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.

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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.

2018-2019 Psychiatry Grand Rounds Schedule

Information subject to change.

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September 7, 2018
September 14, 2018 Dan G. Blazer, MD, MPH, PhD
Vice Chair for Education and Academic Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center
Epidemiology of Depression, Substance Use Disorders, and the Occurrence of Suicide Among the Elderly
September 21, 2018 Evan Rieder, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, New York University
Delusional Parasitosis/Psychiatric Co-Morbidities in Dermatology
September 28, 2018 Carla Stover, PhD
Yale Child Study Center
Fathers for Change - an Innovative Program for Domestic Violence Offenders
October 5, 2018 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
October 12, 2018 Thaddeus Iheanacho, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University; Medical Director, Errera Community Care Center, VA Connecticut Health Care System
Increasing Access to Care Through Innovation: Experiences at Errera Community Care Center, VA CT Health Care System
October 19, 2018
October 26, 2018 Lois Choi-Kain, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director, McLean Borderline Personality Disorder Training Institute
Borderline Personality Disorder: Current Approaches to Treatment
November 2, 2018 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
November 9, 2018 Brent Forester, MD
Chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, McLean Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical Center
Bipolar Disorder in Older Adults
November 16, 2018 NO GRAND ROUNDS
November 23, 2018 NO GRAND ROUNDS Thanksgiving
November 30, 2018 Roger Weiss, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse; McLean Hospital
Treatment of Prescription Opioid Abuse
December 7, 2018 Christy L. Olezeski, PhD
Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine, Departments of Psychiatry and Child Study; Director, Yale Gender Center
Working with Transgender and Gender Variant Individuals: Health Considerations
December 14, 2018 Amy Wachholtz, PhD, MDiv, MS-PsyPharm, ABPP, FACHP
Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Colorado Denver
Comorbid Pain and Opioid Addiction: Using Psychophysiology to Develop Better Psychotherapy
December 21, 2018 NO GRAND ROUNDS
December 28, 2018 NO GRAND ROUNDS
January 4, 2019 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
January 11, 2019 Glenn Konopaske, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UConn Health
Antipsychotics and the Metabolic Syndrome
January 18, 2019
January 25, 2019 Jonathan Posner, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University
From Treatment to Mechanisms: How Neuroimaging Can Advance Treatment Development
February 1, 2019 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
February 8, 2019 Jennifer Vendetti, LCSW
Sharon Lavigne, MS
Nurturing Families Program, Mother to Baby, UConn Health
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety and Pregnancy Medication Exposure Risks
February 15, 2019 Ken Winters, PhD
Senior Scientist, Oregon Research Institute, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota
Expanding the Brief Intervention Model to Address Adolescent Substance Abuse
February 22, 2019
March 1, 2019 Stephen Ross, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine; Senior Director, Division of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, Department of Psychiatry, Bellevue Hospital Center; Director, Bellevue Hospital Opioid Overdose Prevention Program; Director, Addiction Psychiatry, NYU Tisch Hospital, Associate Director, NYU Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Psilocybin Treatment for Terminal Cancer Anxiety and Depression
March 8, 2019 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
March 15, 2019 Donald C. Goff, MD
Director, Nathan Kline Institute, Marvin Stern Professor, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry, NYU Langone Medical Center
James Stabenau Honorary Lecture Pharmacotherapy for Schizophrenia
March 22, 2019
March 29, 2019 Joseph Parks, MD
Medical Director, National Council for Behavioral Health
The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Initiative - Integrated Medical and Mental Health Care
April 5, 2019 Andrew Winokur, MD PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UConn Health
Esketamine: A New Paradigm in the Treatment for Treatment Refractory Depression
April 12, 2019 Yifrah Kaminer, MD Marijuana Harmfulness to Youth Wellness:" The Emperor's New Policies"
April 19, 2019 NO GRAND ROUNDS Good Friday
April 26, 2019 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
May 3, 2019 Meera Balasubrmaniam, MD, MPH
Attending Psychiatrist, Bellevue Hospital, Program Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship; NYU School of Medicine
Rational Suicide
May 10, 2019 Sheryl A. Kingsberg, PhD
Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of OB/GYN, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Professor, Departments of Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Midlife Sexuality: Not an Oxymoron
May 17, 2019 NO GRAND ROUNDS APA Meeting (May 18-22)
May 24, 2019 NO GRAND ROUNDS Memorial Day Week End
May 31, 2019 NO GRAND ROUNDS
June 7, 2019 Efraim Keisari, MD
Glenn Konopaske, MD
Department of Psychiatry, UConn Health
Pharmacological Management of Bipolar Disorder in the UConn Outpatient Clinic, a QI Project
June 14, 2019 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
* The presentation title will be available on the website approximately one week beforehand.