Advanced Resident Seminar

On Wednesday mornings, the third and fourth year residents attend seminars on advanced topics. These seminars are organized into "courses" that alternate every other year.


Date Title Lecturer
Business and Administrative Aspects of Psychiatry
9/18/2013 Introduction Melissa Harbit, MD
9/25/2013 Politics of Healthcare Melissa Harbit, MD; George Elias, MD; Daniel Murray, MD; Juee Phalak, MD; Keith Wood, MD; Libby Peek, MD; John Hearn, MD
10/2/2013 Other topics-ACOs, Health Insurance Markeplace, etc. Melissa Harbit, MD; Nick Ranallo, MD; Keerthi Akkineni, MD; Eric Wittrock, MD; George Manatt, MD; Brendan O'Connor, MD; Thetsu Mon, MD, PhD
10/9/2013 Private Practice Luis Giuffra, MD, PhD
10/16/2013 Regulatory Agencies Melissa Harbit, MD; Marie Anne Gebara, MD; Marie Walker, MD, PhD; Iffat Bhuiyan, MD; Janet Chen, MD; Alireza Parsoei, MD; Matt Perry, MD; Adarsh Reddy, MD, PhD; John Vaszari, MD
10/23/2013 Administrative Psychiatry Mark Johnson, MD & Jaime Hook, MD
10/30/2013 HIPAA/Privacy Rules Cherie Nabholz
11/6/2013 Contracting and Credentialing Donna Sand & Eghigian
11/13/2013 Billing, Collections and Compliance Sue Renner & Cherie Nabholz
11/20/2013 Establishing a Practice Rita Scott & Cindy Smith
Translational Research and Reading the Scientific Literature
12/4/2013 NMDA & Psychosis Keith Wood, MD & John Vaszari, MD (Farber)
12/11/2013 Ketamine & Depression John Hearn, MD & Mari AnneGebara, MD (Farber)
12/18/2013 Ketamine and mTor Thetsu Mon, MD, PhD & Brendan O'Connor, MD (Mennerick)
1/8/2014 Nitroprusside & Schizophrenia Elizabeth Peek, MD &Keerthi Akkineni, MD (Farber)
1/15/2014 Drug-Induced Apoptosis Marie Walker, MD & Daniel Murray, MD (Farber)
1/22/2014 Autism & Eye Tracking Wittrock & Parsoei (Constantino)
1/29/2014 Clock genes and mania Elias & Reddy (Herzog)
2/5/2014 Stats & Power Bhuiyan & Phalak (Hartz)
2/12/2014 GWAS & Li Responsive BAD Ranallo & Chen (Bierut)
2/19/2014 Fear & Amygdala Perry & Manatt (Farber)
History of Psychiatry
2/26/2014 "Introduction; History of WU Dept. of Psychiatry" Eugene Rubin, MD, PhD
3/5/2014 "Catatonia" Brendan O'Connor, MD & John Hearn, MD
3/12/2014 "Chapter 1: The Birth of Psychiatry" Marie Anne Gebara, MD & Elizabeth Peek, MD
3/19/2014 "Chapter 2: The Asylum Era" Thetsu Mon, MD & Marie Walker, MD
3/26/2014 "Chapter 3: The 1st Biological Psychiatry" John Vaszari, MD & Keith Wood, MD
4/2/2014 "Chapter 4: Nerves" Dan Murray, MD & Iffat Bhuiyan, MD
4/9/2014 "Chapter 5: The Psychoanalytic Hiatus" Ali Parsoei, MD & Juee Phalak, MD
4/16/2014 "Chapter 6: Alternatives" George Manatt, MD, Matt Perry, MD & Eric Wittrock, DO
4/23/2014 "Chapter 7: The 2nd Biological Psychiatry" George Elias, MD, Nick Ranallo, MD & Adarsh Reddy, MD
4/30/2014 "Chapter 8: From Freud to Prozac" Keerthi Akkineni, MD & Janet Chen, MD


Date Title Lecturer
Law, Ethics and Psychiatry
9/19/2012 "Introduction and Competency" Melissa Harbit, M.D.
9/26/2012 "Ethics and Professionalism" Melissa Harbit, M.D.
10/3/2012 "Confidentiality, Privilege and Informed Consent" Melissa Harbit, M.D.
10/10/2012 "Duty to Protect" Melissa Harbit, M.D.
10/17/2012 "Violence Risk Assessment and Sexual Offenders" Melissa Harbit, M.D.
10/24/2012 "Malpractice"" Michael Jarvis, M.D., Ph.D.
10/31/2012 "Workers' Compensation, ADA, ERISA, and Sexual Harassment" Melissa Harbit, M.D.
11/7/2012 "Right to Treatment, Right to Refuse Treatment and Civil Commitment" Melissa Harbit, M.D.
11/14/2012 "Insanity Defense" Melissa Harbit, M.D.
11/28/2012 "Expert Witness Testimony: Do's and Don'ts" Michael Jarvis, M.D. Ph.D.
Translational Research and Reading the Scientific Literature
12/5/2012 Fear and LTP (Mennerick) Luigi Cardella, MD & Miriam Schroeder, MD
12/12/2012 NMDA Receptors and Glycine (Mennerick) Leigh Brown, DO & Bonnie Applewhite, MD
12/19/2012 D-cycloserine and Fear (Farber) Celeste Herleth, MD & Vaishali Shah, MD
1/2/2013 Autism (Dougherty) Sushma Chandramouli, MD & Thetsu Mon, MD, PhD
1/9/2013 LTD and Fragile-X (Farber) Brendan O'Connor, MD & Elizabeth Peek, MD
1/16/2013 Imaging and Fragile-X (Hershey) John Hearn, MD& Daniel Murray, MD
1/23/2013 Dopamine VTA and Reward (Mennerick) Marie Walker, MD, PhD & John Vaszari, MD
1/30/2013 Dopamine and Glutamate Co-release (Mennerick) James Harper, MD & Marie Anne Gebara, MD
2/6/2013 Imaging Drug Dependence and Dopamine (Black) Keith Wood, MD
Cross-Cultural Psychiatry
2/13/2013 Intro to cross-cultural psychiatry, competency, and course organization Li-Shiun Chen, MD & Sarah Hartz, MD
2/20/2013 Cross-ethnic pharmacogenetics Marie Anne Gebara, MD & James Harper, MD
2/27/2013 Cross-cultural psychiatric diagnoses & diagnostic systems; cross-cultural phenomenology, psychopathology & epidemiology John Hearn, MD & Thetsu Mon, MD, PhD
3/6/2013 Psychiatry practices in different countries Daniel Murray, MD & Brendan O'Connor, MD
3/13/2013 Cross-cultural psychiatric assessment Elizabeth Peek, MD & John Vaszari, MD
3/20/2013 Cross-cultural psychiatric management Marie Walker, MD & Keith Wood, MD
Neuroimaging/Functional Anatomy of Emotion
3/27/2013 "Basics of Neuroimaging Part I" Kevin Black, MD
4/3/2013 "Basics of Neuroimaging Part II" Kevin Black, MD
4/10/2013 "Basics of Neuroimaging Part III" Kevin Black, MD
4/17/2013 "Pharmacodynamic Imaging Using fMRI" Kevin Black, MD
4/24/2013 "Using Neuroimaging to Inform Mechanisms Conferring Susceptibility to Psychopathology" Ryan Bogdan, PhD
5/1/2013 "Developmental Imaging Studies of Affective Regulation and Disorders - Impact of Environmental Influences" Kelly Botteron, MD
5/8/2013 "The Developing Brain and Psychopathology: Promise, Pragmatics, and Pitfalls" Michael Gaffery, PhD
5/15/2013 An introduction to fMRI and fcMRI" John Pruett, MD, PhD