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Bernard Guyer, MD, Lecture Series

Special Public Health Grand Rounds: 11th Annual Bernard Guyer Lecture


Garen WintemuteDate/Time: November 18, Noon to 1 p.m.
(Continued Conversation with Q&A: 1 - 1:30 p.m.)
Keynote Speaker: Garen Wintemute, M.D., M.P.H.

Garen Wintemute, M.D., M.P.H., is a distinguished professor of Emergency Medicine and Baker–Teret Chair in Violence Prevention at the University of California, Davis, where he directs the Violence Prevention Research Program and the California Firearm Violence Research Center, the nation’s first publicly-funded center for research in this field. He practices and teaches emergency medicine at UC Davis Medical Center. Wintemute trained as a physician at UC Davis and studied epidemiology and injury prevention at Johns Hopkins University.

Presentation: "Firearm Violence: Where We Stand, What We Can Do"

Additional Q&A Report

Wintemute’s longstanding commitment to understand the nature of firearm violence and its underlying causes has produced a uniquely rich and informative body of research on firearm violence that directly improves the health and safety of Americans.

This presentation briefly reviewed the epidemiology of firearm violence, highlights of recent research, and opportunities for engagement by health professionals as practitioners and researchers.

Questions? Email or call (585) 602-0801.

Acknowledgement: This lecture is endowed by Brewster C. Doust, MD, and is presented in partnership with the Center for Community Health & Prevention, UR Clinical & Translational Science Institute and the Departments of Medicine, Public Health Sciences and Pediatrics.

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)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

University of Rochester Medical Center, Center for Experiential Learning is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0005. This activity is approved for 1.0 Social Work continuing education hour(s).

Past Lectures

2021 lecture: Abigail Zuger, M.D. Dr. Zuger is an infectious disease expert and retired associate clinical professor of Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She was also a senior attending physician at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside Hospitals. Zuger has been a medical columnist and journalist for the New York Times and writer for the New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch's Infectious Disease and General Medicine specialties.

Watch her presentation "Public Health at the Bathroom Sink: Home Testing for Contagious Disease."

2019 lecture: Isabel V. Sawhill, Ph.D. Dr. Sawhill is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, working in the Center on Children and Families and on the Future of the Middle Class Initiative. Dr. Sawhill’s research spans a wide array of economic and social issues, including unplanned pregnancy, fiscal policy, economic growth, poverty, social mobility and inequality. Dr. Sawhill authored Generation Unbound: Drifting into Sex and Parenting without Marriage. Her latest book is The Forgotten Americans: An Economic Agenda for a Divided Nation, published by Yale University Press in 2018. A video recording of Dr. Sawhill's presentation "Unplanned Pregnancy and It's Impact on Poverty" is available.

2018 lecture: F. Marc LeForce, M.D. Dr. LaForce served as the Physician-in-Chief at The Genesee Hospital in Rochester from 1987 to 1999. Following his time in Rochester, Dr. LaForce oversaw all aspects of the USAID-funded Child Survival Project. From 2001-2012, he directed the Meningitis Vaccine Project, a partnership between the World Health Organization and PATH that developed, tested, licensed, and in 2010, introduced a new and affordable Group A meningococcal conjugate vaccine in Sub-Saharan Africa. This vaccine has eliminated Group A meningococcal infections wherever it has been introduced and as of December 2017, over 280 million Africans have received the vaccine. A video recording of Dr. LeForce's lecture "A Vaccine Meets a Strategy: Eliminating Epidemic Meningitis from Sub-Saharan Africa" is available, as well as her 2018 slide presentation

2017 lecture: Jeffrey F. Peipert, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Peipert is the Clarence E. Ehrlich Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He was the Principal Investigator of a large prospective study, the Contraceptive CHOICE Project, which recruited 9,256 women and successfully followed them for 2-3 years for contraceptive effectiveness, satisfaction, and continuation rates. Other studies conducted by Dr. Peipert include: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-funded randomized trial of a computer-based intervention to encourage dual method contraceptive use to prevent unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, and a randomized trial of therapy for pelvic inflammatory disease (PEACH Study). Dr. Peipert’s research interests are family planning, sexually transmitted infection prevention, and public health. Watch the recording of Dr. Peipert's talk, "The Importance of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception."

2016 lecture: Dr. Anne Schuchat.  Dr. Schuchat has been Principal Deputy Director for CDC since September 2015. Globally, Dr. Schuchat has worked in West Africa on meningitis, pneumonia, and Ebola vaccine trials, in South Africa on surveillance and prevention projects, and in China on Beijing’s SARS emergency response. She has authored or co-authored more than 230 scientific articles, book chapters, and reviews. In her talk, "Public Health Metamorphosis: On The Road To Butterfly" Dr. Schuchat looked backward to review how public health and CDC have grappled with issues ranging from pandemic threats to prevention policies. She then looked ahead to consider how to more fully realize our full potential. A video recording of Dr. Schuchat's talk is now available, as well as her 2016 slide presentation.

2015 lecture: Anthony B. Iton, M.D., J.D., M.P.H. Dr. Iton is Senior Vice President of Healthy Communities at The California Endowment, the state’s largest, private health foundation.  His primary focus is on the foundation’s 10-year Building Healthy Communities: California Living 2.0 initiative; the goal of which is to create communities where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. Published in numerous public health and medical publications, Iton is a regular public health lecturer and keynote speaker at conferences across the nation. He earned his B.S. in Neurophysiology, with honors, from McGill University, his J.D. at the University of California, Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A video recording of this lecture is now available, as well as the 2015 slide presentation.

2014 lecture: Patricia O'Campo, Ph.D., a social epidemiologist and researcher who has been working with inner city communities for over 20 years, conducting research on the social determinants of health. A video recording of the lecture is available to view: Tackling Worldwide Health Inequities: Is the Evidence Failing Us?

Dr. Bernard Guyer

Bernard Guyer, M.D., M.P.H.

Bernard Guyer, M.D., M.P.H. is the Zanvyl Kreiger Professor of Children’s Health in the Department of Population, Reproductive and Family Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A physician trained in both preventive medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Guyer served for seven years as director of the state MCH program in Massachusetts and five years as a CDC medical epidemiologist with national and international service. He has chaired or been a member of both state and national committees on childhood injury prevention, outreach for prenatal care, infant mortality, and Medicaid.

This lecture is endowed by Brewster C. Doust, M.D., a University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry graduate, in honor of Dr. Guyer’s significant contributions to research in understanding the early origins of disease processes and the life course consequences. It is presented in partnership with the URMC Center for Community Health & Prevention and the Departments of Medicine, Public Health Sciences, and Pediatrics