Grand Rounds

UMass Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds take place each Thursday of the month from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, and are located in the Lazare Auditorium (1st floor - Medical School Building, S1-607, near the library) unless otherwise indicated. Rounds are attended by faculty, residents, and professional staff, and are also open to the public.  For additional information, please contact Grand Rounds Coordinator - Karen Lambert at 508-334-2828 or via email: Karen.Lambert@umassmed.edu.

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Past Grand Rounds

Psychiatry Grand Rounds Video Links

2014-15 Psychiatry Grand Rounds

September


Mindful Leadership
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
Speaker: Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMass Memorial Health Care Center

 

Trauma and Neurodevelopment: The Effect of Genetic and Epigenetic Factors on Biological Sensitivity to Context
THURSDAY, September 11, 2014
Speaker: Kerry Wilkins, MD
UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Healthcare

 

The Science of Recovery: New Wine in Old Bottles
THURSDAY, September 18, 2014
Speaker: Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Practice Innovations
NY State Psychiatric Insitute


NO GRAND ROUNDS
THURSDAY, September 25, 2014
Rosh Hashanah

October


Suicide and Suicide Prevention in Older Adults
THURSDAY, October 2, 2014
Speaker: Yeates Conwell, MD
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center

 

Stress pathways to obesity: Can mindfulness help?
THURSDAY, October 9, 2014
Speaker: Elissa Epel, PhD
Associate Professor in Residence
University of California, San Francisco

 

Using applied and basic science research to inform improvements in psychotherapy for generalized anxiety disorder
THURSDAY, October 16, 2014
Speaker: Michelle Newman, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
Editor Behavior Therapy
Director of the Laboratory for Anxiety and Depression Research
Department of Psychology
The Pennsylvania State University

 

DSM-5- Why “Peripartum” Depression is a Scientific Mistake
THURSDAY, October 23, 2014
Speaker: Jennifer Payne, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Women's Mood Disorders Clinic
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

 

Sadness and the Cell: Mechanisms of Accelerated Aging in Major Depression
THURSDAY, October 30, 2014
Speaker: Owen M. Wolkowitz, MD
Professor in Residence
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

 
November


Searching for Early Risk Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the First Year of Life
THURSDAY, November 6, 2014
Speaker: Helen Tager-Flusberg, MD
Director, Lab of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) Grand Rounds
Boston University

 

Ethics in Mental Health Research: Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Empirical Research
THURSDAY, November 13, 2014
Speaker: James M DuBois, DSc, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of General Medical Sciences
Director of the Center for Clinical Research Ethics
Washington University at St. Louis

 

TBD
THURSDAY, November 20, 2014
Speaker: Zachary Hatch, MD
Program Chief Resident
UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Health Care


NO GRAND ROUNDS
THURSDAY, November 27, 2014
Thanksgiving

December


New treatment approaches for schizophrenia
THURSDAY, December 4, 2014
Speaker: Dost Ongur, MD, Phd
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry
Chief, Psychotic Disorders Division, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Program
McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School


NO GRAND ROUNDS

THURSDAY, December 11, 2014
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Annual Meeting

Use of Antidepressants in Bipolar Depression: Evidence, Guidelines, and Research
THURSDAY, December 18, 2014
Speaker: Alison Trexler, MD
Chief Resident in Psychopharmacology
UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial Health Care


NO GRAND ROUNDS
THURSDAY, December 25, 2014
Christmas