Community Grand Rounds

Student-Led Forums

Community Grand Round events are held every week, addressing a wide range of topics including structural racism, health disparities, and various subspecialty-related topics. Our goal is to provide a forum for timely and informative education, meaningful discussion, and multidisciplinary networking opportunities for students and faculty.

Albany Medical College Community Grand Rounds is a student-led and student-organized meeting that grew in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. A volunteer group of students began meeting in early 2020 to review emerging evidence about the virus and this meeting grew into Covid-19 Journal Club, ultimately becoming Community Grand Rounds.

Contact Us

For WebEx links to future presentations or to join our team of presenters and commentators, email Lauren Tomlinson ([email protected]), Adam Gross ([email protected]) or Priya Nair ([email protected]).

Leadership Team

Advising Faculty

Andrew Coates, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine Academic Hospitalist, Albany Medical Center

Student Leadership

Lauren Tomlinson, '24
[email protected]

Lauren is originally from Philadelphia, and worked in clinical research for many years at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia prior to starting medical school. Her first few years were in Orthopedic Surgery, studying sports injuries, bone tumors and spinal deformities. More recently, she worked in Pediatric Ophthalmology, managing a 45-hospital study group designed to improve screening criteria for a potentially blinding eye disease affecting premature infants called retinopathy of prematurity. Her goal is to use the skills she acquired in research to contribute to the educational, networking and mentoring objectives of our group.

Adam Gross, '24
[email protected]

Adam was born and raised on Long Island. After college he worked in health care administration for The Greater New York Hospital Association before earning a Master’s in Medical Physiology at Case Western. Adam is focused on advancing the values and goals of Community Grand Rounds and helping to create an open forum for care providers and community members throughout the Capital Region to discuss and explore critical societal and health care issues.

Priya Nair, '24
[email protected]

Priya is from Chicago, but has lived in Albany for the last eight years while attending the Siena College/Albany Medical College program. She has been involved in Community Grand Rounds since her first presentation in November 2021 on the “Ethics of the Covid-19 Vaccine." Recently, she played an integral role in acquiring an Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) grant supporting our efforts and is excited to help the group expand on a national level.

Upcoming Events

See our events on the Events Calendar.