Grand Rounds

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Psychiatry Grand Rounds lectures are presented on Fridays from 11 am 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, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

Adj. Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine

Chief Medical Officer, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital

September 29, 2017

Gary Glover, PhD

Stanford University

Combining neuromodulation with fMRI
October 6, 2017

rwin Lucki, PhD

Chairman of Pharmacology, Uniformed Armed Services School of Medicine

Rapidly acting agents for treatment of depression
October 13, 2017

W. Vaughn McCall, MD, MS

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

University of  Pennsylvania

Neuroimaging Sex Differences in Addictions
October 27, 2017 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
November 3, 2017

J. Craig Allen, MD

Medical Director, Rushford clinic

Hartford Behavioral Health

Medical Marijuana and addiction medicine
November 10, 2017

Sanjay Mittal, MD

UCONN Health

Risk factors and initial management of stroke
November 17, 2017

Catherine Monk, PhD


Women’s mental health, developmental effects of stress and domestic violence
November 24, 2017 NO GRAND ROUNDS Thanksgiving
December 1, 2017

Claudia Baldessano, MD

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, PhD

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, PhD

Associate Professor


Twelve-step for addictions

January 26, 2018 Kathleen M Hayden, PhD
Associate Professor
Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s PreventionWake Forrest
February 2, 2018


February 9, 2018

David Oslin, MD

Chief of Behavioral Health, Philadelphia VA Medical Center,

Precision Medicine and Psychiatry
February 16, 2018  Yifrah Kaminer, MD
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, MD 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 Mt 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, PhD

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 Mt Sinai

Ketamine and treatment refractory Depression
April 27, 2018

Peter Monti
Brown University



May 4, 2018 NO GRAND ROUNDS APA meeting
May11, 2018 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
May 18, 2018

Deborah Fein, PhD
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 Dr. Huey/ PGY4 residents PGY4 QI project
June 15, 2018 NO GRAND ROUNDS Risk Management
* The presentation title will be available on the website approximately one week beforehand.