Grand Rounds

The Institute for Global Health (IGHS) Grand Rounds showcases the linkage between education and research by bringing together students and researchers to discuss scientific advances in a range of fields and their implications for global health. 

IGHS Executive Director Jaime Sepulveda, MD, DSc, MPH, hosts the monthly, hour-long programs, which feature a 30-minute talk by the guest speaker followed by questions from Sepulveda, an IGHS master’s student and audience members. Unless otherwise noted, Grand Rounds are held in Mission Hall.

2018-19 Grand Rounds

The Information Dividend: Are We Using Data to Make Health Systems Better & Cheaper?
Stefano Bertozzi, MD, PhD
Professor of Health Policy and Management, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Sept. 17, 2018

Outbreak Response
Eric Jorge Nelson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute and Department of Pediatrics
Oct. 15, 2018

Ethical, Social and Community Factors in Research
Fil Randazzo, PhD
CEO and Founder, Leverage Science, LLC
Nov. 19, 2018

Quality in Health
John Peabody, MD, PhD
Professor, UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Jan. 29, 2019

Project Muso: Community Health Workers and Improved Health Outcomes
Ari Johnson, MD
CEO, Muso
Assistant Professor, UCSF
Feb. 19, 2019

2017-2018 Grand Rounds 

Addressing the Polio Endgame
Walter A. Orenstein, MD
Associate Director, Emory Vaccine Center
Sept. 25, 2017, 4:30 pm, Mission Hall 1401/02

Mobilizing a War on Diabetes
Dean Schillinger, MD
Chief of Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Oct. 23, 2017, 4:30 pm, Mission Hall 1401/02

Protecting Women’s Access to Reproductive Health in a Time of Uncertainty
Claire Brindis, DrPH, MPH
Director, UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies
Nov. 20, 2017, 4:30 pm, Mission Hall 1401/02

One Health
Dr. Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD
Executive Director, One Health Institute at UC Davis
Dec. 11, 2017, 4:30 pm, Mission Hall 1401/02

Global Cancer
Katherine Van Loon, MD, MPH
Director, UCSF Global Cancer Center
Feb. 12, 2018, 4:30 pm, Mission Hall 1401/02

Global Mental Health
Susan Meffert, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry
March 19, 2018, 4:30 pm, Mission Hall 1401/02

Diagnostics for Preterm Birth
Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF 
Director of Precision Health, Preterm Birth Initiative-California
April 16, 2018, 4:30 pm, MIssional Hall 1401/02

Trachoma Elimination
Tom Lietman, MD
Ruth Lee and Phyllips Thygeson Distinguished Professor 
Director, Francis I. Proctor Foundation at UCSF
June 18, 2018, 4:30 pm, Mission Hall 1401/02

Global Population Health: Why the Environment Matters
Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH
Professor and Director, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Dept. of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
July 16, 2018, 4:30 pm, Mission Hall 1401/02