'Intimate Partner Violence Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): Is There A Link?' scheduled Feb. 1

Matt Schorr
January 30, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Department of Internal Medicine will once again present Medical Grand Rounds with Leslie Halpern, DDS, MD, PhD, MPH and Janet H. Southerland, DDS, MPH, PhD discussing the following topic: 'Intimate Partner Violence Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): Is There A Link?'

Dr. Halpern is an Associate Professor and Director of the OMFS Residency Program, and Dr. Southerland is a Professor in the School of Dentistry.

The lecture will be held from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. in the S. S. Kresge Learning Resource Center, Lecture Hall 3.



  • Explain the importance of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as a global public health epidemic
  • Identify the relationship between exposure of IPV and predisposition to health consequences; i.e. CVD
  • Discuss the evidence of exposure to stress life events and how it may contribute to the mechanism of CVD
  • Recognize the clinical presentation of a victim of IPV
  • Apply the use of a diagnostic protocol to both identify IPV and the victim’s associated health problems; i.e. CVD
  • Recognize the value of saliva sampling as diagnostic/prognostic indices for CVD.
  • Discuss how this approach can both save healthcare dollars and increase the potential for prevention of future injuries of victims


ACCREDITATION: Meharry Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION: Meharry Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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