Psychiatry Research Day 2010

October 13, 2010

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Research Day 2010, was held on October 13th. We had 153 attendees including, staff, faculty and community partners. Our program started with a welcome and opening remarks by Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, Terence Flotte, MD, Dean, John Sullivan, MD
Vice Provost for Research, Walter H. Ettinger, MD, MBA, President, UMass Memorial Medical Center and Ethan (Sam) Rofman, MD,
Service Line Director for Mental Health Veterans’ Administration New England Healthcare System.

Our Keynote address was “Moving Towards the Future Together: New Dimensions and Strategies For Women’s Health Research”

given by

Vivian W. Pinn, MD
Associate Director for Research on Women's Health
Director, Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

For more information on the NIH's ORWH, please see

Faculty Presentations

Joanne Nicholson, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine
Department of Psychiatry, Director of Child and Family Research Core of the UMMS Center for Mental Health Services Research
“Women with Serious Mental Illness: Motherhood, Identity and Recovery”

Sun Kim, PhD, RN, APN, BC, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Certified Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing “Gender Interaction Effects on Behavioral Intentions to Quit Smoking among Korean American Smokers”

Anthony Rothschild, MD, Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Center for Psychopharmacologic Research and Treatment “Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychotic Depression: an Orphan Illness?”

Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Depression Specialty Clinic, Psychiatrist, Women's Mental Health Specialty Clinic Center for Psychopharmacologic Research and Treatment “His and Hers: New Investigations into Gender Differences in Mood Disorders”

Award Presentations

The 3rd Annual Steven Banks Award for Research Mentoring was awarded to Dr. Tom Grisso

The 2nd Annual Douglas Ziedonis Award for Career Development Mentoring was awarded to Bill O'Brien