Education

Research Conference

Research Conference takes place weekly from mid-September to mid-May. The focus of the talks are on on-going research. The conferences provide the advanced resident with a better understanding of the design, conduct and interpretation of research. Below is a listing of talks given in the last two years.

2016-2017

Date Title Speaker
9/21/2016 Faculty Meeting
9/28/2016 Sugar and Foods from the Points of View of Addiction Neuroscience and Practice Mark Gold, MD
10/5/2016 Navigating the Oxymoron of Academic Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry Steven Mennerick, PhD
10/12/2016 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
Infant Eye Movement Links Genetic Susceptibility with Social Impairment in Autism
John Constantino, MD
10/19/2016 Faculty Meeting
10/26/2016 Whither Academic Science Charles Zorumski, MD
11/2/2016 Integrated Nutrition and Child Development: Healthy From The Start Maureen Black, PhD
11/9/2016 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
Psychiatric Epidemiology: the next 25 years
Andrew Heath, DPhil
11/16/2016 Faculty Meeting
11/23/2016 Holiday
11/30/2016 Motivational Impairments in Psychopathology: The Role of Effort Based Decision Making Deanna Barch, PhD
12/7/2016 Post – Truth (adjective) – 2016 Word of the Year – Oxford English Dictionary Laura J. Bierut, MD
12/14/2016 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
Stem Cell Models of Neuropsychiatric Disease
Celeste Karch, PhD
12/21/2016 Faculty Meeting
12/28/2016 Holiday
1/4/2017 The Roles of Local Astrocyte Support on Presynaptic Function Courtney Sobieski, PhD
1/11/2017 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
Developmental Neuroimaging Studies of Pediatric Anxiety Disorders
Chad Sylvester, MD
1/18/2017 Faculty Meeting
1/25/2017 Suicidal Ideation in Preschool Children: Why Does it Arise and What Does it Mean? Joan Luby, MD
2/1/2017 Clinical Trials at Wash U Psychiatry: What is Possible Here? Eric Lenze, MD
2/8/2017 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
Development of Brain and Cognition in Children with Phenylketonuria
Desiree White, PhD
2/15/2017 Faculty Meeting
2/22/2017 Using Diffuse Optical Tomography to Understand Deep Brain Stimulation’s Impact on Cortical Networks Tamara Hershey, PhD and Adam Eggebrecht, PhD
3/1/2017 Trends in Opioid Abuse: Prescription Opioid Use and the Resurgence of Heroin Theodore Cicero, PhD
3/8/2017 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
Stress, Early Experience, & the Developing Brain in Depression
Mike Gaffrey
3/15/2017 Faculty Meeting
3/22/2017 Genomic Approaches to Understand the Genetic Architecture of Neurodegenerative Processes Carlos Cruchaga, PhD
3/29/2017 Stop, Look, and Listen: A Role for Three Developmental Endophenotypes in Deconstructing Psychopathology John Constantino, MD
4/5/2017 Addressing Critical Gaps in the Treatment of Eating Disorders Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, PhD
4/12/2017 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
Highs and Lows: Maturing In and Out of Cannabis Use
Arpana Agrawal
4/19/2017 Faculty Meeting
4/26/2017 Studies in Treatment Resistant Depression: Ongoing Studies in CARRMA Charles Conway, MD
5/3/2017 Psychiatric Genetics: History and Current Status John Rice, PhD
5/10/2017 Resident/Fellows Lectures
Neurologic or Psychiatric? A Consult-Liason Case Presentation

Strattera
Keerthi Akkineni


Josh Wilson
5/17/2017 Faculty Meeting

2015-2016

Date Title Speaker
9/16/2015
9/23/2015 Ethics Mini Course
Ethics Case Studies and Discussion
Kyle Parker, PhD; Nadia Corral Frias, PhD; and Kirsten Gilbert, PhD
9/30/2015 Ethics Mini Course
Research Ethics — Part II
Jennifer Lodge, PhD
10/7/2015 Advancing Addiction Genomics Research Pamela Madden, PhD
10/14/2015 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
I. A New Structure for Research in Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan: The 2015 – 2020 Cycle of the IDDRC@WUSTL II. Cell-Autonomous Mechanisms of Sex Differences in Neuropsychiatric Disorders —Exploratory Aim of an IDDRC@WUSTL Research Project
John Constantino, MD
10/21/2015 Faculty Meeting
10/28/2015 ADHD Comorbity in a Large Insurance Claims Database Alexandre A. Todorov, PhD
11/4/2015 Perspectives on the Prospective Study of COGA Kathleen K. Bucholz, PhD
11/11/2015 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
Assessing Risk for Developing Psychosis: Cross-Cultural Studies and Future Prospects
Daniel Mamah, MD, MPE and Beau Ances, MD, PhD
11/18/2015 Faculty Meeting
11/25/2015
12/2/2015 Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Katherine N. Balantekin, PhD, RD
12/9/2015 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
The Effect of Ion Channel Modulation on Pregnancy Outcomes
Sarah England, PhD
12/16/2015 Faculty Meeting
12/23/2015 Holiday
12/30/2015 Holiday
1/6/2016 Reductionism Reveals Resilience: Meeting Neuronal Energetic Demands in a Stark Environment Steven Mennerick, PhD
1/13/2016 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
Clinical Aspects of Fragile X Syndrome

The Role of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 5 in Fragile X Syndrome
Bryan McGill, MD, PhD


Karen O'Malley, PhD
1/20/2016 Faculty Meeting
1/27/2016 The Neurobiological Effects of Poverty, Depression and Stress on Children Deanna Barch, PhD and Joan Luby, MD
2/3/2016 Innovation Serendipitous: From IDEA Labs to Community Psychiatric Research Rumi Price, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry;


Ramin Lalezari, BA, MD/MBA candidate, IDEA Labs Vice President; and



Emre Toker, MSEE, Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship Managing Directo
2/10/2016 Faculty Meeting
2/17/2016 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
The Effects of Neglect and Deprivation on Brain and Behavioral Development: Lessons from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project
Nathan Fox, PhD
2/24/2016 Using Quantitative Traits as Endophenotypes for Genetics Studies of Complex Traits Carlos Cruchaga, PhD
3/2/2016 Genetic Epidemiology in the Era of Big Data: Smoking During Pregnancy and Psychopathology Andrew Heath, PhD
3/9/2016 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
Studying the Functional Connectomes of Individuals

Bedside optical imaging of brain function
Nico Dosenbach, MD


Adam Eggebrecht, PhD
3/16/2016 Faculty Meeting
3/23/2016 Three Things You Didn’t Know About the Decline in Adolescent Crime and Their Implications for Mental Health Richard Grucza, PhD
3/30/2016 Psychiatric Genetics: History and Current Status John Rice, PhD
4/6/2016 Tracking Neurodegeneration in Wolfram Syndrome Tamara Hershey, PhD
4/13/2016 Developmental Psychopathology Series - integrated as part of the Research Seminar
Infant and Toddler Imaging Studies in Autism, Fragile X and Down syndrome: Illuminating Heterogeneity and Highlighting Developmental Mechanisms
Kelly Botteron, MD
4/20/2016 Faculty Meeting
4/27/2016 Cannabis Use and Misuse Arpana Agrawal, PhD and Lauren Few, PhD
5/4/2016 Resident/Fellows Lectures
Pharmacogenetic Testing in Psychiatry

The Influence of Temperament and Character Profiles on Specialty Choice and Well-being in Medical Residents

Cannabis Use and Adolescents With Bipolar Disorders
Juee Phalak, M.D.


Marty Sievert, M.D.



Yang Xu, M.D.
5/11/2016 Resident/Fellows Lectures
Dissection of Opioid Projections to the VTA

Challenges in Evaluating Treatment Resistant Bipolar Depression in a Research Setting

Disordered Eating and Food Addiction in High Weight Psychiatric Patients
Julio Bernardi, M.D.


Jessica Rosenkvist, M.D.



Emily Perry, M.D.
5/18/2016 Faculty Meeting