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Online Educational Opportunities and Resources

April 13, 2020
by Elisabeth Reitman

From global research consortiums to telemedicine, the coronavirus continues to alter the practice of medicine. This comprehensive list of lectures and courses touches on the future of medicine and the successes and failures of the early-twentieth and twenty-first century pandemic responses.

Yale Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds:

Grand Rounds presentations that offer tools and insights into the healthcare landscape.

Healthcare Innovation and Patient Care

1. Yale New Haven Health System Challenges and Opportunities for the Heart and Vascular Service Line with Richard D’Aquila and Keith Churchwell

Richard D’Aquila, MPH, serves as the president of Yale New Haven Health System. Keith Churchwell, MD, is the newly appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer at Yale New Haven Hospital.

2. Improving Care Through Integrated Care, Research and Innovation — Where are we with Manesh Patel

Manesh Patel, MD, is the chief of the Division of Cardiology and the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Duke University School of Medicine. Currently, Patel is leading an effort to redesign the delivery of care to patients undergoing invasive catheterization procedures in the health system with a specific aim of measure and providing individualized, patient centered, innovative, and efficient care.

Clinical Research

1. Randomized Clinical Trial in a digital age with Robert Harrington

Robert Harrington, MD, proposes new strategies for randomized clinical trials using digital technologies. Harrington is an interventional cardiologist and the Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University.

2. Cardiovascular Research in America - Tear Down These Walls with Adrian Hernandez

There is no shortage of research questions, but many physician-scientists continue running into obstacles. As vice dean for clinical research, Adrian Hernandez, MD, has direct responsibility for advancing the clinical research mission of the Duke University School of Medicine.

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Yale University Courses:

Public health works by making the patient the epicenter of the crisis.

Healthcare Management

1. "Going Viral" - Spreading Innovations in Healthcare Systems with Kristina Talbert-Slagle

What can HIV teach us about organizations and human behavior? This four-part lecture series explores HIV's ability to become a permanent part of a human cell - and highlights relevant social science learnings about how to introduce new healthcare innovations into old systems.

2. Improving the implementation and scale up of effective healthcare interventions with Leslie Curry, Kristina Talbert-Slagle and Zahirah McNatt

This two-part lecture series explores the difficulties in implementing and scaling up healthcare interventions and offers a practical 5-step model for introducing change and new ways of working.

Infectious Disease Management

1. Climatic Drivers of Influenza Seasonality with Cecile Viboud

Cecile Viboud, Fogarty International Center, NIH, focuses her research on the transmission dynamics and mortality burden of influenza. She is working at the interface between disease modeling, empirical data, evolutionary genetics, and public health. Her work has helped revisit historical pandemics in Europe, Asia, and the Americas; characterized the spatial and temporal transmission dynamics of epidemic and pandemic influenza; and quantified the benefits of various vaccination strategies in low-and high-income countries. Watch the full lecture.

2. Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 with Frank Snowden

Reliable records of influenza, dating back to the 1700s, suggest a pattern of one major pandemic every century. Among the pandemics for which there is solid documentary evidence, the outbreak of 1918-1920 is by far the greatest. The so-called Spanish Lady caused somewhere between 25 and 100 million deaths worldwide. It is distinctive both for its high mortality rate, in comparison to other flu pandemics, and for its unusual demographic effect: whereas the flu typically targets the very young and old, the 1918-1920 epidemic struck adults in the prime of life. Without a cure for the disease, public health authorities today are in a position to learn from the successes and failures of the early-twentieth-century response.

Watch this 40-minute lecture on SARS and the diseases of the twenty-first century or watch to the entire course (HIST 234).

Submitted by Elisabeth Reitman on April 13, 2020