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Public Health Grand Rounds

Grand RoundsThe Public Health Grand Rounds are jointly sponsored by the Center for Community Health & Prevention and the Department of Public Health Sciences. The rounds are intended to demonstrate and highlight the link between research and community health improvement.

Through this series, UR faculty, staff and students, and community partners can hear about community-based initiatives to reduce health inequities, improve access to care, and tackle some of our toughest health challenges. Support for recording of the Public Health Grand Rounds is provided by HRSA and by gifts to the Department of Public Health Sciences. Recordings, when available, can be found below.

Join us for lively discussions with some of Rochester’s community health champions and their UR partners.

Upcoming Talks:

Our 2018-9 Public Health Grand Rounds season kicks off September 21, 2018, with the esteemed Dr. Stanley O. Foster, Professor Emeritus Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, discussing "Strengthening Community Ownership of Health and Well-Being." Noon-1:00pm, Class of '62 Auditorium.

Fall 2018 Public Health Grand Rounds (with video links when available)

Date Presenter Topic
9/21/18 Stanley O. Foster, MD, PhD, MPN, OBN

Strengthening Community Ownership of Health and Well-Being CHANGE IN LOCATION: Class of '62 Auditorium

10/12/18 Joyce Duckles and ENGOAL the ENGOAL program
10/19/18 Addisu Mesfin CHANGE IN LOCATION: Upper Auditorium
11/2/18 Adam Simning  
12/7/18 Dr. Robert Block & Dr. Geof Williams  

Spring 2019 Public Health Grand Rounds

Date Presenter Topic
February 1, 2018 TBA  
February 15, 2018



March 1, 2018 Dr. Timothy Dye Canceled due to weather, new date below Critical Medical Ecological Perspectives on Diabetes in the Pacific Islands: Colonialism, Power, & Balance in Human-Environment Interaction Over Time NEW DATE BELOW
March 15, 2018 Canceled due to Match Day  
April 5, 2018 TBA  
April 19,2018 TBA  

Past Public Health Grand Rounds Presentations

Below you can find available videos and slides from past presentations. Closed Captioning as noted (CC).

5/11/18: Dr. Supriya Mohile, Improving Cancer Care Delivery for Older Patients with Cancer and Their Caregivers: Updates from GAP/COACH Trials and Next Steps

5/4/18: Jennifer R. Mammen, PhD NP-C, Smartphone-Based Telemedicine for Primary Care of Asthma: Development of a Technology-Enabled Asthma Management System (TEAMS)

4/6/18: Dr. Timothy Dye, Critical Medical Ecological Perspectives on Diabetes in the Pacific Islands: Colonialism, Power, & Balance in Human-Environment Interaction Over Time

2/16/18: Caroline P. Thirukumaran, Natural Language Processing for the Identification of Surgical Site Infections

2/2/18: Mitch Gruber, PhD, Chief Programs Officer, Foodlink, The history of healthy food retail/access in Rochester

12/1/17: Dr. Yeates Conwell, Randomized clinical trial in rural China, testing a new clinical care model for the co-management of depression and hypertension.

11/3/17: Melissa Pennise, Laura M. Robinson, Health Status and Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Past, Present, and Future.

10/20/17: Berryman, Nickels, & Schrack, It's all about understanding - The history of health literacy

10/6/17: Dr. Brian E. McGarry, Decision making of Medicare beneficiaries regarding Medicare Part D insurance plan choice

9/15/17: Ben George and Justin Grishkan, The Future of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program"Presentation slides available here

5/5/17: Dr. Stephanie Nothelle, "Advancing Interprofessionalism and Caring for the Most Complex Patients: The Student Hotspotting Initiative"(CC)

4/21/17: Dr. Kathi Heffner, "Chronic Pain and Poor Sleep: Disentangling These Bedfellows to Improve Public Health"(CC)

4/7/17: Dr. Andy Aligne, "The Preventing Teen Pregnancy with LARC Project."(CC)

3/3/17: Dr. Norbert Goldfield, "Health Through Peace-Building: Challenges and Opportunities for Israelis and Palestinians."(CC) Slides are available HERE

2/17/17: Dr. Laurent Glance, "Can We Do Better? Can Quality Measurement Help?"(CC)

2/3/17: Dr. Irina Pesis-Katz & Dr. David Krusch, "The Importance of Population Health Analytics in Value-Based Care"(CC)

12/2/16: Dr. Kevin Kless,  "An Introduction to Integrative Medicine and its Application in the Primary Care Setting"(CC)

11/18/16: Robert Block, MD, and Scott McIntosh, PhD, "Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Familial Hypercholesterolemia”(CC)

11/4/16: Dr. Kreipe, Elaine Spraull, Faith Davignon, " Because Not Every Family in Crisis Has a Village - Rochester has a Crisis Nursery."(CC) Slides are available HERE

10/21/16: Dr. Aaron Fields, "The Opioid Epidemic: Where Are We Now, How Did We Get Here, and Where Are We Going?"(CC)

9/16/16: Michael Hasselberg, PhD, RN, NPP-BC, "UR Medicine Project ECHO: Improving access to complex care through videoconferencing." (CC)

4/15/16: Ronald Epstein, MD, "Talking about the Hard Stuff: An Intervention to Improve Communication in Advanced Cancer." (CC)

4/1/16: Timothy Quill, MD, FACP, FAAHPM,  "Palliative Care: Who, What, When, Where, and Why." (CC)

3/4/2016: Solomon Abiola, MS, "Health Big Data Applications for Realtime Infectious Disease Modeling From Ebola to Zika and Beyond." (CC)

2/19/2016: URMC Hot Spotter Team, "Putting the Patient at the Center of Medical Education: and Interdisciplinary and Longitudinal Approach." (CC)

2/5/2016: Bob Gramling, MD, DSc, "The Palliative Care Communication Research Initiative." (CC)

12/4/2015: Sue Groth, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, "The Complexities of Weight Gain and Downstream Effects." (CC)

11/20/2015: Kevin Kennedy, MPH, "Housing and Health: Changing the Healthcare Paradigm Through a Healthy Homes Program" (CC)

11/6/2015: Dr. Steven Barnett, "The Deaf Weight Wise Clinical Trial: Community-Engaged Health Research With Rochester Deaf Populations" (CC)

10/16/15: Dr. David Chan, "The Benefit and Burden of Electronic Reminders for Optimizing Patient Care" (CC)  Dr. Chan's slides are also available to view.

10/2/15: Dr. Eche Ezeanolue, "Finding the Walgreen and CVS in Congregation-Based Health Interventions: Evidence From the Baby Shower Trial."(CC)

4/3/15: URMC Hotspotters, "Walk With Them: Lessons from the 2014 URMC Student Hotspotters." (link to video of presentation)

3/20/15: Dr. Ray Dorsey, "Using Technology to Transform Care."

3/6/15:  Wade Norwood, Candice Lucas, Gladys Pedraza-Burgos, "What's Goin' on With Nuestra Salud?"

2/6/15: Dr. Yeates Conwell, "Collaborative Care For Depression in Later Life: Lessons Learned From Urban China."

11/7/14: Dr. Michael Mendoza, "Take an Aspirin (or Two) and Call (or Text or Email) Me (or Us) in the Morning (or Later)."