The Semel Institute at UCLA is pleased to present Psychiatry Grand Rounds, our weekly educational conference that brings you cutting-edge information about the clinical neurosciences, human behavior, and mental health care. The conferences are held in the West Auditorium at the Institute on the UCLA campus, and have been webcast online since 1996 with streaming video.

We hope you'll attend these programs in person whenever possible, and use the webcast and podcast editions to enhance your learning experience.
-- Ian A. Cook, MD, Course Director

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  January 2014
7 Mass Murderers: Forensic and Clinical Issues for Mental Health Professionals
Renee Binder, M.D.
Professor and Director Psychiatry and Law Program
Associate Dean Academic Affairs
UCSF School of Medicine
CME
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14 Inflammation, Depression, Omega-3 Fatty Acids: A Proof of Concept
Mark H. Rapaport, M.D.
Reunette W. Harris Professor and Chair
Chairman and Chief of Psychiatric Services
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
CME
21 Martin Luther King Holiday - NO GRAND ROUNDS

28 The Centrality of Life Experience: The Story of Child Traumatic Stress
Robert Pynoos, M.D.
Director, Outpatient Trauma Psychiatry
Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA
CME
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  February 2014
4 VISITING DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES:Therapeutic Use of Ketamine
Carlos Zarate, M.D.
Chief, Section of Neurobiology and Treatment of Mood Disorders
National Institute of Mental Health
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
George Washington University
CME
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11 Comprehensive Approach to Managing Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Barbara Giesser, M.D.
Clinical Director of UCLA MS Clinical Services
Professor of Neurology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
CME
18 VISITING DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES: Reconceptualising Anhedonia: Novel Perspectives on the Pleasure Networks in the Human Brain
Morten L. Kringelbach, D. Phil. (Oxon)
Visiting Professor, UCLA Semel Institute
Senior Research Fellow, The Queen's College, UK
Professor of Neuroscience, University of Oxford
CME
25 NO GRAND ROUNDS - rescheduled to March 25


  March 2014
4 In Vivo Evidence of Neuro-immune Interactions in Pain and Depression
Alan Prossin, M.D.
Clinical Lecturer
Department of Psychiatry
University of Michigan Medical School
CME
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11 JARVIK MEMORIAL LECTURE:Novel Interventions for Tobacco Addiction
Dorothy Hatsukami, Ph.D.
Forster Family Professor in Cancer Prevention
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Associate Director, Masonic Cancer Center
Minneapolis, MN
CME
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18 NO GRAND ROUNDS - (RESIDENT PSYCHOTHERAPY EXAMS IN AUDITORIUM)
CME
25 Neurobiology of Stress, Depression, and Antidepressants: Remodeling Synaptic Connections
Ronald Duman, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Neurobiology and of Pharmacology
Director, Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities
Yale University School of Medicine
CME
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  April 2014
1 CANTWELL MEMORIAL LECTURE: The Next Generation of Pediatric Brain Imaging Studies and Their Relevance for Future Clinical Practice
Bradley S. Peterson, M.D.
Columbia University & New York State Psychiatric Institute
CME
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8 Neurobiology of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD
Mark Barad, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
CME
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15 FIRST DAY OF PASSOVER - NO GRAND ROUNDS
22 THE RICHARD ROSEN MEMORIAL LECTURE:
Consciousness and Disorders of Consciousness: The Study of Traumatic Brain Injury

Martin Monti, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology and
Department of Neurosurgery
CME
29 Palliative Sedation, 'Rational Suicide" and Mental Health Practitioners
Thomas Strouse, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Medical Director, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital
CME

  May 2014
6 OBP Mtg. week and APA - NO GRAND ROUNDS
13 GREENBLATT MEMORIAL LECTURE: Child Mental Health in the Coming Era of Integrated Care Gregory Fritz, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Brown University School of Medicine
CME
20 Striatal Connectivity in Adolescents and Adults
Monique Ernst, M.D., Ph.D.
Staff Clinician
Section of Developmental and Affective Neuroscience
National Institute of Mental Health
CME
27 Memorial Day Holiday - NO GRAND ROUNDS

  June 2014
3 The Neurobiology of Leadership and Psychopathy
James Fallon, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Emeritus Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology
University of California, Irvine
CME
10 Substance abuse and mental health treatment for Latina and African American women
Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Community Research Initiatives
Dean's Professor of Social Work and Preventive Medicine
University of Southern California
CME


All Institute Grand Rounds are held in the Louis Jolyon West Auditorium (C8-183) in the Semel Institute building at 760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles CA 90024 (Google Map), routinely on Tuesdays. Unless otherwise indicated, the presentation will begin at 11:00 AM, and coffee will be served in the auditorium foyer at 10:45.

Grand Rounds presentations are archived and available on this site. If a presentation has been archived, its title will appear as a hyperlink; if the title is not a hyperlink, then either it has not been archived yet or the speaker declined to permit webcasting.

For more information about our other educational programs, such as the UCLA Annual Review of Psychiatry in November please call the Office of Professional and Community Education at (310) 206-9299, or send email to