AOA Grand Rounds are combined Medicine/Surgery Grand Rounds held annually during Match Week. The event consists of a Grand Rounds presentation as well as a lunch talk give by an AOA visiting professor, selected by the AOA Co-Presidents. This is a wonderful event to honor our elected AOA class and celebrate their accomplishments while learning about an exciting and hot-button topic in medicine!
AOA Visiting Professor: Megan L. Ranney, MD, MPH, FACEP Title: "Preventing Gun Violence: #ThisIsOurLane" Date: Wednesday, March 13 at 8:30am-9:30am Location: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium
Megan Ranney MD MPH
Megan Ranney MD MPH is a practicing emergency physician and researcher, focusing on the intersection between digital health and violence prevention. She is the Director and founder of the Brown Emergency Digital Health Innovation (EDHI) program (www.brownedhi.org).
She graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History of Science in 1997. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cote d'Ivoire prior to attending medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in NYC. She graduated with AOA status and received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award from the Gold Humanism Society on graduation. She completed internship, residency, and chief residency in Emergency Medicine, as well as a fellowship in Injury Prevention Research and a Master of Public Health, at Brown University.
She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is an editor for the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and an elected member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Board of Directors. She has previously served as an appointed member of HIMSS' mHealth Physician Taskforce. Chair of the Research Committee for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and chair of the Firearm Injury Research Technical Advisory Group for the American College of Emergency Physicians. She is PI or Co-I on grants from NIMH, NICHD, NIAAA, NIDA, and PCORI, all focused on technology-based interventions for high risk populations. Her work has been featured by media outlets ranging from the New York Times to Fox News.
She is also Chief Research Officer for the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (www.affirmresearch.org), a non-partisan philanthropy focused on filling the funding gap for high-quality, medically-focused, firearm injury research.
AOA Visiting Professor: Dr. Vineet Arora Title: "Using the FORCE to Teach Value in Academic Health Centers" Date: Wednesday, March 14 at 8:30am-9:30am Location: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium
Dr. Vineet Aurora
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Vineet Arora, MD, AM'03 is Assistant Dean of Scholarship & Discovery and Director of GME Clinical Learning Environment and Innovation at University of Chicago. In the latter role, she bridges educational and hospital leadership to integrate residents and fellows into the quality, safety, and value missions of the institution. Dr. Arora is committed to mentoring students in scholarly work and directs the popular NIH-funded Pritzker Summer Research Program. Through AHRQ, NIH, and ABIM Foundation funding, she has developed and evaluated novel interventions that combine systems change with adult learning theory to improve care and learning in teaching hospitals.
She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, often with medical students, with coverage in the New York Times, NPR, and the Associated Press. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Internal Medicine. As the Director of Educational Initiatives at Costs of Care, she co-chaired the Teaching Value Choosing Wisely Challenge and co-authored Understanding Value-Based Healthcare, from McGraw Hill. For her work, she has received the American College of Physicians Walter J. McDonald Young Physician Award, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Excellence in Hospital Medicine Research Award, and the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Fred Brancati Leadership and Mentorship Award. In 2011, she was named to “20 People Who Make American Healthcare Better” by Health Leaders Magazine.
Dr. Arora earned her medical degree at the Washington University in St. Louis and completed her residency, chief residency, and Masters in Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Dr. Arora regularly tweets about medical education, technology, and health policy at @futuredocs.