Medicine Grand Rounds with Yale's Dr. Fred Gorelick

Wed, 03/20/2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson presents:

Topic: “How the Kidney Speaks to the Pancreas Provides Therapeutic Opportunities”
[Fred Sanford Gorelick, MD]Fred Sanford Gorelick, MD

Noon-1 p.m., Lecture Hall, Room 5403
College of Medicine – Tucson
(See flyer below for all virtual viewing links.)

— A light lunch will be provided. —


After completing medical school and internal medicine training at the University of Missouri, Dr. Fred Gorelick trained as a fellow at Yale in gastroenterology. Following his clinical training, he began basic science training with Yale cellular biologist Dr. James Jamieson. During that period, Dr. Gorelick described calcium-calmodulin dependent protein kinase II and subsequently worked with Dr. Paul Greengard (Rockefeller University) to examine the enzyme's mechanism of activation, a response critical to neuronal memory. His later work has focused on mechanisms of acute pancreatits and how digestive enzymes, such as trypsin, are activated within the pancreas during this disease.

The Henry J. and Joan W. Binder Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and of Cell Biology, Dr. Gorelick sees patients with gastrointestinal diseases at the VA Medical Center in West Haven, Conn. He is also deputy director for the Yale MD-PhD Program and directs a year-long course for the group that links basic science to clinical disease. He also has been director of the Yale Program in Investigative Gastroenterology for over 10 years. His laboratory at the VA studies molecular mechanisms related to acute pancreatitis with a goal of developing tools that prevent or lessen disease.

Among his many honors and awards, Dr. Gorelick received the Veterans Administration’s Senior Clinical Scientist Award and the American Gastroenterological Association’s Lifetime Mentorship Award in 2019 as well as the AGA’s Research Mentor Award in Pancreatic Diseases in 2018. In 2008, he also received the William Go Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Pancreatic Association, of which he is a past president. He has served on multiple study sections and grant review and other committees for the APA, AGA, VA, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.


■ Flyer for this event:  dom_grand_rounds_flyer_2024-03-20_v3.pdf

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds are held in Room 5403, on the fifth floor of the College of Medicine – Tucson. To view Medicine Grand Rounds remotely, see this live weblink: To view it after the fact, click on "Archive" at the top of this same link's webpage and, from the dropdown menu under "Category," select "Medicine Grand Rounds" and click "Search" to find the event you're seeking.

Accreditation Statement: The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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.

Disclosure Statement: All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with ineligible companies that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnose a variety of internal medicine illnesses
  • Understand more clearly advances in therapy
  • Become truly professional physicians

For questions or accommodations that may be necessary, please contact the Office of the Chair, 520-626-6349 at least three days in advance of event. 

Event Location: 

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Lecture Hall, Room 5403

1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85721


Virtual link*:

*Also archived here to view at a later date.

Event Coordinator Name: 
Lisa Torres-Jones
Event Contact Department: 
Department of Medicine, Office of the Chair