Vernberg Lecture is Oct. 9; Take note of events planned for fall
September 12, 2012
The annual Winona B. Vernberg Distinguished Lecture Series will feature renowned cardiologist Dr. Carl “Chip” Lavie as guest speaker at noon Tuesday, Oct. 9.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Russell House Theater. A reception will follow after the program.
The Vernberg Lecture is named for Dr. Winona B. Vernberg, the beloved former dean of the Arnold School of Public Health. During her 18-year tenure as dean, the school grew to have more than 1,000 students, six academic departments, and 77 full-time faculty.
Lavie is professor of medicine and medical director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology; director, Exercise Testing Laboratory; and staff cardiologist, Echocardiographic Laboratory at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans, Ochsner Clinical School-The University of Queensland School of Medicine. He previously served for 10 years as associate director of the Internal Medicine Training program.
He is a 1983 graduate of Louisiana State University Medical School where he received the Cardiology and Physiology Awards at graduation. He completed an internal medicine residency at Ochsner Medical Institutions and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, where he joined the faculty in 1989.
A consultant in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La., Lavie’s research interests include the fields of cardiac rehabilitation and prevention, including lipids, hypertension, obesity and exercise, as well as non-invasive testing, encompassing echocardiography, exercise testing, and nuclear cardiology. He is the author or co-author of more than 700 medical publications, including two cardiology textbooks and almost 40 book chapters.
He is a frequent lecturer, reviewer for several medical journals, and associate editor and cardiovascular section editor of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings and the senior editorial consultant of Congestive Heart Failure. Lavie is on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Prevention, Postgraduate Medicine, Emergency Medicine, the Ochsner Journal, Coronary Artery Disease, American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Current Cardiology Reviews, Cardiovascular Disorders, Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, Future Cardiology, the Journal of Glycomics and Lipidomics, the Open Atherosclerosis & Thrombosis Journal, and the Open Heart Failure Journal.
He has previously served on the editorial boards of Chest, Internal Medicine, and as the U.S. associate editor of Cardiology in the Elderly and associate editor of the American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology. For the years 2003 and 2004, Lavie served as chairman of Vascular, Hypertension and Prevention for the American College of Cardiology. He has been an elite reviewer for JACC for five of the past six years.
His scholarship efforts have earned him the Simon Dack Award as a life-time, hall of fame, reviewer.
An avid sports fan and competitive runner, Lavie has set personal records in the 5K, 10K, half-marathon and marathon of 18:30, 38:30, 1:24:30, and 3:10, respectively.
In this video, Lavie discusses obesity, cardiorespiratory fitness and coronary heart disease: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G9Bb3cq49s.
Mark your calendars:
10 a.m Wednesday, Sept. 19: USC President Harris Pastides will discuss the future of the University and the contributions of students, faculty and staff during the “Celebrate Our University” program on the historic Horseshoe. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Russell House Theater.
10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28: The Arnold School’s Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities (IPEHD) will hold a “Seniors Community Health Forum” from 10 a.m. to noon at the Edisto Fork United Methodist Church Christian Life Center, located at 156 Lariot Road in Orangeburg. The program is free and open to the public.
Transportation can be scheduled by calling 803-240-3732. Reservations for transportation must be made by Sept. 21.
Among the topics to be addressed are the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and its impact on South Carolina’s senior citizens, advance directives and wills and S.C. HELP Mortgage Assistance. A pharmacist also will be on hand to discuss patients’ questions about medications and how they will be affected by health care changes.
Sponsors include IPEHD, AARP South Carolina, Edisto Fork United Methodist Church, Region 5 Public Health, Benefit Bank-S.C. Office of Rural Health, OCAB Senior Companion, Orangeburg Council on Aging, Interfaith Ministerial Alliance, the Regional Medical Center, DHHS-Community Long Term Care, S.C. Long Term Care, S.C. Legal Services, Lower Savannah Council of Governments and the Appleseed Legal Justice Center.
For information call Karen Clinton at USC at 803-240-3732 or Wallace Cunningham, AARP South Carolina.
7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3: “An Evening of Salsa Dancing to Benefit PASOs” will be held from 7 – 11 p.m. at the Capital Senior Center ballroom, located at 1650 Park Circle in Columbia. The fund-raising event will feature salsa lessons, dancing and live performances, “Southern-Latin Fusion Cuisine” by Scott Hall Catering and Design, beer/wine bar and a silent auction. Ramon Gil will serve as DJ, and salsa lessons and performances will be provided by Vista Ballroom.
Miss Columbia Latina will be a special guest. The funds raised from this event will assist PASOs in training community leaders to deliver prevention education and make a difference in their communities throughout South Carolina.
Visit http://www.scpasos.org/stepsforpasos/ to purchase tickets.