Medicine Grand Rounds

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Location: 

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson, Room 5403
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724


Banner-University Medical Center South, Conference Room 3030
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713

TOPIC: "Early Intervention for Preventing Obesity"
SPEAKER: Sabrina Plattner, M. Ed and Frank I. Marcus, MD
LOCATION: UAHS 5403 (LIVE) and Banner-UMC-SC 3030 (Video Conferenced)

Watch It LIVE!
(or archived here for later viewing)

About the Speakers
Dr. Frank Marcu
s is Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, in Tucson, Arizona.  His area of expertise is Clinical Cardiology, Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Clinical Electrophysiology.  He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine cum laude in 1953. Dr. Marcus was founder and first president of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Cardiology in 1987-1988 and was president of the Association of the University Cardiologists from 1990-1991. He has been or is a member of the Editorial/Scientific Board of 14 Cardiovascular Journals and is a consultant and reviewer for 26 journals. He introduced radiofrequency energy for cardiac ablation procedures. He co-authored the first comprehensive clinical description of the disease “Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia”. He is now one of the Principal Investigators of an NIH sponsored study “Genetics, Mechanisms and Clinical Phenotypes of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy”.He is the author of 165 abstracts, 334 articles in peer reviewed journals and has written 70 book chapters.

Sabrina Plattner is a Health Educator, Senior at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Department of Health Promotion Sciences. For the past fifteen years Mrs. Plattner has been working in Childhood Obesity prevention research in school based and community engagement program implementation. By developing, directing and coordinating select outreach programs she has been instrumental in leading childhood obesity research and programming efforts under the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion throughout Southern Arizona. From 2004 to 2014, she created and developed a cancer and diabetes prevention program called Healthy children Arizona that reached over 25,000 pre- school and elementary age children in Arizona.  Sabrina has worked to establish a student service-based learning course that directly impacts obesity prevention programming. In addition, she currently works with public health undergraduate and master's level students to deliver a school-based obesity prevention curriculum that reaches over 120 elementary students each year. The UA College of Public Health course implements an evidence-based childhood obesity prevention program published by the University of Michigan, Project Health Schools (PHS). Sabrina earned her Master’s degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on health promotion from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and a Bachelor’s of Science from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. Sabrina is the first Author on the Publication, Healthy Children Arizona: Early Intervention for Prevention, Open Journal of Prevention Medicine, 2014, 4, 689-698, Published Online August 2014 in SciRes. http// http.//

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Learning Objectives:

1.Diagnose a variety of internal medicine illnesses

2.Understand more clearly advances in therapy

3.Become truly professional physicians

Event Coordinator: 
Karena Nespoli
(520) 626-6349
Event Contact Department: 
Department of Medicine