Occupational Medicine Grand Rounds

Please note

We have cancelled in-person Grand Rounds, Clinical Conferences, and Journal Club.
Grand Rounds will be presented via Zoom at the usual time, Thursday mornings twice per month from 8:00-9:00am.  Please see the schedule below.
Clinical Conferences and Journal Club will also be presented via Zoom, Mondays twice per month at noon. Please see the schedule below:


OEM Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds, Clinical Conference, and Journal Club
Subtheme: Toxic Substances & Hazardous Exposures in the Workplace & Environment

OEH Grand Rounds are held at the UCSF Parnassus Campus in Moffit Hospital, Room M-1296.


September 26

8:00-9:00 AM Grand Rounds

Kristina Dahl, PhD

Senior Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

Killer Heat: Climate Change and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days
9:00 AM-10:00 AM Journal Club

Michael Shahbaz

Agricultural Exposures and Breast Cancer Among Latina in the San Joaquin Valley of California
October 10    
8:00-9:00 AM Grand Rounds

Michael Fischman, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Intel Corporation;

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Nanotechnology & Health
9:00-10:00 AM Journal Club
Nate Clapp Randomized Prospective Study of the Impact of a Sleep Hygiene Program on Firefighter Injury and Disability
October 24    
8:00-9:00 AM Grand Rounds

Risa Palm, PhD

Professor of Urban Studies and Public Health

Georgia State University

How can we combat misinformation about science? The case of sea level rise in coastal Florida

9:00-11:00 AM Clinical Conference

Steven Wiesner, MD

Chief of Occupational Health – Kaiser Permanente Northern CA

The Workers Compensation System in California

November 14    
8:00-9:00 AM Grand Rounds

Amy Heinzerling, MD, MPH

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, CDC

CA DPH Center for Healthy Communities

Occupational Health Branch & Environmental Health Investigations Branch
Silicosis in stone fab workers
9:00-10:00 AM Clinical Conference

Kristin Cummings, MD

Chief, HESIS,

California Department of Public Health

Mesothelioma Registry – International and National Perspectives
December 12    
8:00-9:00 AM Grand Rounds

Gideon St. Helen

Assistant Professor

Division of Clinical Pharmacology

Department of Medicine, UCSF

A toxic mix: from direct smoking to third hand smoke exposure
9:00-10:00 AM Clinical Conference

Perry Gottesfeld, MPH

Executive Director – Occupational Knowledge

Lead Poisoning in Artisanal Gold Mining


January 23    
8:00-9:00 AM Grand Rounds

Dvera I. Saxton, PhD

Medical & Environmental Anthropologist

Atlantic Fellow, Global Brain Health Institute, UCSF

The Devil’s Fruit: Farmworkers, Health, and Environmental Justice

9:00-10:00 AM Journal Club Nnenna Okoye

Pulmonary illness related to e-cigarette use in Illinois and Wisconsin—preliminary report

February 13    
8:00-9:00 AM Grand Rounds

Richard Lewis

Vinyl Chloride - A Serendipitous Sentinel Health Event
9:00-10:00 AM Clinical Conference Latifat Apitara, MD
Kaiser Permanente – San Francisco

Pre- and post-wound care workshop

February 27    
8:00-9:00 AM Grand Rounds Mark Miller, MD Can we prevent childhood leukemia?
9:00-10:00 AM Journal Club

Chloe Chien

Association of a Workplace Sales Ban on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
With Employee Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Health
March 12    
No GR or CR

No Grand Rounds or Clinical Rounds

Alice Hamilton Lecture. Noon.

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March 23    
Noon - 1:00 PM
Journal Club

Sarah Johnson, MD, MPH

OEM Resident

The effects of occupational pollutants on the reproductive health of female informal street traders in Warwick junction, Durban, South Africa- a cross-sectional study
March 26    
8:00-9:00 AM Grand Rounds

Linda Remy, MSW, PhD

Vera Byers, PhD
Reproductive outcomes after non-occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium
April 6    
Noon - 1:00 PM
Clinical Conference

David Rempel, MD

Professor Emeritus, Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Developing International Criteria for the Diagnosis of Work-related Musculoskeletal Diseases
April 9    
8:00-9:00 AM Grand Rounds

Nnaemeka Odo, MBBS, MPH, PhD

Senior Scientist, Exponent

Silica exposures in iron ore mining and non-malignant respiratory disease risk
April 20    
Noon - 1:00 PM
Journal Club
Sheiphali Gandhi N95 Respirators vs Medical Masks for Preventing Influenza Among Health Care Personnel
April 23    
8:00-9:00 AM Grand Rounds Stephanie Holm, MD, MPH Effects of wildfire smoke on children
April 27    
Noon - 1:00 PM
Clinical Conference
Caterina Liu, MD Occupational COVID-19 Epidemiology
May 4    
Noon - 1:00 PM
Clinical Conference
Christina Wang, MD Injections & Procedures
May 14    
8:00-9:00 AM Grand Rounds

Nnenna Okoye, MD, MPH
OEM Resident


Michael Shahbaz, MD, MPH
OEM Resident

Systems-enabled occupational health advocacy tools for vulnerable populations: A focused survey on computerized tools and perceptions among resident physicians on a computer-based tool for the surveillance of occupational lung diseases

Vulnerable Workers: A Detailed Analysis within the Kaiser Permanente On the Job (KPOJ) Service Line

Noon - 1:00 PM Clinical Conference

Molly Coye, MD

Executive in Residence, Avia Health and Former Chief Innovation Office, UCLA Health
A Life in 3 Takes: Innovation and Disruption
May 18    
Noon - 1:00 PM
Journal Club
Matthew Kiok, MD, MPH Benzene exposure and risk of lymphohaematopoietic cancers in 25 000 offshore oil industry workers
May 28    
8:00-9:00 AM Grand Rounds

Sarah Johnson, MD, MPH

OEM Resident

Nate Clapp, MD, MPH

OEM Resident

Determining Work Relatedness of COVID-19 Infections in a University Health System


Eat, Commute, Work, Repeat.  What about Sleep?


June 1    
Noon - 1:00 PM
Journal Club
Darren Hall

Cross sectional analysis of the association between mode of school transportation and physical fitness in children and adolescents.

June 8    
Noon - 1:00 PM
Journal Club
Anthony Pacini Wildland firefighter smoke exposure and risk of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality
June 11    
8:00-9:00 AM Grand Rounds

James P. Seward, MD MPP

Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Clinical Professor of Public Health, UCB 

Adverse Health Effects of Occupational and Environmental Radiation: Past, Present, and Future.


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2016-2017 Grand Rounds

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