The Semel Institute (Google Map) 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 5, 2016
WINTER HOLIDAY - NO GRAND ROUNDS

January 19, 2016
Martin Luther King Holiday - NO GRAND ROUNDS


February 2, 2016
Meditation Therapies for Depression: Review of the Evidence

Felipe Jain, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco

February 9, 2016
ECT: Revered or Reviled?

Charles Kellner, M.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry for the Mount Sinai Behavioral Health System
Director, ECT Service
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY

March 1, 2016
Schizophrenia

Stephen Marder, M.D.
Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Director, MIRECC
VA Greater Los Angeles Health System

March 15, 2016
No Grand Rounds (Resident Psycotherapy Exams)

March 22, 2016
No Grand Rounds (Resident Psycotherapy Exams)

March 29, 2016
Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Older Adults

Gary Small, M.D.
Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging
Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry
Director, UCLA Longevity Center
Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
University of California, Los Angeles

David Sultzer, M.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of California, Los Angeles

Jeff Bronstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Toxicology, Neurology
University of California, Los Angeles

Lon Schneider, M.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Southern California

April 12, 2016
No Grand Rounds (Friends of Semel Fundraising Event)

April 19, 2016
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES: Psychiatric Genetics: Current Perspectives

Kenneth Kendler, M.D.
Rachel Brown Banks Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Director, Psychiatric Genetics Research Program
Director, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics

May 10, 2016
NO GRAND ROUNDS (due to Society of Biological Psychiatry Meeting)

May 17, 2016
NO GRAND ROUNDS (due to American Psychiatric Association Meeting)

May 24, 2016
Greenblatt Memorial Lecture

Patricia Lester, M.D.
Director, Nathanson Family Resilience Center
Medical Director, Child and Family Trauma Service
Jane and Marc Nathanson Family Professor of Psychiatry
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA

May 31, 2016
NO GRAND ROUNDS (due to Memorial Day holiday)

June 7, 2016
Treatment of Insomnia

Alon Avidan, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, UCLA Sleep Disorders Center
Director, UCLA Neurology Clinic
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

September 13, 2016
The Opiate Crisis

Karen Miotto, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director, UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Service
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

September 20, 2016
Professional Practice Will

Dan Willick, Esq.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

September 27, 2016
Resident Retreat - No Grand Rounds

October 4, 2016
PRITE Exam - No Grand Rounds


October 11, 2016
Columbus Day/Yom Kippur/PRITE Exams – No Grand Rounds

October 18, 2016
Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Amyloid Imaging Among Cognitively Normal Elderly Persons: The Mayo Clinic Study of Aging

Yonas Geda, M.D., M. Sc.
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

October 25, 2016
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting – No Grand Rounds


November 1, 2016
Murray Jarvik Memorial Lecture
What Does Intermittent Smoking Tell Us About Tobacco Dependence?

Saul Shiffman, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh

November 8, 2016
NO GRAND ROUNDS – Election Day

November 15, 2016
Technology Meets Psychiatry: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy for Depression
Linda Carpenter, M.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Butler Hospital
Brown University

November 22, 2016

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY – NO GRAND ROUNDS

November 29, 2016

Your Brain on Yoga, and Other Health Effects of Mind-Body Practices
Helen Lavretsky, M.D.

November 29, 2016

J. THOMAS UNGERLEIDER MEMORIAL LECTURE
Marijuana: A Half Century of Teaching and Research
Walter Ling, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Founding Director, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Program
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
David Geffen School of Medicine

December 6, 2016

Cannabinoid Legalization: Medical, Legal, and Social Implications
Thomas Strouse, M.D.
Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Maddie Katz Chair in Palliative Care Research and Education
Medical Director, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

December 13, 2016

THE RITVO LECTURE
The Changing Face of Autism
Fred Volkmar, M.D.
Yale University

December 20, 2016

WINTER HOLIDAY – NO GRAND ROUNDS

December 27, 2016

WINTER HOLIDAY – NO GRAND ROUNDS

January 3, 2017

WINTER HOLIDAY – NO GRAND ROUNDS

January 10, 2017

Neuroimaging Applications in the Diagnosis and Management of Dementia
Cyrus Raji, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Fellow, School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

January 17, 2017

Martin Luther King Holiday - NO GRAND ROUNDS

January 24, 2017

Identifying Brain-Based Pathways to Illness and Treatment Response in Depressive Illness
Brad Peterson, M.D.
Professor, Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Director, Institute for the Developing Mind, The Saban Research Institute

January 31, 2017

Evidenced-Based Trauma Treatment: The Art and Science of Virtual Reality-Based Therapy
Todd Adamson, Psy.D.
Adjunct Lecturer
School of Social Work
University of Southern California
Research Associate, Long Beach Veteran's Administration
Clinical Director, Outside the Wire: The United States Veteran Initiative - U.S. Vets