Grand Rounds

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Psychiatry Grand Rounds lectures are presented on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon during the academic year (September through June). The schedule posted here lists the dates, speakers, and the general topics. Titles and learning objectives for each lecture will be available approximately one week beforehand.

Many but not all Grand Rounds lectures are viewable as a webcast via the link below. Please note that off-line viewing of the webcast does not provide CME credit.

View the Grand Rounds webcasts

CME credit is only available to UConn Health or UConn Health-affiliated faculty and staff who meet the following criteria:

  1. View the webcast live.
  2. Send an email to during the live webcast indicating their attendance.
  3. Complete an online evaluation distributed by the UConn Health CME office.

2017–2018 Psychiatry Grand Rounds Schedule

Information subject to change. (Last update: August 22, 2017)

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September 8, 2017 None
September 15, 2017 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
September 22, 2017 Ken Freedman, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
September 29, 2017 Gary Glover, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Combining Neuromodulation with fMRI
October 6, 2017 Irwin Lucki, Ph.D.
Chairman of Pharmacology, Uniformed Armed Services School of Medicine
Rapidly Acting Agents for Treatment of Depression
October 13, 2017 W. Vaughn McCall, M.D., M.S.
Case Distinguished University Chair
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior
The Medical College of Georgia
Augusta University
Links Between Sleep Problems and Suicide
October 20, 2017 Reagan Wetherill, Ph.D.
University of  Pennsylvania
Neuroimaging Sex Differences in Addictions
October 27, 2017 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
November 3, 2017 J. Craig Allen, M.D.
Medical Director, Rushford Clinic
Hartford Behavioral Health
Medical Marijuana and Addiction Medicine
November 10, 2017 Sanjay Mittal, M.D.
UConn Health
Risk Factors and Initial Management of Stroke
November 17, 2017 Catherine Monk, Ph.D.
Women’s Mental Health, Developmental Effects of Stress and Domestic Violence
November 24, 2017 NO GRAND ROUNDS Thanksgiving
December 1, 2017 Claudia Baldessano, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Director of the Bipolar Outpatient Program, University of  Pennsylvania
Update on Evidence Based Treatment of Bipolar Depression
December 8, 2017 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
December 15, 2017 Denis G. Sukhodolsky, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Evidence-Based Practice
Child Study Center
Yale School of Medicine
Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Aggression and Irritability in Children
December 22, 2017 NO GRAND ROUNDS
December 29, 2017 NO GRAND ROUNDS
January 5, 2018 Christoffer Grant, Ph.D.
Director, Primary Mental Health Care Clinic, VA Connecticut
Primary Care Mental Health Integration: Implementation, Barriers, and Outcomes in a VHA Setting
January 12, 2018 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
January 19, 2018 John Kelly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Twelve-step for Addictions
January 26, 2018 Kathleen M. Hayden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s PreventionWake Forrest
February 2, 2018
February 9, 2018 David Oslin, M.D.
Chief of Behavioral Health, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Precision Medicine and Psychiatry
February 16, 2018 Yifrah Kaminer, M.D.
Professor, Psychiatry, UConn Health
Treatment of Youth SUD and Co-Occurring Depression: On Highs and Lows
February 23, 2018 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
March 2, 2018 John Greden, M.D.
Executive Director, University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center
Precision Medicine Approaches for Major Depressive Disorders: What Can We Implement NOW
March 9, 2018 Wizdom Powell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director of the Health Disparities Institute, UConn Health
Health and Health Disparities in Minority Populations
March 16, 2018
March 23, 2018 Yulia Landa, Psy.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, CBT for Psychosis Research and Clinical Program
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Group and Family Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment and Prevention of Psychosis
March 30, 2018 NO GRAND ROUNDS Good Friday
April 6, 2018 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
April 13, 2018 Brenda Curtis, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
eHealth and Social Media Datasets in Psychiatric/Addictions Research
April 20, 2018 James W. Murrough, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ketamine and Treatment Refractory Depression
April 27, 2018 Peter Monti, Ph.D.
Brown University
May 4, 2018 NO GRAND ROUNDS APA Meeting
May11, 2018 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
May 18, 2018 Deborah Fein, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
UConn Storrs
Optimal Outcomes in Autistic Spectrum Disorder
May 25, 2018 NO GRAND ROUNDS Memorial Day Week End
June 1, 2018 Neha Jain, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry, UConn Health
A New Wrinkle to Consider: Understanding Personality Traits in Cognitive Decline and Neurocognitive Disorders
June 8, 2018 Canceled
June 15, 2018 Cancelled
* The presentation title will be available on the website approximately one week beforehand.