on new developments in the management of diabetes.

Date of Release: 08/25/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Sustaining Humanism in Medicine: Benefits, Challenges, and the importance of Community

Description: Humanism is an essential attribute of a physician that emphasizes the value of human beings. It has been linked to better patient care and lower physician burnout. Using personal anecdotes, Dr. Iljie Fitzgerald provides a moving overview of humanism.

Date of Release: 06/30/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Teaching Ethics at the Bedside

Description: Dr. Clarence Braddock presents a seminar deconstructing medical ethics. He provides a framework of how to work up an ethical dilemma using case-based scenarios.

Date of Release: 05/31/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: California's End of Life Option Act

Description: Dr. Neil Wenger and California State Senator Ben Allen present a two part perspective on California’s end of life act, outlining the background and requirements of the new state law which gives terminally ill patients an option to request aid-in-dying medications.

Date of Release: 04/12/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Diagnosing and Treating Hypothyroidism: New Associations, Indications, and Treatment Targets

Description: Hypothyroidism is a common condition in the general population. Dr. Gregory Brent provides an update on current understanding of the pathophysiology of hypothyroidism as well as new treatment and clinical practice guidelines.

Date of Release: 03/01/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV



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