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Medicine Grand Rounds Archives

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Fall 2021/Spring 2022

September 22- Grand Rounds: Computational Medicine for the Heart
September 15 - Grand Rounds: Rapid COVID-19 Development and the Future of Vaccinology
September 8 - Grand Rounds: Clinical Gene Therapy for Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff Diseases
June 23 - Grand Rounds: If You're Not at the Table, You Will be on the Menu
June 9 - Grand Rounds: Clinical Aspects of Sarcoidosis
June 2 - Grander Rounds: "Development for the Clinician Educator" 
May 19 - The Occupational Health Risks of Being a Firefighter
May 12 - Advances in Advanced Endoscopy: Yeah We Can Do That
May 5 - Clinical Challenges when Managing Syphilis
April 28 - The VISTA UME Curriculum 
April 14 - “Patient Priorities Care: Moving from disease-based to patient priorities-based decisions-making for older adults with multiple chronic conditions”
March 24 - "Personalizing Obesity Management. Time to Embrace the Pillars?"
March 17 - "Covid-19 and Health Disparities, A Closer Look"
March 10 - Osteoarthritis – Time for medicine to pay attention
March 7 - DoM Town Hall
March 3 - "New technologies for treatment of diabetes" 
February 24 - No Grand Rounds
February 17 - "Hospital at Home: Past, present and the UMMH experience in the context of national changes in care delivery for complex populations"
February 10 - "Human Parasitology: Helminths (Worms) and Protozoa"
February 3 - "Keeping Watch: Reducing embolic events in high risk patients with AFib"
January 27 - "Towards a digitally powered future in cardiovascular disease prevention"
January 20 - "Stepping up the care in Sickle Cell Disease"
January 13 - “The Critical Role of Understanding and Respecting Culture and Lived Experience of Racism in Palliative Care: Caring for our African American Patients and Their Families”
January 6 - "Digital Health: Moving Past the Hype Cycle"
December 16 - “Caregiver: A Love Story – film screening and discussion”
December 9 - "Making sure the kids are alright: Hope and caution in pediatric Covid-19 vaccine deployment"
December 2 - "Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Genetic Disease of the Distal Airways"
November 25 - Thanksgiving Break
November 19 - “Diagnosis and Management of Clostridioides Difficile Infection” 
November 18 - “Cardiac Arrhythmias and Digital Health: Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve”
November 11 - No Grand Rounds
November 4 - "Mechanistic Insights to Define Next Steps in CAR T Cell Therapy" (no consent to record)
October 28 - “Saving Lives is all in our Hands!”
October 21 - “Host defense against mucosal candidiasis: From the bench to the bedside”
October 14 - “Managing Opioid Use Disorder” Session 2
October 7 - “A Multispecialty approach to a case of diagnostic dilemma” 
October 4 - "Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Transition in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus"
September 30 - “Hepatorenal Syndrome and AKI in Cirrhosis: The Road Ahead” 
September 23 -  “CVD in Women-There is So Much Work to Be Done”
September 16 - "Managing Opiate Use Disorder"
September 16 - "From large arteries to microvessels – a research journey with mitochondria”
September 13 - Cardiovascular toxicities of cancer therapeutics: windows into cardiovascular biology
September 9 -  "The Digital Transformation of Medicine: (Finally) A Time for Optimism"

*Consent to record not granted

Fall 2020 - Summer 2021

Winter/Spring 2021

January 7 - “Mistrust in Health Care: A Social Determinant”
January 14 - "Cystic Fibrosis in 2021: A Lot Has Changed"
January 21 - "Making the Impossible Choice Possible: Ethics of Rationing Scarce Medical Resources During Crises"
January 28 - Psoriatic Arthritis: a Multi-disciplinary Disease
February 4 - The Doctor Will See You Now...24/x7. The Future With Remote Patient Monitoring
February 11 - Convalescent Plasma for SARS-CoV-2 and Early Prevention of COVID-19
February 25 - "Mitral Regurgitation: Evolving Concepts and Transcatheter Management" 
March 3 - “Hemophilia:  Advances in Management”
March 11 - “Tracheostomy Complications in the COVID era” 
March 18 - “The CLIAHUB – Student Volunteer Run COVID Testing”
March 25 - “Endocrinology and COVID-19”
April 1 - "Explaining Racial Disparities in Healthcare: Racism - Not Race - is the Root of Inequities
April 8 - “APOL1 – Associated Nephropathy: At The Bedside . . . Far Beyond The Bench” 
April 15 - "COVID-19 Beyond The Hospital: A Geriatrics Panel Discussion” 
April 29 - "Genomic Medicine for Obesity, NAFLD and Beyond" 
May 6 - "Epidemiology of Silence in Serious Illness Conversations"
May 13 - "A 37 Year Old Make with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease, Schizoaffective Disorder and Acute Hypoxic Respiratory Failure"
May 20 - “Myositis 2021: Re-thinking ‘Polymyositis’ and Dermatomyositis” 
May 27 - “A Clinical and Laboratory Dilemma: Prolonged Shedding Virus Reinfection with SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) After Vaccination”
June 3 - "An Alternative to Breathing: The Future Management of Acute Respiratory Failure"
June 10 - Graduation
June 17 - Why We Teach
August 31 - "Picturing Vascular Health in Diabetes and Smoking"

Fall 2019 - Summer 2020

Winter/Spring 2020

January 9 - Art and Science of Music Therapy in Medical Settings
January 16 - Gout: Myths, Controversies and Advances
January 23 - A Cascade of Events In An Older Adult Patient with Back Pain *
January 30 - Next Stop, The Virtual Medicine Zone
February 6 - My Patient with an ICD needs an MRI: Challenges and the Way Forward
February 13 - Worcester HIV Vaccine
February 27 - Positive Deviance: A Creative Approach to Improve Quality and Humanism in Healthcare
March 5 - Asymptomatic Valvular Heart Disease
March 12 - “COVID-19”
March 19 - "Preparing for Healthcare in the 2020's"
March 26 - "COVID-19 Issues and Updates"
April 2 - Town Hall Meeting
April 9 - Town Hall Meeting
April 16 - Town Hall Meeting
April 23 - Town Hall Meeting
April 30 - Town Hall Meeting
May 7 - Town Hall Meeting
May 14 - Town Hall Meeting
May 21 - Town Hall Meeting

Fall 2018 - Summer 2019

Fall 2018

October 11 - Moving Hearts: Recent Advances in Cardiovascular Mobile Health
October 18 Surveillance System and Data Linkage as Tools for Public Health Research
October 25 - To Screen or Not to Screen, That Is The Question
November 1 Updated Management of Hepatic Encephalopathy
November 8 Are Newer Insulins Always the Better Choice?
November 29* - Cerebral Malaria
December 13 - Liver Transplantation Update – Newer Indications

*due to technical difficulties, the 11/29 grand rounds is audio only.

Winter/Spring 2019

January 10 - At the Intersection of Chemical Biology, Genomics, and Infection
January 17 - How Open Notes Engages Patients: Lessons and Surprises
January 24 - Making Ethical Decisions in Hospital Practice: A Guide for the Perplexed
January 31 - Improving Serious Illness Care: The Evolution of a Health Plan’s Experience
February 7 - Modulating Metabolism in AKI: Evidence from Molecular to Man
February 14 - Development of Atrial Fibrillation Gene Therapy
February 28 - Sustaining Caregiving: Mindfulness and Other Initiatives for Clinicians
March 7 An Update in Autoimmune Liver Disease
March 21 Medical Jeopardy
March 28 Immunotherapies in Lymphoma - Updates on Immune Checkpoint Antibodies, Bispecific Antibodies, and CAR T cells
April 4 New Treatments for Genetic Diseases
April 11 Hearing Loss - When It's Not Presbycusis
April 25 Can We Predict and Prevent Pregnancy Complications in Patients with Lupus and Antiphospholipid Syndrome
May 2 - Pulmonary Infiltrates After Liver Transplant: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fungus
May 9 - Oligonucleotide Therapeutics: Future of Human Medicine
May 16 - Re-Designing Benedict Adult Primary Care - Transforming to Team Based Clinic
May 30 - Geriatric Cardiology: Redefining Approaches to Cardiovascular Care to Better Align With the Needs and Priorities of an Aging Population
June 6 - Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cells for Treating Cancer and Autoimmune Disease
June 13 - Lung Cancer: A Cure Within Reach?
June 20 -A ceremony honoring our graduating senior residents and our teaching faculty
June 27 - We Cannot Randomize Participants in Observational Studies. What Else Can We Do?