Grand rounds

Grand Rounds lectures from September 2021 - June 2022 will be held from 8:00 am - 9:00 am in a virtual format through Microsoft Teams Meetings.  However, on occassion some lectureships and /or memorial lectures may be held in person.  Questions regarding a lecture, contact: Alaina Bruce-Jackson at 313-993-4027, or

Date Location Speaker Lecture Topic
09/14/21 Virtual Elke, Leuridan, MD, PhD

Dr. Bernard Gonik Lectureship
"Vaccination in Pregnancy: History and Future Perspectives"

09/21/21 Virtual Federico G. Mariona, MD, MHSA, FACOG, FACS

"Michigan Region 10 Contribution to ACOG Initiative
on Innovation on Maternal Health"

09/28/21 Virtual

Yasmin Hasbini, MD

      "Make Your Date and Group Obstetrical Care: Improving Pregnancy Outcomes through an Innovative Pernatal Care Model"    

10/05/21 Hutzel Women's Ruth E, Zielinski, PhD, CNM, FACNM

Midwifery Week
"Maternity Care around the Globe:
What is Missing, and Why are Women Dying?"

10/12/21 Virtual Saeid Gholami, MD, MBA, MS "How to Help 1 in 10 Women; A Comprehensive Approach to Endometriosis"
10/19/21 Virtual Ronald C. Strickler, MD, FRCSC, MBA "Menopausal Vasmotor Symptoms [Hot Flush, Hot Flash, Night Sweat]"
10/26/21 Virtual Melissa A. Hicks, MS, CGC

"Preconception and Prenatal Genetic Screening & Diagnosis:   
A Review and Case Examples"

11/02/21 Virtual Liana R. Clark, MD, MSCE, FAAP

"Global Regulatory Pathways for Licensing of Vaccines
for Use in Pregnancy

11/09/21 Virtual Jayanth Ramadoss, PhD "Alcohol and Electronic Cigarette Exposure in Pregnancy"
11/16/21 Virtual Jacques S. Abramowicz, MD, FACOG, FAIUM

"Man Descends from the Ape, Woman from the Chicken and How on Earth is this related to Ovarian Cancer?"

11/23/21 Virtual Awoniyi O. Awonuga, MD, FACOG, FRCOG "PCOS: Pathophysiology and Clinical Consequences"
11/30/21 Virtual Cecile A. Ferrando, MD, MPH "Vaginoplasty for the Transgender Woman: Perioperative Considerations, Surgical Technique and Outcomes"
12/07/21 Virtual Ali Alhousseini, MD, PhD "PPROM (with a special focus on late PPROM and recent updates)"
12/14/21 Virtual Ashley Brant, DO "Emergency Contraception"
12/21/21 Virtual Jonathan Konel "Reproductive Health in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients"
12/28/21   Holiday Break No lecture scheduled
01/04/22   Holiday Break No lecture scheduled
01/11/22 Virtual Stephen A. Krawetz, PhD

"Sperm RNAs are Changing the Paradigm
of a Couple's Reproductive Health"

01/18/22 Virtual Megan O. Schimpf, MD, MHSA "Gender Equity in OB/GYN: Are We There Yet?"
01/25/22 Virtual Irene Cetin, MD "Fetal Growth Restriction and Placental Function"
02/01/22 Virtual Jane Frahm, BS, PT "Pelvic Floor from the Perspective of the Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist"
02/08/22 Hutzel Women's Dena Nazer, MD, FAAP

Deutsch Memorial Lecture
"Human Trafficking"

02/15/22 Virtual Roohi Jeelani, MD

"Fertility 101: From Workup to Referral"

02/22/22 Virtual Muhammad Jaffar, MD., FASA, FCCM. FCCP "Sepsis Protocol in Obstetric Patients"
03/01/22 Virtual

Terri L. Woodard, MD

"Preserving Fertility, Preserving Hope--
Oncofertility for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults"

03/08/22 Hutzel Women's Herbert C. Smitherman Jr., MD, MPH

Dr. Ronald Cheek Lectureship 
"The State of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
in U.S. Medical Schools and the case for its Importance"

03/15/22 Virtual

Gil G. Mor, MD, PhD

"Impact of Viral Infections on the Health of the Mother and the Fetus"

03/22/22 Virtual Awoniyi O. Awonuga, MD, FACOG, FRCOG "Assisted Reproductive Technology, Past Present, and Future"
03/29/22 Virtual Errol R. Norwitz, MD, PhD, MBA

Resident / Fellow Research Day
Featured Presentation: "TBA"

04/05/22 Virtual Tzu-Bou Hseih, MD, MSc "TBA"
04/12/22 Virtual Richard Pilsner, PhD


04/19/22 Virtual Liana R. Clark, MD, MSCE, FAAP

"How to Talk to your Adolescent Patients"

04/26/22 Hutzel Women's  

Vincent Memorial Lecture 

05/03/22 Virtual  


05/10/22 Virtual Robert T. Morris, MD "PARP Inhibitors in Ovarian Cancer"
05/17/22 Hutzel Women's Stephanie Martin, DO

Sherman Memorial Lecture 
"Amniotic Fluid Embolism: Early Recognition, Clinical Management
and Anticipation of Complications"

05/24/22 Virtual Ayman Al-Hendy, MD "TBA"
05/31/22 Virtual Peter Baumann, MD "TBA"
06/07/22   No Grand Rounds Scheduled Annual Program Review
06/14/22 Hutzel Women's  

Feld Memorial Lecture