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The Impact and Promise of Learning Health Systems

Mark your calendar for Translational Research Day 2022:

Tuesday, March 15
10:00AM-4:00PM (eastern time)
Online via Zoom


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Morning Keynote

The morning keynote address will be given by Michael K. Gould, MD, MS of the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.

Closing Keynote

The closing keynote address will be given by Gordon Bernard, MD of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.


  • 10:00-10:15AM: Welcoming remarks
    • Harry Selker, MD, MSPH
      Dean and Principal Investigator, Tufts CTSI; Executive Director, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (ICRHPS), Tufts Medical Center
  • 10:15-11:00AM: Keynote address
    • Michael K. Gould, MD, MS
      Director for Health Services Research and Implementation Science, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
      Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
      Senior Research Scientist, Kaiser Permanente
      Embedded Research in the Learning Healthcare Systems at Kaiser Permanente
  • 11:00-11:05AM: Break
  • 11:05AM-1:00PM: Scientific Talks
    • Alysse Wurcel, MD, MS, Tufts Medical Center
      Engaging Stakeholders to Improve Inpatient Healthcare for People Who Inject Drugs
    • Jenica Upshaw, MD, Tufts Medical Center
      Reducing Readmissions and Mortality for Patients with Heart Failure
    • Nicole H. Moraco, MD, MA, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
      Filling the ICU Communication Gap
    • Neil Korsen, MD, MSc, Maine Medical Center
      Rob Chamberlin, MD, MBA, MaineHealth ACO
      How Do Primary Care Staff Spend Their Time? Preparing for Changes in Primary Care Reimbursement
    • Ronald Kulich, PhD, MS, Tufts School of Dental Medicine
      Development and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Controlled Substance Risk Training Program within Dentistry
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM: Lunch break
  • 1:30PM-3:00PM: Concurrent breakout sessions: Mini Research Studios
    • Session A: Addressing Tobacco Use Behavior in Young Adults with Psychosis
      David Weiss, PhD, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
    • Session B: Produce Prescriptions on Maternal and Birth Outcomes: A Food is Medicine Intervention Among Pregnant Women
      Perrie O’Tierney-Ginn, PhD, Tufts University/Tufts Medical Center
      Fang Fang Zhang, MD, PhD, Tufts University
  • 3:00-3:05PM: Break
  • 3:05-3:25PM: Closing Keynote
    • Gordon Bernard, MD
      Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research
      Professor of Medicine
      Melinda Owen Bass Chair in Medicine
      Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • 3:25-4:00PM: Leading Learning Health Systems Panel Discussion

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