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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:

Join us for the first Public Health Grand Rounds of the new year on February 1. The featured speaker will be Mike Mendoza, MD, MPH, Commissioner of Public Health for Monroe County, NY and Associate Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine, Public Health Sciences, and Nursing at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. ​The lecture will take place in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. Stay tuned to learn more about the topic.


Spring 2019 Public Health Grand Rounds (with video links when available)

Date Presenter Topic
2/1/19 Mike Mendoza, MD, MPH


2/15/19 Fahad Saeed, MB, BS TBD
3/1/19 Daniel Maeng, PhD

Impact of Primary and Specialty Care Integration via Asynchronous Communication

4/5/19 Sheryl Zimmerman, MSW, PhD  Tentative - Patient care and quality in assisted care living residences in the U.S.
4/19/19 Daniel Ford, MD  Dr. Ford's involvement in the initiative to connect their state quit line with their HER for bidirectional referral and progress reporting 

Fall 2018 Public Health Grand Rounds 

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

Strengthening Community Ownership of Health and Well-Being

10/12/18 Joyce Duckles and ENGOAL Project ENGOAL: Engaging Older Adult Learners as Health Researchers
10/19/18 Addisu Mesfin

Management of Metastatic and Primary Spine Tumors: Do Health Care Disparities Exist?

11/2/18 Adam Simning, MD, PhD An interdisciplinary approach to understanding and optimizing the SNF to home transition
11/16/18 Monica Sharma, MD Radical Transformational Leadership - Dr. Sharma has 20 years working at the United Nations and has written a book, "Radical Transformational Leadership"
12/7/18 Robert Block, MD, MPH, Geof Williams, MD, PhD, & Katherine Manou, clinical pharmacist The Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Past Public Health Grand Rounds Presentations