Medical Grand Rounds presents 'The Journey Moves on the Sparkling of the SPARCL Study'

Matt Schorr
April 17, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, the Department of Medicine presents Medical Grand Rounds, with Alfred S. Callahan, III, MD discussing “The Journey Moves on the Sparkling of the SPARCL Study.”

Callahan is Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine (Neurology) in the Department of Internal Medicine. He will present from 12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. in the S. S. Kresge Learning Resource Center, Lecture Hall 1.



  1. Identify early markers of increased future vascular risk of stroke and/or acute coronary syndrome
  2. Discuss importance of LDL trafficking into the sub endothelial space as the phenotype of increased vascular risk
  3. Describe how to utilize high intensity lipid lowering to modify future vascular risk


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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