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Public Health Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds

Through this series, UR faculty, staff, 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. Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) are a collaborative effort between the Center for Community Health & Prevention and the Department of Public Health Sciences, and are intended to highlight the link between research, clinical medicine and community health improvement.   

Public Health Grand Rounds are held on Fridays, from noon – 1 p.m. in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (unless noted otherwise). Join us for lively discussions with some of Rochester’s community health champions, both URMC faculty and staff, as well as expert community leaders. If you cannot attend in person, recordings for most sessions can be found below. 

New This Year: You can now earn CME credit at PHGR! This activity will be certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Support for PHGR is provided by the University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Science Institute via grant UL1 TR002001 from National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a division of NIH. Additional support is provided by gifts to the Department of Public Health Sciences. All support is greatly appreciated.

Upcoming Talks:

Dr. Leonard Brock, executive director of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, and Larry Marx, CEO of The Children's Agenda, will present "Poverty & Policy: Can't Just Program Our Way Out" at noon Friday, October 18. Poverty is a leading social deteminant of ill health. This presentation explores the policy solutions for wholesale reductions in poverty sought by the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative. As we embark on population changes and work to move the needle on these centuries-old problems, it is essential to understand the historical context of past policies and institutional practices that have contributed to the social ills we are working to address.

Join us for the presentation in the School of Nursing's Helen Wood Hall Auditorium.

Fall 2019 Public Health Grand Rounds 

Date  Presenter Topic
9/20/19 Parul D. Rahbari, M.P.H., and Pamela Bailie, M.P.H.  

The Urgency of type 2 Diabetes Prevention and Rochester’s Initiatives to Address it Locally 

10/4/19 Mark A. Levine, M.D. The Continuum of Potential Comprehensive Public Health Responses to the Opioid Crisis (Location: 2-6424 Whipple Auditorium)
10/18/19 Leonard Brock, Ph.D., and Larry Marx Poverty & Policy: Can't Just Program Our Way Out
11/1/19 Julie A. Baldwin, Ph.D.

“Walking in Beauty:” Addressing Health Concerns of American Indian Communities: Future Directions for Health Equity Research 
(Location: 2-6424 Whipple Auditorium)

11/15/19 P. Amina Alio, Ph.D. HIV Stigma & Adherence to Treatment in Muslim Communities
12/6/19 David Rich, Sc.D., M.P.H. Air Pollution & Infants

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

Date Presenter Topic
2/1/19 Mike Mendoza, M.D., M.P.H.

The Opioid Crisis in Monroe County: Past, Present and Future

2/15/19 Fahad Saeed, M.D., B.S. Dialysis Decision-Making for Older Adults
3/1/19 Daniel Maeng, Ph.D.

Impact of Primary and Specialty Care Integration via Asynchronous Communication

4/5/19 Sheryl Zimmerman, M.S.W., Ph.D.  A Public Health Imperative: Improving Mouth Care in Nursing Homes
4/19/19 Daniel Ford, M.D.  Dr. Ford's involvement in the initiative to connect their state quit line with their HER for bidirectional referral and progress reporting 

Past Public Health Grand Rounds Presentations