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Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: The Influence of Stress on Health Outcomes in Chronic Diseases

Location: Hybrid: Health Discovery Building Auditorium (HDB 1.208) & Zoom

Address: 1601 Trinity St., Bldg. B, Austin, Texas 78712 | View Map »

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Time: 12–1 p.m.

Contact: Lyndsey Loughran

About the Event

In this installment of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Trisha M. Parekh, D.O., MSPH, presents “The Influence of Stress on Health Outcomes in Chronic Diseases: A Focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.” Parekh is an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Dell Medical School.

Please register by Tuesday, Dec. 12.

For more information, contact Lyndsey Loughran.


By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  1. Review the current state of literature in psychological stress and its impact on human health.
  2. Demonstrate the psychobiologic mechanisms of stress and dyspnea in COPD.
  3. Describe a pilot community health worker-led stress reduction intervention for low-income COPD patients.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Department of Internal Medicine faculty
  • Secondary: Department of Internal Medicine residents and health care team members


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice
  • IOM: Provide patient-centered care, Work in interdisciplinary teams, Employ evidence-based practice, Apply quality improvement
  • IECC: Interprofessional Communication, Teams and Teamwork

Speaker Disclosure

Trisha M. Parekh, D.O., MSPH, speaker for this educational activity, has no relevant relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planner Disclosure

Parker Hudson, M.D., MPH, FACP; Beth Nelson, M.D.; Kirsten Gibbs Nieto, M.D.; Grace Farris, M.D.; Brittany Rosales, M.D.; Dalia El-Bejjani, M.D.; Sherine Salib, M.D., FACP; Anokhi Jambusaria-Pahlajani, M.D., MSCE; Ollieta Nicholas, MBA, FACHE; and Lyndsey Loughran, MHQS, planners for this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Yan Liu, M.D., Ph.D., received royalties and is a patent holder for G1 Therapeutics and an advisory board member for Pfizer.

Brian Lee, M.D., is on the advisory board of HealthMap Solution Inc.

The CME Advisory Committee, reviewers of this educational activity, have no relevant relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed have been mitigated.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.