Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds takes place weekly from mid-September to mid-May. Topics run the gamut from basic neuroscience to clinical topics. Below is a listing of talks given in the last two years.


Date Title Speaker
9/20/2016 Neurosteroids & Oxysterols: Big Targets & Potentially Big Payoffs Charles Zorumski, MD
9/27/2016 Shobe Lecture
Relief from Severe Depression and Suicidal Ideation Within Hours: Molecular Mechanisms and Potential Clinical Applications
Carlos Zarate, MD
10/4/2016 Eli Robins Lecture
A Review of One Person’s 40 Years of Psychiatric Research
Sheldon Preskorn, MD Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Kansas University School of Medicine, Wichita, Kansas
10/11/2016 Alex Kaplan Lecture
Where is the Evidence for “Evidence-Based” Therapy?
Jonathan Shedler, PhD Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Colorado School of Medicine
10/18/2016 Psychedelic Therapeutics? Eugene Rubin, MD
10/25/2016 Guze Lecture
Bioenergetic Abnormalities in Psychotic Disorders Studied Using Phosphorus Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Dost Ongur Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Chief, Psychotic Disorders Division Director, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research Program McLean Hospital Belmont, Massachusetts
11/1/2016 Lesser Resident Invitational
Psychosis ver 2016
Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D. Director and CEO, Lieber Institute for Brain Development Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, Neuroscience and The Institute of Genetic Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
11/8/2016 Thirty-five Hundred Facilitated Living Donor Transplants: The National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC) Barry Hong, PhD
11/15/2016 Comorbidities and Continuities in Externalizing Behavior in the Era of Neuroscience and RDoC Theodore P. Beauchaine, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, The Ohio State University
11/22/2016 To Feign or Not to Feign: Malingering in Clinical and Criminal Settings Melissa Harbit, MD & Mahjabeen Ismail, MD
11/29/2016 The Treatment of Heroin Dependence

Addiction in the ED
Luis Giuffra, MD

Evan Schwarz, MD FACEP
12/6/2016 Physician Burnout Monica Bishop, MD
12/13/2016 Diversity & Inclusion 4.0: Action Daniel Blash, PhD, LPC, NCC
12/20/2016 Is Cannabis Bad for You? Donald Bohnenkamp, MD
12/27/2016 Holiday
1/3/2017 Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus: Sex Differences in the Brain Fay Womer, MD
1/10/2017 Breaking the Silence: Physician Impairement and Suicide Anne Glowinski, MD and Anne Giedinghagen, MD
1/17/2017 Faith in Psychiatry: Selected Topics in Medical Therapeutics Michael Jarvis, MD, PhD and Desiree Baumgartner, MD
1/24/2017 Portrayals of Mental Illness by the Entertainment Media: Realistic or Stigmatizing Collins Lewis, MD
1/31/2017 ECT After Acute Response: What Do We Know? Brendan O'Connor, MD
2/7/2017 Treatment Resistant Depression: Results from the Largest and Longest Study to Date Charles Conway, MD
2/14/2017 The General Adult Psychiatry Program at WashU: Past, Present, and Future Nuri B. Farber, MD
2/21/2017 Embedded Psychiatry? Different Models of Integrative Consultative Care Akinkunle Owoso, MD
2/28/2017 Pharmacogenomics in Psychiatric Practice Eric Lenze, MD and Hanadi Ajam Oughli MD
3/7/2017 Gildea Lecture
The Children and Grandchildren of Depressed Parents: A Public Health Opportunity
Myrna M. Weissman, PhD Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Chief Division of Epidemiology New York State Psychiatric Institute
3/14/2017 Can Psychiatrists Clear the Smoke? From Genes to the Bedside Li-Shiun Chen, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.D.
3/21/2017 Lee Robins Lecture
Suicide Contagion and Implications for Postvention
Madelyn S. Gould, PhD, MPH Professor of Epidemiology in Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, New York Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute
3/28/2017 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and Emotional and Physical Health Outcomes: Mechanisms of the Biological Embedding of Adversity Joan Luby, MD
4/4/2017 Sansone Lecture
Remembrance and Prevention
Robert Freedman Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
4/11/2017 Advances in the Psychobiology of Human Character: Implications for Mental Health Research, Training, and Treatment C. Robert Cloninger, MD
4/18/2017 TMS update: Outcomes from our Wash U TMS Clinic and Innovative Approaches Pilar Cristancho, MD and Shan Siddiqi, MBBS
4/25/2017 Child Psychiatry in the Age of Social Media T. Eric Spiegel, MD
5/2/2017 Resident/Fellows Lectures
A Reciprocal Effects Analysis of Marijuana Use and Perceptions of Risk

Assessment and Treatment of Preschool ADHD

Mindfulness for Children
Naji Chaaya Salloum

Alba Pergjika

Vilash Reddy
5/9/2017 Resident/Fellows Lectures
Year-End Transitions in the Resident Continuity Clinic and Patient Outcomes

The Phenotype and Heritability of Autistic Traits in Very Preterm Children

Dissecting the Affective Microcircuitry with Optogenetics, Chemogenetics and Calcium Imaging - Enkephalin Positive Ventral Pallidum-Substantia Nigra Circuitry in Reward
Agnieszka Milczarek

Carrie Mintz

Ludwig Trillo
5/16/2017 Resident/Fellows Lectures
Theoretical and Experimental Modeling of Mind-Brain Systems

rTMS for TBI-related Depression: Effects on Mood, Cognition, and Quality of Life
Shan Siddiqi

Nick Trapp


Date Title Speaker
9/22/2015 Nitrous Oxide (“Laughing Gas”) for Depression? Charles Zorumski, MD
9/29/2015 Alex Kaplan Lecture
The Evolving Conceptualization of Borderline Personality Disorde
John Clarkin, PhD Clinical Professor of Psychology,Weill Cornell Medical College
10/6/2015 Guze Lecture
Residency Training in America: Past, Present, Future
Ken Ludmerer, MD Mabel Dorn Reeder Distinguished Professor in the History of Medicine
10/13/2015 Gildea Lecture
Seeking a More Rational Approach to Manage the Cost of Pharmaceuticals
Steven Miller, MD Sr. Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Express Scripts Incorporated
10/20/2015 Utilizing Historical Review to Improve Our Understanding of Psychopharmacology Eugene Rubin, MD, PhD
10/27/2015 A 56yo Woman with Catatonia Nuri Farber, MD
11/3/2015 Revisiting the Phenotype of Schizophrenia Dragan Svrakic, MD, PhD
11/10/2015 Lesser Resident Invitational
My Career in Translational Research from 1960s to the Present
Mark Gold, MD Chairman, RiverMend Health; Keck School of Medicine at USC; Departments of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
11/17/2015 Eli Robins Lecture
Revitalizing Translational Psychiatry
Steven E. Hyman, MD Distinguished Service Professor; Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University Scholar in Residence, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
11/24/2015 The Limits of Evidence-Based Medicine: The Vexing Case of Treatment-Resistant Depression Eric Lenze, MD and Ben Srivastava, MD
12/1/2015 Early Experience Brain Development and Emotion Functioning: Sensitive Periods for Early Caregiver Support? Joan Luby, MD
12/8/2015 In the Treatment of Major Depression, When to add Psychotherapy? Barry A. Hong, PhD, ABPP, Marcia McCabe, PhD, and Jessica Rosenkvist, MD
12/15/2015 Suicide in the College Student Population Marcie Garland, MD and Celeste Herleth, MD
1/5/2016 A Brief History of the Treatment of Opiate Addiction Donald Bohnenkamp, MD
1/12/2016 Premature Birth and Altered Brain Development — A Pathway to Childhood Psychiatric Disorders Cynthia Rogers, MD
1/19/2016 Severe and Enduring Eating Disorders Monica Bishop, MD
1/26/2016 Electroconvulsive Therapy Related Mortality: A Case Review and Discussion Michael Jarvis, MD, PhD and A. Benjamin Srivastava, MD
2/2/2016 Lee Robins Lecture
Traumatic Stress and Population Health
Karestan Koenen, PhD
2/9/2016 Mental Health: A Sorely Neglected Diversity Issue? Anne Glowinski, MD
2/16/2016 Using Neuroscience to Inform Clinical Thinking: Applications in Pediatric Anxiety Danny Pine, MD
2/23/2016 Gildea Lecture
Treating Depression during Pregnancy: Are We Asking the Right Questions?
Kathy Wisner, MD Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Asher Center, Northwestern University; Department of Psychiatry, Feinberg School of Medicine
3/1/2016 The Psychobiology of Somatization Robert Cloninger, MD, PhD
3/8/2016 Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the 21st Century Laura Bierut, MD
3/15/2016 Does Mom Have Schizophrenia & Alzheimer's? Psychiatric Illness & Dementia from the Clinical Perspective Brianne Newman, MD
3/22/2016 Achieving and Maintaining Licensure, Credentials, and Board Certification: Updates from ABPN, JCAHO, et al. Melissa Harbit, MD
3/29/2016 Treatment Emergent Suicidal Ideation, New Findings from a Large Treatment Study in Depressed Older Adults Pilar Cristancho, MD
4/5/2016 Sansone Lecture
The Mind Body Problem Revisited: Personality and Heart Rate Variability
Ada Zohar, PhD
4/12/2016 Recent Advances in Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Critical Crossroads Charles Conway, MD
4/19/2016 Shobe Lecture
Reproductive Regulation of Affective State: Context and Complexity
Distinguished Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry; Professor of Medicine; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4/26/2016 The Psychiatrist's Role in Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Patients Eric Spiegel, MD
5/3/2016 Resident/Fellows Lectures
Exploring the Role of Personality in Treatment Resistant Depression

Language Disorders and Their Impact on Social-Emotional Development
Ravi Chockalingam, MD

Eric Wittrock, MD
5/10/2016 Resident/Fellows Lectures
Improving Contraception Counseling for Female Psychiatric Patients: An Educational Intervention for Psychiatry Residents

Evaluation of Serum Leptin Levels During Weight Restoration in Anorexia Nervosa

Quality Improvement Research Project for Discharge Summaries
Naazia Azhar, MD

Miriam Brown, MD

Sr. Mara Lester, MD
5/17/2016 Resident/Fellows Lectures
Psychiatric Patients in the BJH Emergency Room

Adult ADHD: A Child-Psychiatrist Perspective
Colleen Donovan, MD

Alireza Parsoei, MD