The2 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 - June, 2017

 

Downloadable Schedule

 

 

January 3
Winter Holiday - No Grand Rounds

 

January 10

 

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
Martin Luther King Holiday - No Grand Rounds

January 24

Your Brain on Yoga, and Other Health Effects of Mind-Body Practices

Helen Lavretsky, MD, MS

Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, DGSOM

 

January 31

 

Virtual Reality Therapy for PTSD

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

 

February 7

 

Psychodynamics and Older Adults: Oxymoron or Good Fit?

Daniel Plotkin, Psy.D.

Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (board certified in General Psychiatry & Geriatric Psychiatry)

Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

 

 

February 14

 

 

Living the Legacy: What Martin Luther King Told Me

Gail E. Wyatt, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute

Director, UCLA Sexual Health Program

Director, UCLA Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities

Co-Director, HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse and Trauma Training Program (HA-STTP)

Associate Director, UCLA AIDS Institute

February 21

President’s Day Holiday - No Grand Rounds

 

February 28

 

Psychiatry, the Microbiome, and Brain-Gut Communication: Not Just in Your Head

Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD

Professor, UCLA Departments of Medicine, Physiology, and Psychiatry

Exec. Director, G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress & Resilience

UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases

UCLA Microbiome Center

March 7

Cantwell Lecture:

The Mind in Lifespan Development:  What is the Connection among Brain, Relationships, and Integration?

 

Daniel J. Siegel, MD

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA

Founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA

Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association 

Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute

March 14

No Grand Rounds

March 21

Resident Psychotherapy Exams - No Grand Rounds

 

March 28

 

Marijuana and Mental Health: What's Lying in the Weeds

Timothy Fong, MD

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA

Director, UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

April 4

Spring Break - No Grand Rounds

 

April 11

 

Integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Psychiatric Care: Experiences in Germany

Stefan Brunnhuber, MD, PhD

Medical Director & Chief Medical Officer, Diakonie Kliniken Zschadrass
Former Vice-Chairman, European Institute of Medicine
Professor of Sustainability and Psychology, Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, Saxony, GER

 

April 18

 

A Generalist Model for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: What Every Treater Should Know

John G. Gunderson, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Dean, McLean Hospital's Borderline Center

 

April 25

 

"Mad" or "Bad"? Medicalization of Everyday Life and Criminalization of Mental Illness

Allen Frances, MD

Former Chair of Psychiatry, Duke University

Taskforce Chair, DSM IV

 

May 2

 

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 

May 9

To Be Announced

May 16

To Be Announced

May 23

American Psychiatric Association Meeting - No Grand Rounds

May 30

Memorial Day Holiday - No Grand Rounds

 

June 6

 

From Cajal to the Connectome and Beyond

Larry Swanson, PhD

Appleman Professor of Biological Sciences, USC

Professor of Neurology and Psychology, USC

 

June 13

 

Rogers-Greenblatt Memorial Lecture: From Adolescence to Senescence: Hallucinogens Across the Life Span

Charles Grob, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA DGSOM

Chief, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

 

 

About Grand Rounds

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 it either has not yet been archived 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.

For more information on Dr. Andrew Leuchter, UCLA professor of psychiatry and director of the Neuromodulation Division at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, please visit: www.andrewleuchter.com

 

 

 

January-December 2016

 

January 5
Winter Holiday - No Grand Rounds

January 12

Dror Ben-Zeev, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry Director, mHealth for Mental Health Program Center for Technology and Behavioral Health Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College

January 19

Martin Luther King Holiday - No Grand Rounds

January 26

Kevin Cokley, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology Director

The Institute for Urban Policy

Research and Analysis, The University of Texas at Austin

February 2
Meditation Therapies for Depression: Review of the Evidence

Felipe Jain, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry University of California, San Francisco

February 9

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

February 16

Andrew Goldfine, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology Stony Brook School of Medicine, New York

February 23

Erin Kelly, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Scholar, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences UCLA

March 1

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 8

Gregory Hanna, M.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry University of Michigan Medical School

March 15
Resident Psychotherapy Exams - No Grand Rounds
March 22
Resident Psychotherapy Exams - No Grand Rounds

March 29

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 5

Hilary Blumberg, M.D.

The John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, and in the Child Study Center Director, Mood Disorders Research Program Yale School of Medicine

April 12

Friends of Semel Luncheon - No Grand Rounds

April 19

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

April 26

Meeryo C. Choe, MD

Health Sciences Assistant Professor Division of Pediatric Neurology Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA UCLA Steve Tisch Brain SPORT Program UCLA Brain Injury Research Center

May 3

Robert Kern, Ph.D.

Research Psychologist Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior David Geffen School of Medicine

May 10

Society of Biological Psychiatry Meeting - No Grand Rounds
May 17
American Psychiatric Association Meeting - No Grand Rounds

May 24

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
Memorial Day Holiday - No Grand Rounds

June 7

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

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

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

Resident Retreat - No Grand Rounds
October 4
PRITE Exam - No Grand Rounds
October 11
Columbus Day/Yom Kippur/PRITE Exams - No Grand Rounds

 

October 18

 

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

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting - No Grand Rounds

 

November 1

 

Murray Jarvik Memorial Lecture
What Does Intermittent Smoking Tell Us About Tobacco Dependence?

Saul Shiffman, Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh

November 8
Election Day - No Grand Rounds

 

November 15

 

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
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Grand Rounds

 

November 29

 

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

 

 

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
Cancelled - No Grand Rounds
December 20
Winter Holiday - No Grand Rounds
December 27
Winter Holiday - No Grand Rounds