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Grand Rounds

URMC Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds aim to present clinically relevant state-of-the-art lectures to practicing physicians, residents, and students who maintain an interest in this branch of medicine. The overall goal is to deliver a high quality program which will enhance the practitioners’ understanding and knowledge of the principles and practice of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

To gain access to the lecture/get the password, please email Brenda Herrmann.

2023

January 5, 2023

URMC Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds:  Coffee Roasting and the Risk of Severe Respiratory Tract Infections

Speaker: Matthew McGraw, MD,  Assistant Professor, URMC Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

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February 9, 2023

URMC Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds:  Likely Environmental Causes of Parkinson’s Disease

Speaker: Ray Dorsey, MD,  David M. Levy Professor of Neurology, Author, Ending Parkinson’s Disease, Center for Health + Technology (CHeT), University of Rochester

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March 9, 2023

URMC Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds:  Workplace Bullying: A Preventable Occupational Health Hazard

Speaker: Kristen Chalmers, LMSW,  Social Worker, Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services

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April 6, 2023

URMC Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds:  Occupational Health Hazards in Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Speaker:  Anna Mehrotra, PhD PE (she/her), Director, Wastewater Surveillance Program, Water Environment Federation

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May 4, 2023

URMC Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds:  Let’s Talk about PFAS

Speaker:  Nicholas E. Nacca, MD FAACT,
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Medical Toxicology
Department of Emergency Medicine  
University of Rochester Medical Center

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November 2, 2023

URMC Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds:  World Trade Center Health Program: Entering the Third Decade

Speaker:  Jacqueline M Moline, MD, MSc,
Professor and Chair
Senior Vice President
Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Occupational and Environmental Medicine of Long Island
Northwell Queens WTC Clinical Center

2022

April 7, 2022

URMC Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds Topic: Opioids and the Workplace

Speaker: Jonathan Rosen, MS. CIH, FAIHA, National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training

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March 3, 2022

URMC Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds Topic: Occupational health of sign language interpreters during the COVID-19 pandemic

Speaker: Gretchen Roman, PT, DPT, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate with Community Outreach & Engagement in the Wilmot Cancer Institute and in the Department of Public Health Sciences
Sign Language Interpretation Provided

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2021

November 4, 2021

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds: Coding Evaluation and Management Encounters for Workers’ Compensation: the case for a paradigm shift

Speaker: Cristina Demian, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Associate Professor, URMC Department of Environmental Medicine, Medical Director, Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services

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October 7, 2021

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds: Work Related Long COVID-19 and the Impact of Workers’ Compensation Benefits on Long Term Patient Care

Speakers:  Winston Kwa, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health
Yelena Globina, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health
Sharon Lee, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health

September 9, 2021

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds: Too Hot to Work: Climate Change and Outdoor Workers’ Health

Speaker:  Brenda Ekwurzel, PhD, Director of Climate Science and Senior Climate Scientist and at the Union of Concerned Scientists

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May 13, 2021

Annual Kenneth V. Dodgson, M.D. Lectureship: Is this patient’s cancer work-related?  Determination of work-related causation of cancer in an individual patient

Speaker: George Friedman-Jimenez, MD, DrPH; Director, Bellevue / NYU Occupational Environmental Medicine Clinic; Assistant Professor of Population Health, Medicine and Environmental Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center, NYU School of Medicine

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April 1, 2021

Overview of Spine Surgery

Speaker: Brian Gordon, MD, National Director for Musculoskeletal Care, ChenMed

March 4, 2021

Marijuana in New York State: an update

Speaker: Karl Auerbach MD, MS, MBA, FACOEM, Board Certified Occupational Medicine, Staff Physician, OEHC of Eastern NY

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February 4, 2021

Managing the Workforce During the Pandemic

Speaker: Michael J. Apostolakos, MD, FCCP, Chief Medical Officer, Vice President, University of Rochester Medical Center, Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences

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January 7, 2021

Workplace Stress and Resilience Training in Health Care

Speaker: Kristen Chalmers, LMSW, Social Worker, Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services, University of Rochester Medical Center

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2020

December 3, 2020

Riding the Perfect Storm: COVID-19 at the Confluence of Community and Occupational Health

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer L. Schneider, CIH, Principal, Collaboratory for Resiliency & Recovery, Eugene H. Fram Chair in Applied Critical Thinking, Office of the Provost, Rochester Institute of Technology

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November 5, 2020

The Power of Language: Managing Spine Related Disorders with Telemedicine

Speaker: Brian Justice, DC, Medical Director Pathway Development and Spine Care, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
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October 1, 2020

Telehealth at URMC: An Overview and Potential Applications to Occupational Medicine Practice

Speaker: Dr. Adam Kelly, Associate Professor, URMC Neurology
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September 3, 2020

New York State Workers Compensation Drug Formulary and Prior Authorization System

Speaker: Steven R. Smith, Deputy Executive Director, NYS WCB
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