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.

2020-2021 Psychiatry Grand Rounds Schedule

Information subject to change.

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September 4, 2020 NO GRAND ROUNDS
September 11, 2020
September 18, 2020 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
September 25, 2020
October 2, 2020 Neha Jain, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut
Trial by Fire - Telepsychiatry in the Times of COVID-19
October 9, 2020
October 16, 2020 Rescheduled to November 13, 2020
October 23, 2020 Yvette Sheline, MD
McLure Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Research, University of Pennsylvania
Neuroimaging Studies of Depression and Anxiety
October 30, 2020 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
November 6, 2020 Eileen Crehan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Eliot-Person Department of Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University
Accessible Therapeutic Approaches and Adaptations for Autistic Adolescents and Adults
November 13, 2020 Eric Brueckner, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut
A Review of Catatonia and Related Disorders
November 20, 2020 Joan M. Cook, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
Male Sexual Abuse Survivors: An Unrecognized and Untreated Trauma Population
November 27, 2020 NO GRAND ROUNDS Thanksgiving
December 4, 2020 Keri Brenner, MD, MPA
Assistant Professor of Primary Care/Population Health, Stanford University
Beneath the Surface: Exploring the Psychological Ingredients of Palliative Care
December 11, 2020 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
December 18, 2020 Ipsit Vahia, MD
Assistant professor of Psychiatry, Harvard University; Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Programs, Medical Director, Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, McLean Hospital
Mental Health Aging and Technology: An Evolving Picture
December 25, 2020 NO GRAND ROUNDS Christmas
January 1, 2021 NO GRAND ROUNDS New Year
January 8, 2021 Martin Seehuus, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Middlebury College; Clinical Instructor, Vermont Psychological Services, Department of Psychological Science, University of Vermont
Loneliness, Depression, and Social Skills in College Students
January 15, 2021 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
January 22, 2021 Sarah S. Willen, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Director, Research Program on Glabal Health and Human Rights at the Human Rights Institute; University of Connecticut

Katherine Anne Mason, PhD
Assistant Professor, Brown University Department of Anthropology

Pandemic Journaling Project
January 29, 2021
February 5, 2021 Nina Schooler, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
(James Stabenau Honorary Lecture) Long-Acting Injectable Medication for Schizophrenia: New Research Findings to Guide Treatment Decisions
February 12, 2021
February 19, 2021 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
February 26, 2021 Michelle Conroy, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship; Director, Yale School of Medicine
Mental Health Co-Located in Primary Care
March 5, 2021 Helen S. Mayberg, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosurgery and Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, NYC
Rethinking Depression and its Treatment: Insights from Studies of Deep Brain Stimulation
March 12, 2021
March 19, 2021 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
March 26, 2021
April 2, 2021 NO GRAND ROUNDS Good Friday
April 9, 2021 Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
Intersection of Immunity and Psychiatry
April 16, 2021 Ilse R. Wiechers, MD, MPP, MHS
National Director for Psychopharmacology & Somatic Treatment in the Department of Veterans Affairs; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF
Advancing Access to High Quality Psychopharmacology and Somatic Treatments for Our Nation's Veterans
April 23, 2021 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
April 30, 2021 NO GRAND ROUNDS APA Meeting May 1-5
May 7, 2021
May 14, 2021
May 21, 2021 Richard S. Schottenfeld, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Howard University College of Medicine
Racial Disparities in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
May 28, 2021 NO GRAND ROUNDS Memorial Day Weekend
June 4, 2021 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
June 11, 2021 OR Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
* The presentation title will be available on the website approximately one week beforehand.