Dartmouth Events

Medicine Grand Rounds - Friday, March 28

Alex H. Gifford, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth will present "What is iron homeostasis telling us about cystic fibrosis?"

Friday, March 28, 2014
Auditorium E, DHMC
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Free Food, Lectures & Seminars

Please join us for Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday, March 28, 2014 for the presentation titled:


What is iron homeostasis telling us about cystic fibrosis?


Alex H. Gifford, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Auditorium E, Rubin Building, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


Co-sponsored by the Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care and the Department of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how excess airway iron affects Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm growth in a co-culture model of human bronchial epithelial cells
  2. Recognize that hypoferremia is a hallmark of advanced cystic fibrosis
  3. Explain how treatment of cystic fibrosis pulmonary exacerbation influences iron homeostasis


Alex H. Gifford, MD

Dr. Gifford was born and raised in northwestern Pennsylvania.  The first in his immediate family to pursue an advanced degree, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Allegheny College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.  He obtained his medical degree from the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine in 2003 and moved with his wife, Kimberly, to the Upper Valley for his post-graduate education at DHMC.  He completed the Primary Care Track-Internal Medicine Residency in 2006 and then served as Chief Medical Resident before settling in for three more years of fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  Under the guidance of Dr. Worth Parker, Dr. Gifford has worked to learn the art of cystic fibrosis care.  He has also formed strong research relationships with Drs. George O’Toole and Bruce Stanton and other investigators in the Dartmouth Lung Biology Center.

Alex H. Gifford, MD has stated that he has no financial interests or arrangements in association with this presentation.


Please join the Department of Medicine in welcoming Dr. Alex Gifford to Medicine Grand Rounds.


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** The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education programs for physicians.**

** The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. **

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Lara Judd

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.