Past Grand Rounds Presentations

Grand Rounds Presentations (2020-21)

 Date Presentation
June 24, 2021

Topic: Zero Opioid Overdose Deaths: Opportunities for Engagement

Presented by: Jonathan Craig Allen, MD, Medical Director of Rushford Center, Chief of Psychiatry at Midstate Medical Center, and Vice President of Addiction Services for the Behavioral Health Network of Hartford HealthCare.

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June 17, 2021

Topic: The Promise of Risk Algorithms for Identifying Patients at Risk of Suicide across Diverse Clinical Settings

Presented by: Robert H Aseltine Jr., PhD, Professor and Chair in the Division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health and Director of the Center for Population Health at UConn Health

June 10, 2021

Topic: Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy: Emotion Meets Cognition

Presented by: Steven B Sandler, MD, author of Remembering with Emotion in Dynamic Psychotherapy

June 3, 2021

Topic: Trial By Fire: Telepsychiatry During and Beyond the Pandemic

Presented by: Neha Jain, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry and associate program director for the geriatric psychiatry fellowship at UConn Health

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May 27, 2021

Annual Burlingame Award Lecture

Topic: The Childhood Risk to Develop Anxiety and Depression: A Translational Neuroscience Approach

Presented by: Burlingame Awardee Ned H. Kalin, M.D., Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Hedberg Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health—Madison, Editor-in-Chief – American Journal of Psychiatry

May 20, 2021

Topic: Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma

Presented by: Janina Fisher, PhD, Assistant Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

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May 13, 2021

Topic: Advanced Services for Adolescents with Psychosis (ASAP): A Treatment Approach to Mitigating Schizophrenia Prodrome

Presented by: Jennifer Zajac, DO; Patricia Graham, LCSW; Frescia Velarde, BA

May 6, 2021

Topic: Best Care and Best Outcomes in Behavioral Health Settings

Presented by: Kevin Ann Huckshorn, PhD, Director of Evidence-based Practices and Programs for WellPath Recovery Solutions, Inc

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April 22, 2021

Topic: Big-data in psychiatry: and how weather changes your brain

Presented by: Gregory Book, MS, Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living

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April 15, 2021

Topic: Practical tips for Open Notes for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Presented by: Frank Fortunati, MD, JD, Vice Chief of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at YNHH, Medical Director of Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. 

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April 8, 2021

Topic: Black, Male, and Blue: Unpacking Mechanisms Linking Racism to Depression in Black Adult Males

Presented by: Wizdom Powell, PhD, MPH, Director of the Health Disparities Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Connecticut

April 1, 2021

Topic: Assessing Late Career Practitioners for Cognitive Decline: An Evidence-Based Approach

Presented by: Kevin Young, PhD, Assistant Training Director, Psychology and Manager, Psychological Testing Service at Hartford HealthCare's Institute of Living

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March 25, 2021

Topic: Not Fake News: Gun Violence - A Public Health Emergency in the United States

Presented by: Bela Sood, MD, FAACAP, Senior Professor for Child and Mental Health Policy, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. 

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March 18, 2021

Topic: Options for Treating SARS-CoV-2
Presented by: Christopher Steele, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine

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March 11, 2021

Topic: EMDR: A Research Supported Psychotherapy for Trauma

Presented by: Cheryl Kenn, LCSW, and Judy Cabeceiras, LMFT

March 4, 2021

Topic: Patient Safety: A Journey to High Reliability in Healthcare

Presented by: Lori Paine, DrPh, MS, RN, Senior Director, Patient Safety at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Johns Hopkins Medicine.  Associate Faculty, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

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Feb. 25, 2021

Topic: Minimizing Risk of Persistent Postoperative Opioid Use and Postoperative Pain

Presented by: Traci Speed, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Feb. 18, 2021

Topic: The Well-Gardened Mind: Horticulture, Nature and Mental Health

Presented by: Sue Stuart-Smith, MD, PhD, MA MBBS, MRCPsych, PhD,  Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist DocHealth Service, Author of "The Well Gardened Mind"

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Feb. 11, 2021

Topic: Secure Attachment: A Portal to Improve Population Health

Presented by: Marilyn Sanders, MD, Attending Neonatologist, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

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Jan. 21, 2021

Topic: Little Treatments, Big Effects: Building Brief Interventions to Reduce Youth Psychopathology at Scale 

Presented by: Jessica L. Schleider, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University

Jan. 14, 2021

Topic: Suicide and Access to Lethal Means

Presented by: Paul S Nestadt, MD, PhD

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Jan. 7, 2021

Dr. Rocco MarottaTopic: Oxytocin as an augmentation to the treatment of schizophrenia with clozapine: Improvement in negative symptoms and life paths

Presented by: Dr. Rocco Marotta, MD, PhD

Dec. 17, 2020

Topic: Self-Compassion in Clinical Practice

Presented by: Christopher Germer, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Harvard Medical School; Founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy as well as the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School

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Dec. 10, 2020

Topic: Personalizing Psychotherapy: A New Therapy for Each Patient

Presented by: John C Norcross, PhD, Distinguished Professor & Chair of Psychology, University of Scranton

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Dec. 3, 2020

Topic: Unique Molecular Regulation of Prefrontal Cortex Confers Vulnerability to Schizophrenia

Presented by: Amy Arnsten, PhD, Kent Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, Yale University

Nov. 19, 2020

Topic: Mental Illness and Criminal Behavior: Too Dangerous for Psychiatric Hospitalization

Presented by: Charles C. Dike, MD, MPH, FRCPsych, Law and Psychiatry Division, Yale University

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Nov. 12, 2020

Topic: Creating a Mask Wearing Culture

Presented by: Jennifer Ferrand, PsyD, Director of Wellness, Hartford HealthCare

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Nov. 5, 2020

Topic: Harm Reduction: Opportunities for Engagement

Presented by: J. Craig Allen, MD, Medical Director, Rushford; Vice President of Addiction Services, BHN; Mark Jenkins, Founder, Executive Director, Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition

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Oct. 29, 2020

Topic: COVID-19: Promoting Children’s Mental Health through a Trauma-Informed Lens

Presented by: Elissa Brown, PhD, Director, Child HELP Partnership and Professor, St. John’s University

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Oct. 22, 2020

Topic: The Psychosocial Dimension of Psychopharmacology

Presented by: David Mintz, MD, Director of Psychiatric Education, Austen Riggs Center

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Oct. 15, 2020

Topic: Internet and Screen-Based Addiction: An Emerging Area 
of Behavioral Addiction Medicine

Presented by: David Greenfield, PhD, MS, ABPP, Founder and Clinical Director, Center for Internet & Technology Addiction; Medical Director, Greenfield Recovery Center; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UConn School of Medicine

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Oct. 8, 2020

Topic: Psychiatry and the Media

Presented by: Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, Mailman School; Director, Columbia Psychiatry Media; Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder, Session; Chair, Advisory Board, Get Help; Distinguished Psychiatrist Advisor, NYS Office of Mental Health

Oct. 1, 2020

Topic: Modern Practice of ECT

Presented by: Joan Prudic, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY

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Sep. 24 2020

Topic: Psycho-social Factors that Influence Mental Health Treatment Outcomes for Persons of Color

Presented by: C. Jama Adams, PhD, associate professor of psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice - City University of New York

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Sep. 17, 2020

Topic: Metacognition and Psychosis: Emerging Research and Approaches to Individual Pyschotherapy

Presented by: Paul Lysaker, PhD, Clinical Psychologist at the Roudebush VA Medical Center; Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Sep. 10, 2020

Christine MontrossTopic: Maddening: The Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars

Presented by: Christine Montross, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University

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Sep. 3, 2020

Dr. Jessica IsomTopic: Learning how to walk then run: becoming antiracist in psychiatry

Presented by: Dr. Jessica Isom, MD, MPH, Clinical Instructor, Yale University Department of Psychiatry; Attending Psychiatrist, Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, MA; Boston Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry

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Aug. 27, 2020

Topic: Building Resilience in the Time of Rona and Anti-Black Racism

Presented by: Dr. Ayana Jordan, Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, addiction psychiatrist, Connecticut Mental Health Center, associate program director for the Yale Department of Psychiatry Residency Program

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Aug. 20, 2020

Topic: Setting the stage: Why racial injustice is a community psychiatry issue for patients, clinicians and health systems

Presented by: Dr. Theddeus Iheanacho, associate professor of psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, Medical Director, Errera Community Care Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System

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Aug. 13, 2020

Dr. Ruth ShimTopic: Structural Racism and Mental Health: Challenges and Opportunities

Presented by: Dr. Ruth Shim, Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, University of California, Davis

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Aug. 6, 2020

Dr. Sarah VinsonTopic: Ghosts in the Office: Structural Racism and Mental Health

Presented by: Dr. Sarah Vinson, associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and adjunct faculty at Emory School of Medicine

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Jul. 30, 2020

Topic: Racial Projections and Enactments in the Clinical Relationship: A Black Perspective

Presented by: Dr. Steven Hoffler, assistant professor, Social Work Department, Lang House, Southern Connecticut State University

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Jul. 23, 2020

Topic: Schizophrenia and psychosis: a review of the historical framework shaping racial biases in diagnosis and treatment

Presented by: Dr. Aieyat Zalzala, Clinical psychologist, Institute of Living

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Jul. 2, 2020

Dr. Javeed SukheraTopic: Bias in the Mirror: Exploring Implicit Bias in Health Professions

Presented by: Dr. Javeed Sukhera, Associate professor of Psychiatry at Schulich School of Medicine, Western University; chair of London Police Services Board

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