Grand Rounds

2022–2023 Schedule

Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon. Information subject to change.

Date Speaker Topic (Subject to Change*)
September 9, 2022 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
September 16, 2022 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
September 23, 2022 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
September 30, 2022 Anne P. DePrince, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor of Psychology; Associate Vice Provost, Public Good Strategy & Research, University of Denver Recognizing Interconnected Problems After Intimate Violence: Implications for Multidisciplinary Responses and Social Change (Introduction by Julian Ford)
October 7, 2022 Paul H. Earley, M.D., DFASAM, Georgia Professionals Health Program Addiction Among Physicians and Physician Health Programs (Introduction by Surita Rao)
October 14, 2022 Richard Zhang, M.D., M.A., Resident, Psychiatry, UConn Health; Jason O. Chang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, History and Asian and Asian American Studies, UConn; Rocio Chang, Psy.D., Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, UConn Health Evaluation of an Individual Learning Opportunity Utilizing an Asian American Studies-Themed Mental Health Workbook
October 21, 2022 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
October 28, 2022 Kristina F. Zdanys, M.D., Associate Professor, Psychiatry, UConn Health; Mario Fahed, M.D., Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, UConn Health; Eric Gambardella, D.O., Chief Resident, Psychiatry, UConn Health Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease (Introduction by Neha Jain)
November 4, 2022 Sandra A. Brown, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, UC San Diego ABCD Study – Adolescent Brain & Cognitive Development (Introduction by Lance Bauer)
November 11, 2022 No Grand Rounds
November 18, 2022 Erika Carr, Ph.D., Director, Associate Professor, Director of Inpatient Psychology Service; Director of Behavioral Intervention Service, Yale University School of Medicine Connecticut Mental Health Center Gender Responsive and Recovery-oriented Care for Women with SMI (Introduction by Cassy Holinka)
November 25, 2022 No Grand Rounds
December 2, 2022 Joan Kaufman, Ph.D., Professor, Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Understanding the Impact of Early Adversity: From Neurobiology to Social Policy (Introduction by Damion Grasso)
December 9, 2022 Melissa Weimer, D.O., MCR, FASAM, Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine and Public Health; Medical Director, Yale Addiction Medicine Consult Service, Yale New Haven Hospital; Associate Program Director, Yale Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program, Yale Program in Addiction Medicine Initiation of Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in the Hospital Improves Patient and Hospital Outcomes (Introduction by Surita Rao)
December 16, 2022 Aidan Wright, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh Pathological Narcissism: Individual Differences and Within-Person Processes (Introduction by Howard Tennen)
December 23, 2022 No Grand Rounds
December 30, 2022 No Grand Rounds
January 6, 2023 Javeed Sukhera, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, Chair of Psychiatry, Institute of Living; Chief of Psychiatry, Hartford Hospital; Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine* Stigma in the Mirror (Introduction by Dave Steffens). *Psychiatry Interest Group (PIG) Speaker.
January 13, 2023 Martha Bruce, Ph.D., MPH, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College Reaching the Hard to Reach: Strategies to Address Depression, Social Disconnection, and Other Psychosocial Problems in Homebound Older Adults (Introduction by Lisa Barry)
January 20, 2023 Laura E. Abbatemarco, MSW, Psychiatry, UConn Health Services, Programs, and Support: Psychiatric Aftercare Options for Children and Teens (Introduction by Gregory Barron)
January 27, 2023 Julian D. Ford, Ph.D., ABPP, Past President, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies; Director, Center for the Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders (2016-2027); Professor of Psychiatry and Law, UConn Health Development Trauma Disorder: Origins and Recent Validation Research (Introduction by Damion Grasso)
February 3, 2023 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
February 10, 2023 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
February 17, 2023 Gerard Sanacora, Ph.D., M.D., George D. Gross and Esther S. Gross Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine; Director, Yale Depression Research Program; Co-Director, Yale New Haven Hospital Interventional Psychiatry Service* A Discussion of the Relevant Neurobiology and Clinical Trial Data Related to Ketamine and Esketamine in the Treatment of Mood Disorders (Introduction by Andrew Winokur). *Psychiatry Interest Group (PIG) Speaker.
February 24, 2023 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
March 3, 2023 Michelle A. Silva, Psy.D., Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine; Director, CT Latino Behavioral Health System Immigration-related Trauma and Grief: Clinical Implications for Behavioral Health Providers (Introduction by Cassy Holinka)
March 10, 2023 George Alexopoulos, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry, Director of the Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine* Developing Interventions for Geriatric Depression (Introduction by Dave Steffens). *Psychiatry Interest Group (PIG) Speaker.
March 17, 2023 Lakshit Jain, M.D., Connecticut Valley Hospital E-Cigarettes – What to Know and What to Tell
March 24, 2023 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
March 31, 2023 Ruby Charak, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Science, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV); Director, UTRGV Adversities in Childhood Trauma Studies (ACT) Lab Experiences of Multiple Marginalization and Traumatic Stress Reactions Among LGBTQ+ Adults (Introduction by Julian Ford)
April 7, 2023 No Grand Rounds
April 14, 2023 Danielle Dick, Ph.D., Director, Rutgers Addiction Research Center and Professor of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Psychiatric Genetics
April 21, 2023 Noah Capurso, M.D., MHS, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry; Director, Didactic Education, Residency Program, Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine Practicing Harm Reduction in the Evolving Opioid Epidemic
April 28, 2023 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
May 5, 2023 Chyrell Bellamy, MSW, Ph.D., Director of Peer Services/Research; Acting Director of the Office of Recovery Community Affairs; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine Community-based Psychiatry (Introduction by Cassy Holinka)
May 12, 2023 Nicole Nugent, Ph.D., Director of Resilience and Psychological Services, Hasbro Pediatric Refugee Clinic; Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Neurobiological and Psychosocial Influences During High Periods of Stress/Transition; Works With Refugee Population (Introduction by Damion Grasso)
May 19, 2023 No Grand Rounds
May 26, 2023 No Grand Rounds
June 2, 2023 Golda S. Ginsburg, Ph.D., Professor, Psychiatry, UConn Health Treating and Preventing Anxiety Pediatric Disorders (Introduction by Asima Zehgeer)
June 9, 2023 Eunice Yuen, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Medical Director, Parent and Family Development Program; Founder and Director, Yale CHATogether; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine CHATogether (Introduction by Asima Zehgeer)
June 16, 2023 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
June 23, 2023 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review
June 30, 2023 Closed Session Difficult Cases Review

*The presentation title will be available on the website approximately one week beforehand.