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.

2019-2020 Psychiatry Grand Rounds Schedule

Information subject to change.

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September 6, 2019 NO GRAND ROUNDS
September 13, 2019 Deepak Cyril D'Souza, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine; Director, Neuropsychiatry Program, VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Director, Schizophrenia Neuropharmacology Research Group at Yale (SNRGY)
Pharmacotherapy of Cannabis Use Disorder
September 20, 2019 NO GRAND ROUNDS UCONN Cross Campus Neuroscience Symposium
September 27, 2019 John Mann, MD
Paul Janssen Professor of Translational Neuroscience (in Psychiatry and in Radiology) and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University
Ketamine Treatment for Depression and Suicidal Ideation
October 4, 2019 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
October 11, 2019 OR Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
October 18, 2019 Irina Esterlis, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
The Glutamatergic Metabotropic Receptor 5: What is its Role in Psychiatry?
October 25, 2019 Melissa Arbuckle, MD, PhD
Vice Chair of Education and Adult Residency Program Director at Columbia/NYSPI
Integrating Neuroscience Into the Clinical Practice of Psychiatry
November 1, 2019 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
November 8, 2019 Adam Mecca, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit, Yale School of Medicine
Assessing Synaptic Health in Alzheimer's Disease Using PET Imaging
November 15, 2019 Gail D'Onofrio, MD, MS
Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of MedicineLecture in honor of Nancy Petry, PhD
Emergency Department-Initiated Buprenorphine Treatment
November 22, 2019 Raquel E. Gur, MD, PhD
The Karl and Linda Rickels Professor; Director, Neuropsychiatry Section, Department of Psychiatry; Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology & Radiology, Pearlman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
November 29, 2019 NO GRAND ROUNDS Thanksgiving
December 6, 2019 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
December 13, 2019 Albert Powers, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University; Medical Director of the PRIME Psychosis Prodrome Research Clinic
Hallucinations, Inference, and the Psychosis Spectrum
December 20, 2019 NO GRAND ROUNDS
December 27, 2019 NO GRAND ROUNDS
January 3, 2020 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
January 10, 2020 Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University; Director of the REACH Program (Recognizing and Eliminating Disparities in Addiction Through Culturally Informed Healthcare)
Increasing Access to Addiction Services in Minority Communities
January 17, 2020 David Tolin, PhD
Director, Anxiety Disorders Center & Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Institute of Living; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Hoarding Disorder
January 24, 2020 Dean Salisbury, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
Auditory Hallucinations and brain activity and Structure
January 31, 2020 Julie Dumas, PhD
Associate Professor, Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry; University of Vermont, College of Medicine
The Neurobiology of Cognition of women at Midlife
February 7, 2020 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
February 14, 2020 Mary Beth Connolly Gibbons, PhD
Director, Center for Psychotherapy Research; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
The Effectiveness of Dynamic and Cognitive Therapies for Depression in Community Settings
February 21, 2020
February 28, 2020 Closed Session Diffiucult Cases Review
March 6, 2020 Bret Rutheford, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University; Director, Neurobiology and therapeutics of Aging Division, NY State Psychiatric Institute
Toward Precision Interventions for Late Life Depression
March 13, 2020
March 20, 2020
March 27, 2020 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
April 3, 2020
April 10, 2020 NO GRAND ROUNDS Good Friday
April 17, 2020 Kristina Zdanys, MD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry Department, UConn Health                     Algis Kalvaitis, AIA, LEED AP
Space and Light: Architectural Solutions in Dementia Care
April 24, 2020 NO GRAND ROUNDS APA Meeting April 25-29
May 1, 2020 Gualberto Ruano, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry Department, UConn Health
Pharmacogenetic Clinical Decision Support for Psychiatric Hospitalization: Design and Results of the CYP-GUIDES Randomized Controlled Trial
May 8, 2020 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
May 15, 2020 Cassandra Holinka, Psy.D. Facing Clinician Fears: Treating Trauma in the Context of Active Substance Use
May 22, 2020 NO GRAND ROUNDS Memorial Day Week End
May 29, 2020
June 5, 2020 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
June 12, 2020 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
* The presentation title will be available on the website approximately one week beforehand.