Bringing Grand Rounds to Research: A New Take on an Old Tradition

OCHIN Grand Rounds
By William Pinnock and Tiffany Prescott

In medicine, Grand Rounds are an essential teaching tool that allows medical professionals to present case studies, medical problems, and treatment best practices to an audience of doctors, residents, and medical students as a way to inform and improve patient care.

OCHIN Grand Rounds differ in a few key ways. First, while traditional Grand Rounds are typically closed events, the OCHIN Grand Rounds series is open to the public. Anyone interested in attending a session is welcome to register, and even ask questions of the presenter. OCHIN Grand Rounds also differ from the traditional practice in that they utilize technology to enhance accessibility and allow for remote attendance. Finally, OCHIN Grand Rounds content is intended to be appropriate for a wide audience including researchers, patients, clinicians, students, and the general public. As such, these presentations are focused around our research priority areas and include learnings relevant to community health centers and safety net clinics. Additionally, OCHIN Grands Rounds are intended to engage the audience, and we encourage participants to take advantage of the ability to ask presenters their questions in real time.

OCHIN is proud to announce our exciting lineup which includes:

Friday, March 9 from 12:00-1:00 pm PT: Patrick O’Connor, MD, MA, MPH and JoAnn Sperl-Hillen, MD of Health  Partners Institute presenting on point-of-care clinical decision support to reduce cardiovascular risk. Register for the event, here.

Friday, April 13 from 12:00-1:00 pm PT: Nathalie Huguet, PhD of OHSU Family Medicine presenting on our joint efforts in health policy research

OCHIN Grand Rounds are hosted online and registration opens a few weeks prior to each event. We would be delighted if you could join us for one of our upcoming Grand Rounds events. If you are interested in attending, please email William Jacob Amadeus Pinnock at to join our mailing list and receive registration details. Past presentations are available upon request.