The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA (Google Map) is pleased to present Institute Grand Rounds, our weekly educational conference that brings you cutting-edge information about the clinical neurosciences, human behavior, and mental health care.

     Institute Grand Rounds programs are held in the Louis Jolyon West Auditorium (C8-183) in the Semel Institute building (entrance at 720 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles CA 90095 (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 have been webcast online since 1996 with streaming video. If a presentation has been archived, its title will appear as a hyperlink; if the title is not a hyperlink, then either it has not been archived yet or the speaker declined to permit webcasting.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 Semel Institute educational programs, please call the Office of Professional and Community Education at (310) 206-9299, or send email to ldnguyen@mednet.ucla.edu

     Please note that, effective September 2017, some of the presentations will not be accredited for CME or other continuing education credit; this allows us to bring you important topics where the relevance to clinical practice lies more distantly in the future.

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

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January through December 2018

 

 

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July 3,
2018
Independence Day Holiday Week - No Grand Rounds

 

Psychosocial Interventions in the
Early Stages of Bipolar Disorder

David J Miklowitz, PhD
Director, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program
Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

 

Neuroimaging in Bipolar Disorder:
Implications for Differential Diagnosis,
Course, and Treatment

Patricia D. Walshaw, PhD
Director, Neurobehavioral Epilepsy Program
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

 

Managing Bipolar Disorder
during Pregnancy

Victoria C Hendrick, MD
Director of Inpatient Psychiatry
Olive View - UCLA Medical Center
Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

P O S T P O N E D until October 10

Controversies in the Management of
Bipolar Depression

Michael Gitlin, MD
Founding Director, Adult Mood Disorders Clinic
Director, Division of Adult Psychiatry
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at UCLA
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

 

Alcoholism: Translating Neurobiology
to the Clinic

Lara A Ray, PhD
Professor of Psychology
UCLA College of Letters & Science
Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
UCLA Brain Research Institute

 

Substance Use and Depression

Suzette Glasner-Edwards, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA

 

Psychiatric Perspectives on
the Opioid Epidemic

Larissa Mooney, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
UCLA Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA
Acting Chief, Greater Los Angeles VA Substance Use Disorders Section
August 28,
2018
No Grand Rounds
September
2018
No Grand Rounds will be held in September due to Labor Day, the PRITE Exam, and the Residents' Retreat
October 2,
2018
No Grand Rounds
October 9,
2018
No Grand Rounds

 

Addressing Homelessness Among Persons
with Mental Illness

 

Sonya Gabrielian, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Core Investigator, VA Los Angeles HSR&D Center of Innovation
Core Investigator, Health Sciences Unit, VISN22 Mental Health Research, Education and Clinical Center

 

The Neurobiology of Freedom and
the Dysexecutive Syndrome

 

Joaquin M Fuster, MD PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus
Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at UCLA
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

 

Controversies in the Management of
Bipolar Depression

 

Michael Gitlin, MD
Founding Director, Adult Mood Disorders Clinic
Director, Division of Adult Psychiatry
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at UCLA
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
November 6,
2018
No Grand Rounds: Election Day
November 13,
2018
No Grand Rounds
November 20,
2018
No Grand Rounds: Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Practical Clinical Updates
ADHD in Adults

 

James McGough, MD, MS
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
UCLA Semel Institute

 

Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in the
Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood

 

Anne Marie Albano, PhD
Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center
Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Director, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD)
Clinical Director, NYPH Youth Anxiety Center at CUCARD
Editor, Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

 

Practical Clinical Updates Clozapine Prescribing Practices:
Turning the Mirror on Ourselves

 

Yvonne Yang, MD PhD
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System
Associate Training Program Director, UCLA Semel Institute Health Sciences Assistant
Clinical Professor, UCLA Semel Institute
Director, Psychosis Clinic, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System
Deputy Lead for Psychosis Section, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System
December 18,
2018
No Grand Rounds: Winter Break
December 25,
2018
No Grand Rounds: Winter Break
January 1,
2019
No Grand Rounds: Winter Break

 

January 8,
2019

learning objectives

 

HEAD Talks

 

Psychiatry Residents
UCLA Psychiatry Residency Training Program

 

Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma
of the Nazi War Criminals

 

Joel Dimsdale, MD
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus and Research Professor
University of California, San Diego
January 22,
2019
No Grand Rounds: Martin Luther King Junior Day

 

Positive Psychiatry for Aging with Schizophrenia

 

Dilip Jeste, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care
Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences
Director, Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging
University of California, San Diego

 

February 5,
2019

 

A Critical Assessment of the Translational Potential
of EEG Assessment in Mice

 

Steven Siegel, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Franz Alexander Chair in Psychiatry
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

 

February 12,
2019

 

The Contradictions Between Clinical and Law Enforcement Priorities
on the Frontlines of Serious Mental Illness Care
in Los Angeles County

 

Philippe Bourgois, PhD
Professor of Anthropology and Director, Center for Social Medicine
February 19,
2019
No Grand Rounds: President's Day Holiday
February 26,
2019
No Grand Rounds: Cancelled

 

March 5,
2019

 

Resiliency Among Children and Adolescents
Coping with Poverty and Disease

 

Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Ph.D.
Director, Global Center for Children and Families
Semel Institute and the Department of Psychiatry, UCLA

 

March 12,
2019

 

Splendid Isolation: Searching for the Neural Basis
of Social Disconnection

 

Michael Green, Ph.D.
Professor-in-Residence
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

 

March 19,
2019

 

Cantwell Lecture
The Salience of Pharmacokinetic and Drug Metabolism
Studies in Pediatric Psychopharmacology

 

Robert L. Findling, MD, MBA
Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor
Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Vice President, Psychiatric Services & Research
Kennedy Krieger Institute
March 26,
2019
No Grand Rounds: Spring Break / Cesar Chavez Day

 

April 2,
2019

 

Public Health Implications of Medical Cannabis
Legalization in the United States

 

David A. Gorelick, MD, PhD, DLFAPA
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Maryland School of Medicine

 

April 9,
2019

 

Responding to Decisionally-Capable Individuals
who are Determined to End their Own Lives:
Contending with Pre-planned Death

 

Joel Yager, MD
Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

April 16,
2019

 

Practical Clinical Updates
Ketamine: From Mechanism to Clinical Translational Delivery

 

Jennifer L. Kruse, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Faculty, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
Program Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship
Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

 

April 23,
2019

 

Evolutionary Anthropology of Schizophrenia

 

Daniel Fessler, PhD
Associate Professor of Anthropology
UCLA

 

April 30,
2019

 

Teaching Awards
Resident/Fellow Research Symposium
1. Role of Gut Microbiome in Depression
2. Thalamic GABA:Glu Ratio is Related to Thalamic Connectivity
and Sensory Over-Responsivity in Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

Sungeun Melanie Lee, MD, PhD
Psychiatry Resident, PGY-4
Chief Resident of Research
UCLA-Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior

Emily Wood, MD, PhD
Psychiatry Post-Doc/Fellow Physician - Child & Adolescent Division
UCLA-Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior

 

May 7,
2019

 

Greenblatt Lecture
Breaking the Silence: Physician Impairment, Burnout and Suicide

 

Anne L. Glowinski, MD
Professor of Psychiatry (Child)
Director Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Education and Training
Associate Director, William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine

 

May 14,
2019

 

Universal Health Coverage
For Mental Health Problems

 

Vikram Patel, PhD
The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School
May 21,
2019
No Grand Rounds: APA
May 28,
2019
No Grand Rounds: Memorial Day Holiday

 

June 4,
2019

 

Update on Psychedelics in Psychiatry

 

Charles Grob, MD
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

 

June 11,
2019

 

Practical Clinical Updates
Treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia

 

Walter Dunn MD, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCLA Department of Psychiatry
West Los Angeles VA
UCLA Operation Mend

 

June 18,
2019

 

Characterizing Current MDMA Use Patterns
And Barriers To Harm Reduction:
UCLA International MDMA Survey

 

Adrienne Grzenda, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Resident in Psychiatry
Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Timothy Fong MD
Professor of Addiction Psychiatry
Director, UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Co-Director, UCLA Gambling Studies Program
Executive Committee, UCLA Cannabis Research Initative
June 25,
2019
No Grand Rounds: Orientation

 

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Two resources that may be helpful and that are related to AB1195 include this document from UCLA DGSOM and this resource guide from UCSD.