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Department of Medicine Grand Rounds – Dr. Donna Washington – Sep 15

Hybrid Hybrid Event

September 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Dr. Donna Washington will give Grand Rounds on September 15, 2023, where she will present “Health equity in the VA – Lessons learned from a learning health care system”.

Objectives: Medicine Grand Rounds plays a significant role in the continuing education of the Department of Medicine faculty, residents, trainees, and the community at large. Medicine Grand Rounds aims to bring our audience the most contemporary speakers to inform and suggest new ideas and concepts in different areas of Medicine. Upon completion of each presentation, attendees should be able to: 1) Provide a brief review of new developments and keep up-to-date on current changes in the various disciplines of medicine. 2) Present new concepts in these disciplines. 3) Stimulate curiosity, excitement and a respectful exchanges of ideas.

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.     (Each session is 1 credit)

Join us on zoom! https://washington.zoom.us/j/812197730

No registration is required.  For more information, contact the Department of Medicine, 206.543.3293, domgr@medicine.washington.edu.
To request disability accommodations, contact the Disability Services offices at 206.543.6452 or dso@uw.edu.

Dr. Donna Washington is a general internist and Professor of Medicine at UCLA as well as a core investigator at VA Health Service Research & Development (HSR&D)’s Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation, and Policy (CSHIIP) in Los Angeles. Dr. Washington leads the VA’s Health Equity QUERI National Partnered Evaluation Center, which partners with VA’s Office of Health Equity (OHE) in using a population health approach to examine health, healthcare quality, experiences, and outcomes of vulnerable Veteran populations across the VA healthcare system. Over her career, Dr. Washington has worked to advance research methods so that VA can better discern what multilevel factors drive racial-ethnic disparities in quality and mortality by integrating residential characteristics (e.g., poverty) and organizational factors (e.g., how their local VA care was structured, staffed, and managed) into models capable of identifying where the variation actually occurred. Her approaches demonstrate how social determinants of health among racial-ethnic minoritized Veteran groups can undermine even our best models of care.  Dr. Washington’s longstanding dedication and productivity, in addition to the impacts of her equity research, led to her receipt of the 2019 Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award and the 2020 Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs’ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research.