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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 virtually via Zoom on Fridays, from noon – 1 p.m. (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.

You can earn CME credit at PHGR! This activity is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM *

This seminar series is funded in part by the University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Science Institute via grant UL1 TR002001 from National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Additional financial support is provided by gifts to the Department of Public Health Sciences and an endowment to the Center for Community Health & Prevention by Brewster C. Doust, M.D. All support is greatly appreciated.

Pre-registration for this virtual event is required. Register here

Upcoming Event: Friday, October 7

Join us for the next Public Health Grand Rounds at noon Friday, October 7. Stefanie J. Hollenbach, M.D., M.S., assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will present "Modern Echoes of Historic Institutionalized Racism: Associations Between Previously “Redlined” Districts and Current Obstetric Outcomes​."

Despite much higher health care expenditure than comparable countries, striking racial and ethnic disparities exist in obstetric outcomes in the United States. In the Rochester community, historic discriminatory policies remain associated with poor obstetrical outcomes, suggesting intergenerational discrimination and disinvestment continue to have a role in modern health disparities.

Registration is required for this event. 

Fall 2022 Public Health Grand Rounds - Presented on Zoom

*Captions for each linked presentation can be turned on during viewing by clicking ‘Captions’ in the top left corner of the screen.

Date Presenter Topic
9/16/2022 Michael Mendoza, M.D., M.P.H., Commissioner of Public Health, Monroe County Health Department and Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Public Health Sciences and Nursing, URMC Public Health in Monroe County: Past, Present and Future
10/7/2022

Stefanie Hollenbach, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, URMC

Modern Echoes of Historic Institutionalized Racism: Associations Between Previously “Redlined” Districts and Current Obstetric Outcomes

10/21/2022 Abigail McHugh-Grifa, Ph.D., Executive Director of Climate Solutions Accelerator

Climate Impacts and Solutions for the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region

11/4/2022 URMC Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan - Panel URMC Equity and Anti-Racism Action Plan
11/18/2022 Garen Wintemute, M.D., M.P.H., Susan P. Baker-Stephen P. Teret chair in Violence Prevention at UC Davis, director, Violence Prevention Research Program Public Health Grand Rounds & 11th annual Bernard Guyer Lecture on gun violence and prevention 
12/9/2022 Lisa Harris, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, University of Michigan Medical School  Public health considerations for the post-Dobbs landscape

Spring 2022 Public Health Grand Rounds

*Captions for each linked presentation can be turned on during viewing by clicking ‘Captions’ in the top left corner of the screen.

Date  Presenter Topic
1/7/22

Edith M. Williams, PhD, MS, associate professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Rheumatology; department of Medicine/Center for Health Disparities, Medical University of South Carolina

 

*Dr. Williams is a candidate for the Dean’s Professor of Health Equity Research and Director and Founder of the Office of Health Equity Research in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute

 

Special Session Supplement: "Joy in the Journey: Triumphs in lessons learned along the way"

1/20/22

Jonathan Jackson, PhD, executive director of the Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

 

*Dr. Jackson is a candidate for the Dean’s Professor of Health Equity Research and Director and Founder of the Office of Health Equity Research in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute

 

Special Session Supplement: "Towards a Quantifiable Science of Research Equity"

2/4/22 Daniel G Petereit, MD, radiation oncologist and principal investigator Walking Forward, Cancer Care Institute at Monument Health in Rapid City, South Dakota Walking Forward: Collaborating at the Community Level to Advance Cancer Control in the Northern Plains American Indians
2/18/22

A Tale of Two Pantries: Partnering with the Community to Address Local Food Insecurity

 

Have questions? Contact the panelists by email.  

3/4/22 Heather Reyes, MD, URMC

Social and Emotional Learning Tool via Moxie the Robot

3/18/22 Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine 

Black Women and Maternal Health Disparities: Addressing the Role of Racism

4/1/22 Michael Waller, PhD, director of Sustainability, Rochester Regional Health Sustainability in Healthcare
4/22/22

Changing Times: Behavioral Health In Monroe County

 

Have questions? Contact our panelists by email.

Past Public Health Grand Rounds Presentations

*ACCREDITATION: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

CERTIFICATION: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.