Public Health Grand Rounds

Spring 2012

Date Title Presenter
January 20, 2012 "Microarray Technology and Its Relationship to Health Outcomes”     

Rui Hu, Research Asst Professor, Biostats Computational Biology, URMC              

Dr. Hu will discuss Microarray technology, which has been widely employed to measure the expression levels of large numbers of genes simultaneously. The gene expression data analysis can help improve prognostic accuracy, treatment choice, and health outcomes. An important and common question in gene expression data analysis is the identification of biologically “interesting” genes among thousands of genes. The identification of these genes may help researchers understand the underlying biological mechanism of disease so that suitable treatments can be developed. Join us for what promises to be an enlightening presentation on this remarkable technology.

February 3, 2012 “How Local Health Priorities Shape Public Health Policy”

Byron S. Kennedy, MD, PhD, MPH, Deputy Director, Monroe County Department of Public Health

February 17, 2012 Teams, Work and Teamwork in Healthcare: Using Evidence to Inform Policy”

Helena Temkin-Greener Health Policy and Outcomes Research Dept. of Community Preventive Medicine

System managers and policy makers have for years been making efforts to transform healthcare workplaces into effective team-based environments. At the same time, researchers have worked to gather data on teams and teamwork and have examined the data for key information indicating teamwork’s impact on care processes and patient outcomes. In this presentation, the empirical evidence, largely from community-based and institutional long-term care settings, will be examined to determine if teams and teamwork contribute to high quality healthcare. Implications of these findings for public policy will be discussed.


Eduardo J. Simoes, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H. Chairman & Health Management and Informatics Alumni Distinguished Professor University of Missouri, School of Medicine

April 6, 2012 Putting practice into research: The CAPABLE project

Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, CRNP, Assistant Professor,

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

April 20, 2011 

Preventive Care in Community (Elderly -Program)