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Public Health Grand Rounds

The Public Health Grand Rounds are jointly sponsored by the Center for Community Health 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.

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

Upcoming Talks:

Public Health Grand Rounds - Friday, April 7, 2017, Andy Aligne, MD, MPH will discuss The Preventing Teen Pregnancy With LARC Project, Helen Wood Hall Aud., noon-1pm.  Wraps and fruit available while supplies last.

Fall 2016 Public Health Grand Rounds

Date Presenter Title
September 16, 2016 Michael Hasselberg, PhD, RN, NPP-BC UR Medicine Project ECHO: Improving access to complex care through videoconferencing
October 21, 2016 Dr. Aaron Fields The Opioid Epidemic: Where Are We, How Did We Get Here, and Where Are We Going?
November 4, 2016 Dr. Kreipe, Dr. Elaine Spaull, Faith Davignon "Because Not Every Family in Crisis has a Village - Rochester has a Crisis Nursery"
November 18, 2016 Robert C Block, MD, MPH, Scott McIntosh, PhD Familial Hypercholesterolemia and funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
December 2, 2016 Kevin Kless, MD Integrative medicine

Spring 2017 Public Health Grand Rounds

Date Presenter Title
February 3, 2017 Dr. Irina Pesis-Katz The Importance of Population Health Analytics in Value-Based Care
February 17, 2017 Dr. Laurent Glance

“Can we do better?  Can quality measurement help?”

March 3, 2017 Dr. Norbert Goldfeld Health Through Peace-Building: Challenges and Opportunities for Israelis and Palistinians
April 7, 2017 Dr. Andy Aligne The Preventing Teen Pregnancy With LARC Project
April 21,2017 Dr. Kathi Heffner

“Chronic Pain and Poor Sleep:  Disentangling These Bedfellows to Improve Public Health”

May 5, 2017 Stephanie Nothelle, MD "​Advancing Interprofessionalism and Caring for the Most Complex Patients - The Student Hotspotting Initiative"

Past Public Health Grand Rounds Presentations

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

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

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

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

12/2/16: Dr. Kevin Kless,  "An Introduction to Integrative Medicine and its Application in the Primary Care Setting" Slides are available HERE.

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

11/4/16: Dr. Kreipe, Elaine Spraull, Faith Davignon, " Because Not Every Family in Crisis Has a Village - Rochester has a Crisis Nursery." 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?" Dr. Field's slides are available HERE

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

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)."