Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar Series

Spring 2015

For the Spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year, we have planned an exciting series of lectures titled, "Population Health."

All of the lectures will take place in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1W-304), from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. The series will begin on January 6, 2015.

CTSI will continue to offer live streaming of the seminar series, as well as the option to stream the seminar at a later date. Click on the seminar title to access the video. *Note: Seminars are best viewed using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CME credit will only be available for those that physically attend the series. No credit will be given for viewing the series on the web.

Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.

Date Speaker Title


12:00-1:00 pm



12:00-1:00 pm
Jennifer Dolan, Emily Flagg, Tiffany Gommel & Kelly Unsworth - Office for Human Subjects Protection
Annual OHSP Updates and Quiz Show
12:00-1:00 pm

Ted Kremer, MPH
Executive Director, Rochester RHIO

Exploring the Value of Regional Health Information Exchange Services
12:00-1:00 pm
Ann Dozier, PhD
Acting Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
Anne Kern

Public Health Program Coordinator, Monroe County Department of Public Health
Population Health in Monroe County: A local perspective on the NYS Prevention Agenda 
12:00-1:00 pm
Marsha Wittink, MD, MBE
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Research
Helping patients talk to their primary care providers about their day-to-day challenges: Overview of a randomized trial
12:00-1:00 pm

Ekaterina Noyes, PhD, MPH
Professor, Departments of Surgery, Research and Public Health Sciences

ACO, ACA and FFS: New Motivation for Cross-Disciplinary Research

12:00-1:00 pm
Kathleen Buckwell, CIP
OHSP Senior Specialist
Exempt Research
12:00-1:00 pm
Diana Fernandez, MD, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Public Health Sciences, Pediatrics and Center for Community Health
The world is full of nonlinearities:  System Science, Body Weight, and Us
12:00-1:00 pm

Ghinwa Dumyati, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Using Population Surveillance to Improve Health
12:00-1:00 pm

Kathleen Parrinello, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical, Department of Nursing
Michele Lawrence, MBA, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

Healthcare Reform in NYS-DSRIP and Finger Lakes Performing Provider System
12:00-1:00 pm

Kevin Fiscella, MD, MPH
Professor, Departments of Family Medicine, Public Health Sciences, Cancer Center, Center for Community Health

Implementation Research: The What, Why, and Why not?
12:00-1:00 pm

Office for Human Subjects Protection

RARE Documentary
12:00-1:00 pm

Betty Rabinowitz, MD
Professor of Clinical, Department of Medicine, Primary Care Physicians

William Brien
CMMI Practice Improvement Team Coordinator, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innnovation (CMMI), creating a community of Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practices and the data to support them

12:00-1:00 pm

CTSI Year Out Trainees

Lauren Roussel (Mentor - Howard Langstein) - Evaluating Upper Extremity Function Following Mastectomy in Reconstructed and Non-Reconstructed Women with Breast Cancer

Michael Geary (Mentor - Regis O’Keefe) - The Role of Prostanoid Receptor EP4 on Adhesion Formation in Flexor Tendon Healing - Differential Effects of Conditional Deletion Versus Systemic Antagonism

Elizabeth Saionz (Mentor - Jeff Bazarian) - Longitudinal changes in pituitary function following concussion in college athletes

12:00-1:00 pm

CTSI Year Out Trainees

Josef Bartels (Mentor - Ronald Epstein) - Threaded cognition and eloquent silence; toward a unified theory of interruption in doctor-patient-computer communication

Kelly Makino (Mentor - Anton Porsteinsson) - Advance Care Planning in Early Dementia - A Study of Caregiver Perspectives

Trevor Hansen (Mentor - Richard Phipps) - Thy1 (CD90) Dependent Myofibroblast Differentiation in Radiation-Induced Capsular Contracture

12:00-1:00 pm
CTSI Year Out Trainees CTSI Trainee Presentations

Click here to view archived video of past CTSI Seminar Series


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