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 or if you are interested in being a speaker, please contact Dr. Anthony Rothschild, Grand Rounds Committee Chair, or Karen Lambert, Grand Rounds Coordinator, at 508-856-5928, or via email: Karen.Lambert@umassmed.edu.

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Past Grand Rounds

Psychiatry Grand Rounds Video Links

May

ADHD Symptomatology, Screen Time, Physical Activity, and Diet Quality in Youth
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016
Shriver Center Lecture

Speaker: Carol Curtin, PhD
Director, UCEDD & LEND Programs
E.K. Shriver Center - UMass Medical School

 

NO GRAND ROUNDS
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
Resident Retreat

NO GRAND ROUNDS
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016
APA Annual Meeting

NO GRAND ROUNDS
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
Faculty Retreat


June

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Evidence-Based Treatment for Childhood Trauma in Community-Based Settings
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016
19th Annual Deborah Janssens Memorial Lecture
Speaker: Jessica L. Griffin, PsyD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Principal Investigator, Child Trauma Training Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

The Six Neuropsychiatric Cases All Psychiatrists Should Know
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016

Speaker: Alexis Cohen-Oram, MD
PGY-5 Neuropsychiatry Fellow
UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Healthcare

 

Doctors Medicating Badly: Aberrant Prescriptive Practices that Endanger Physician Careers & Patients
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
Speaker: Steve Adelman, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, UMass Dept. of Psychiatry
Director, Physician Health Services (PHS)

 

TBD
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
23rd Annual Briscoli Lecture
Speaker: Dwight Evans, MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry Medicine and Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania

September

Transforming Mentorship Through Coaching
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
Speaker: Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School 
UMass Memorial Health Care Center

 

Managing Antipsychotic-Associated Weight Gain and Metabolic Deficits
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Speaker: L. Fredrik Jarskog, MD
Professor and Research Director, North Carolina Psychiatric Research Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Medical Treatment of the Transgender Adolescent: No Longer Just the "Caboose" on the LGBT Train
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Speaker: Norman Spack, MD
Co-Director, Gender Management Service, Endocrine Division
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

October

Autoimmunity, Inflammation and Psychosis
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015
Speaker: Erik Istre, MD
PGY-6 Neuropsychiatry Resident
UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Healthcare

 

Sex Therapy, Sexuality and the Milestones of Sexual Development: Redefining Sexual Trauma
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015
Speaker: Aline Zoldbrod, PhD
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Diplomate
Private Practice, Lexington, MA

 
NO GRAND ROUNDS 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015

Recent Advances in the Assessment and Treatment of Combat Related PTSD
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015
Speaker: Terence Keane, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean for Research
Director, Behavioral Science Divison at National Center for PTSD
Boston VA HealthCare System

 

Neurocognition in Major Psychiatric Disorders: A Cross-Diagnostic Dimension
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
Speaker: Katherine Burdick, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Icahn Medical Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

November

BEHAVIOR MATTERS - Patients, Populations and Policy-makers: Behavioral Medicine as a creative, disruptive science
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Speaker: Karina Davidson, MD
Professor of Medicine/Psychiatry
Columbia University

 

Should we be treating neuroticism instead of anxiety and depression?
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
Speaker: David H. Barlow, PhD, ABPP
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Boston University
Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders

 

Can we Improve Current Practices for the Treatment of Schizophrenia?
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
Speaker: Delbert Robinson, MD
Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
Research Department, Zucker Hillside Hospital


NO GRAND ROUNDS 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2015
Thanksgiving

December

New Approaches and Federal Initiatives in the Field of School- Based Mental Health
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
Speaker: Erika Ryst, MD
Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Associate Professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine


NO GRAND ROUNDS 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015
ACNP Annual Meeting

The Role of Cognitive Enhancement Training in Promoting Recovery from Serious Mental Illness
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
Speaker: Margaret Tuttle, MD
PGY-4 Program Chief Resident
UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Healthcare

 

NO GRAND ROUNDS 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2015
Christmas Eve

NO GRAND ROUNDS 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2015
New Year's Eve

January

Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD): Nosology and Implications for Pediatric Practice
THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
Speaker: Mary Beth Kadlec, ScD, OTR/L
Program Director, Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO)
Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry & Pediatrics

 

Institute of Medicine Findings on Young Adults and Implications for Mental Health
THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016
Speaker: Maryann Davis, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Director of the Learning and Working Tranisitions RTC
Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC)
UMass Medical School

 

The Insanity Defense: Issues at the intersection of law and mental health
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
Speaker: Ira Packer, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Law & Psychiatry Program Co-Director
Director, Forensic Psychology Residency
UMass Medical School

 

Burnt, Fried, Crispy: Understanding, managing, and preventing burn out
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016

Speaker: Alison Beckler, DO
PGY-5 Child Fellow
UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Healthcare

February

Therapeutic Misconception: An ethical issue in clinical trials.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
Speaker: Chuck Lidz, PhD
Professor Emeritus
UMass Medical School

 

Mary Jane and GI Joe: Examining the basis for the treatment of PTSD with Cannabis
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016

Speaker: Noel Warwick, DO
PGY-4 Chief Resident in Ambulatory Psychiatry
UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Healthcare

 

50 years of the Community Health Center Movement
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Speaker: Amy Harrington, MD
Assistant Professor, UMass Dept. of Psychiatry, Division of Addiction Psychiatry & Psychotic Disorders Program
Medical Director, Acute Substance Abuse Continuum, CHL

 

Inappropriate use of Section 12
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016

Speaker: Margaret Lawler, MD
PGY-4 Chief Resident in Psychosomatic Medicine
UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Healthcare

March

Health Implications of Community Participation
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
Speaker: Gretchen Snethen, PhD, CTRS
Assistant Director – TU Collaborative on Community Inclusion, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Assistant Professor, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

 

Borderline Personality and Mood Disorders: Confusion, Co-Morbidity, and Controversy
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
Speaker: Lois Wonsun Choi-Kain, MD
Medical and Program Director, McLean Gunderson
McLean Hospital/ Harvard Medical School

 

The Missing Piece: Neurodevelopmental Profiles in Children
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016

Speaker: Kerry Conant, DO
PGY-5 Child Fellow
UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Healthcare

 

Prescription Stimulant Misuse in College Students
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
Speaker: Timothy Wilens, MD
Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Co-Director, Center for Addiction Medicine
Director, Substance Abuse Services in Pediatric Psychopharmacology
MassGeneral Hospital

NO GRAND ROUNDS
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016
Research Day

April

To Vape or Not To Vape?: Electronic Cigarettes and the New Age of Tobacco
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016
Speaker: Deepa Camenga, MD, MHS
Instructor in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Instructor in Nursing
Yale School of Medicine

 

Depression of a Different Color in the Primary Care Setting
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
Speaker: Nicole Ross, DO
PGY-4 Chief Resident in Psychopharmacology
UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Healthcare

 

The Neuroscience of Major Depression: Focus on Anhedonia
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
Speaker: Diego A Pizzagalli, PhD
Director, McLean Imaging Center
Director, Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research
Director, Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience
McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

 

Nurturing Resiliency: Team-Based Care to Prevent Vicarious Traumatization and Compassion Fatigue
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016

Speaker: Abita Raj, MD
PGY-5 Child Fellow
UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Healthcare

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