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

2016–2017 Psychiatry Grand Rounds Schedule

Information subject to change. (Last update September 6, 2016)

Topic (Subject to change*)
September 9, 2016 Charles Dike, M.D., Yale University Pathological Lying: Symptom or Desease
September 16, 2016 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
September 23, 2016 Warren Taylor, M.D., Vanderbilt University Neurobiological Correlates of Mood Disorders and
Cognitive Dysfunction
September 30, 2016 Stephen Schensul, Ph.D. and Jayesh Kamath, M.D.,
Ph.D., UConn Health
The Global Mental Health Movement: A Case Example
from India
October 7, 2016 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
October 21, 2016 Joseph Ditre, Ph.D., Syracuse University Pain, Alcohol and Smoking
October 28, 2016 Florian Rehbein, Ph.D., Criminalogical Research
Institute of Lower Saxony, Hannover, Germany
Internet Gaming Disorder - Phenomenology,
Epidemiology and Diagnosis of a New Behavioral Addiction
November 4, 2016 Marlene Oscar-Berman, Ph.D., Boston University Brain Mechanisms Underlying Perceptual, Cognitive,
and Emotional Impairments Associated with Alcohol Use
November 11, 2016 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
November 18, 2016 Amy Arnsten, Ph.D., Yale University Prefrontal Circuits and Vulnerability to Psychiatric
November 25, 2016 NO GRAND ROUNDS Thanksgiving
December 2, 2016 Oscar G. Bukstein, M.D., MPH, Boston Children's
The TOSCA Study: Does Science Support the Use of
Second Generation Antipsychotic (SGA) Medication for the
Treatment of Children with Aggression
December 9, 2016 Megan McVay, Ph.D. Engaging Individuals in Supported Weight Management Efforts
December 16, 2016 Arif Khan, M.D., Northwest Clinical Research Center,
Bellevue, WA
How to Use Clinical Trial Data for Clinical Practice
December 23, 2016 NO GRAND ROUNDS  
December 30, 2016 NO GRAND ROUNDS  
January 6, 2017 Linda Carpenter, M.D., Brown University Neurostimulation for Depression
January 13, 2017 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
January 20, 2017 Matcheri Keshavan, M.D., Harvard Medical School Biological and Clinical Similarities and Differences
Between Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
January 27, 2017 Laurie Harkness, Ph.D., MSW, Former Director
Homeless Outreach Center, VA, CT
The Challenges of Homeless in
February 3, 2017 Daniel Connor, M.D. Clinical Care Discussion
February 10, 2017 Glen Konopaske, M.D.
Geraldine Pearson, Ph.D.
Huntington’s Disease
February 17, 2017  Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
February 24, 2017 Jeffrey Miller, M.D., Columbia University Insights from Neuroimaging Studies in Mood Disorders
and Following Psychotherapy
March 3, 2017 Mohini Ranganathan, MBBS, Yale University PTSD
March 10, 2017 Guy Potter, Ph.D., Duke University Cognitive Neuroscience of Late-Life Depression and
March 24, 2017 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
March 31, 2017    
April 7, 2017 Douglas Ziedonic, M.D., MPH, UMass Medical School Open Dialogue and Dialogic Practice for First Break
April 14, 2017 NO GRAND ROUNDS  
April 21, 2017 Lisa Dixon, M.D., MPH, Columbia University Treatment for First Break Psychosis
April 28, 2017 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
May 12, 2017  Attorney Jeffrey M. Blumenthal, Attorney Scott Simpson, Iris Mauriello, R.N., CHC, Virginia Pack, R.N., CCEP, CCP, M.S.  Understanding HIPAA in Different Settings of Care
May 19, 2017 NO GRAND ROUNDS  
May 26, 2017 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
June 2, 2017  Leighton Huey, M.D.  
June 9, 2017    
June 16, 2017 NO GRAND ROUNDS Risk Management
* The presentation title will be available
on the website approximately one week beforehand.