Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds takes place weekly from mid-September to mid-May. Topics run the gamut from basic neuroscience to clinical topics. Below is a listing of talks given in the last two years.


Date Title Speaker
9/17/2013 "Ketamine & Depression: Overview & Concepts" Charles Zorumski, MD
9/24/2013 NMDA Receptor Antibody Disorder – Influence on the Evolution of Psychiatry Eugene H. Rubin, MD, PhD
10/1/2013 Gildea Lecture
"Neuroactive Steroids and Oxysterols: Therapeutic Implications for CNS Drug Discovery"
Steven M Paul, MD Director, Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research Institute, Professor of Neuroscience (Brain and Mind Research Institute), Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Burton P and Judith B Resnick Distinguished Professor of Neurodegenerative Diseases, De Witt Wallace Senior Scholar, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
10/8/2013 NMDA Antagonists — Psychotogens, Neurotoxins, and Potential Antidepressants Nuri B. Farber, MD
10/15/2013 Marjorie Frank Lesser Resident Invitational
“After the Unthinkable: Reconsidering the Mental Health Consequences of Disaster”
Carol North, MD, MPE The Nancy and Ray L. Hunt Chair in Crisis Psychiatry Director, Program in Trauma and Disaster, VA North Texas Health Care System Professor of Psychiatry and Surgery/Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Southwestern
10/22/2013 "Changing Patterns in the Abuse and Misuse of Opioid Analgesics" Theodore Cicero, PhD
10/29/2013 Lee Robins Lecture
"Psychiatric Disorder and Violence Revisited: Assumptions and Controversies Pertaining to Brain and Genetic Influences in the Context of Public Safety"
Rolf Loeber, PhD Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatry Institute and Clinic, Professor of Psychology and Epidemiology, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
11/5/2013 Psychiatry and Public Health Series
"Global Health Challenges: Not Just Infectious Diseases"
William Powderly, MD J Campbell Professor of Medicine; Director, Institute for Public Health, Washing University; Co-Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University
11/12/2013 "Legalization of Cannabis: Medical, Legal & Social Ramifications" Dragan Svrakic, MD, PhD and Kenneth Freedland, PhD
11/19/2013 "A Glimpse into the Genetic Future for Medicine" Laura Bierut, MD
11/26/2013 "Deafness and Psychiatry" Donald Bohnenkamp, MD
12/3/2013 "Tracing the Origins of Human Social Competency in Young Twins" John Constantino, MD
12/10/2013 "Continuing to Consider Suicide Anew" Anne L. Glowinski, MD
12/17/2013 "MCAT 2015: A Better Test for Tomorrow's Doctors" Barry Hong, PhD
1/7/2014 "Metabolic Syndrome in Psychiatric Patients: Addressing Mortality" Misty L. Gonzalez, PharmD, BCPP Clinical Assistant Professor SIUe School of Pharmacy Psychiatric Clinical Pharmacist Barnes-Jewish Hospital
1/14/2014 "Sensitive Periods in Brain Development: Implications for Psychiatric Therapeutics (Across the Lifespan)" Joan Luby, MD
1/21/2014 "The Human Connectome Project" Deana Barch, PhD
1/28/2014 "Stress and Psychosis" Fay Womer, MD
2/4/2014 "Integrating Psychiatric Care into an Academic Primary Care Setting: the COH Collaborative Care Clinic " Brianne Disabato, MD
2/11/2014 " Forensic Psychiatry: A Review of Competency" Melissa Harbit, MD
2/18/2014 "A Neurogenetics Approach to Understanding Psychopathology" Ryan Bogdan, PhD
2/25/2014 "Cancer Psychiatry: Past is Prologue-or Maybe Not!" Marty Clarke, PDA
3/4/2014 "Abraham Lincoln: What His Life Teaches Us about Chronic Depression: Part I: The Narrative of Lincoln's Life" C. Robert Cloninger, MD

Charles Conway, MD
3/11/2014 "Abraham Lincoln: What His Life Teaches Us about Chronic Depression: Part II: How Lincoln's Evolving Personality Influenced His Depression C. Robert Cloninger, MD

Charles Conway, MD
3/18/2014 Guze Lecture
"Transcriptional and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Depression"
Eric Nestler, MD, PhD Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience Chair, Department of Neuroscience Director, Friedman Brain Institute Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York, New York
3/25/2014 “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: New Findings in Stress, Aging, and Cognitive Function” Eric Lenze, MD
4/1/2014 "The Intersection of Child Maltreatment and Consult Liaison Child Psychiatry: Identification and Treatment" Eric Spiegel, MD
4/8/2014 Sansone Lecture
"Empowerment and Disempowerment: Attributes that Empower Achievement or Impoverish One's Life
Trevor Archer, PhD Professor of Psychology University of Gothenburg in Sweden
4/15/2014 Shobe Lecture
"Childhood Onset Schizophrenia: Rare but Worth Studying"
Judith L. Rapoport, MD NIH Distinguished Investigator Chief, Child Psychiatry Branch National Institute of Mental Health Bethesda, MD
4/22/2014 Alex Kaplan Lecture
“Living with the Enemy: Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and the Severely Mentally Ill”
Steven T. Levy, MD Executive Associate Chair Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Emory University School of Medicine and Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute Atlanta GA
4/29/2014 “Update on the Department of Psychiatry and the Taylor Family Institute” Charles Zorumski, MD
5/6/2014 Resident/Fellows Lectures
"The Ventral Attention Network in Children with Anxiety Disorders"

"Medication-Enhanced Rapid Therapy: Is there a 'quick fix'?"
Chad M. Sylvester, MD, PhD

Brendan O'Connor, MD
5/13/2014 "Effects of Local Hospital Closures on the Acuity of Inpatient Psychiatric Admissions at BJH"

"Decision Analysis: A Tool for Evaluating Cost Effectiveness Obesity in the context of Antipsychotic Use in Children"
John Hearn, MD

Rachel Metheny, MD


Date Title Speaker
9/18/2012 "Neurosteroids, Stress & Depression: New Therapeutic Targets?" Charles Zorumski, MD
9/25/2012 "Marijuana, the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), Current and Future Medications" Eugene Rubin, MD, PhD
10/2/2012 Shobe Lecture
"The Ascendancy of Pharmacotherapy in American Mental Health Care"
Mark Olfson, MD, MPH Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York
10/9/2012 Guze Lecture
"The Vermont Family Based Approach: Health Promotion, Prevention and Family Based Intervention"
James Hudziak, MD Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Pediatrics Thomas M. Achenbach Chair in Developmental Psychopathology Director, Vermont Center for Children, Youth & Families Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fletcher Allen Health Care University of Vermont
10/16/2012 Eli Robins Lecture
"Toward a New Pathophysiology and Anatomy in Depression: Treatment Possibilities"
Fritz Henn, PhD, MD Professor Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
10/23/2012 Alex Kaplan Lecture
"An Evidence-Based Psychodynamic Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder"
Eve Caligor, MD Clinical Professor of Psychiatry NYU School of Medicine
10/30/2012 "A Journey of Persistence and Courage: from an Isolated Life of Homelessness on the Street to a Mission Helping as a Mental Health Worker" Case Presentation, Interview and Discussion Richard Hudgens, MD
11/6/2012 "The Human Connectome Project: Update on Cognitive, Affective and Neural Domains" Deanna Barch, PhD
11/13/2012 Lee Robins Lecture
"Moving to Opportunity: Its Differential Impact on Mental Health"
Felton (Tony)Earls, MD Professor Emeritus of Child Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Research Professor of Human Behavior and Development
11/20/2012 "Dancing with DSM 5: One step forward, two steps back" Dragan Svrakic, MD, PhD
11/27/2012 I. Understanding and Targeting the Causal Pathway from Childhood Emotion Dysregulation to Psychiatric Impairment (9:00 AM - 9:45 AM) II. A Brief Update on the State of the W.U. Division of Child Psychiatry (9:45 AM - 10:00 AM) John Constantino, MD
12/4/2012 "Why are most Tic Disorders Transient? And .... are they?" Kevin Black, MD
12/11/2012 "The Effects of Poverty on Childhood Brain Development" Joan Luby, MD
12/18/2012 "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Major Depression: From Research to the Clinic Setting" Pilar Cristancho, MD
12/25/2012 HOLIDAY
1/1/2013 HOLIDAY
1/8/2013 "SSRI and SNRI Treatment Patterns, Healthcare Utilization and Cost among Patients with Major Depressive Disorder" Keith Isenberg, MD
1/15/2013 "Cognitive and Psychological Symptom Validity in the Assessment of Neuropsychiatric Conditions" Michael Oliveri, PhD, ABPP Neurobehavioral Associates of St. Louis
1/22/2013 "Forensic Psychiatry: The Expert Witness" Kara Gulewicz, WUMS IV
1/29/2013 MINICOURSE "Is Smoking Hazardous to Mental Health?" Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD and Richard Grucza, PhD
2/5/2013 MINICOURSE "Genomics and Personalized Medicine - Smoking Cessation Treatments" LiShiun Chen, MD
2/12/2013 Gildea Lecture
"Development of Emotion Regulation: From Human Imaging to Mouse Genetics"
BJ Casey, PhD Director of Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology Professor of Developmental Psychobiology Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York
2/19/2013 "Heroin Use in Missouri - Temporal Trends and Implications for Genetic Investigations" Elliot Nelson, MD
2/26/2013 "What We Know about Suicide Prevention and Where Do We Go from Here?" Anne L. Glowinski, MD, MPE
3/5/2013 Resident Invitational
"The Insanity of the Insanity Defense"
John Rabun, MD

Ellen Blau, JD, Division Director Missouri Public Defender System

Robert P. McCulloch, JD, St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney
3/12/2013 "Imaging Biomarkers of Pathways Impairing Treatment Response in Late Life Depression" Yvette Sheline, MD
3/19/2013 "Is Dopamine the Critical Neurotransmitter in Treatment-Resistant Depression? Recent Aripiprazole Findings" Charles Conway, MD
3/26/2013 "Teaching Psychiatry to Medical Students: Current Practice and Future Considerations" Melissa Harbit, MD
4/2/2013 "What is a Healthy Personality? (and What Difference does it Make Clinically?)" C. Robert Cloninger, MD, PhD
4/9/2013 Sansone Lecture
"In Search of Aristotle: Are Melancholy and Suicidality the Price of Creativity and Eminence in Professional Domains?"
Hagop Akiskal, MD Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry University of California at San Diego
4/16/2013 "New Treatments for Mental Disorders: Why We’ve Failed, and how We will Succeed" Eric Lenze, MD
4/23/2013 "Changes in Residency Training: Next Accreditation System & The Milestone Project" Nuri B. Farber, MD
4/30/2013 "The Integration of Psychotherapeutic Techniques and Medication Management in Clinical Practice: A Clinic Case Discussion Brianne Disabato, MD and Keith Wood, MD
5/7/2013 Resident/Fellows Lectures
"Ketamine-Based Therapy for Treatment for Treatment Resistant Depression "

"16 Year Old Female with Precipitous Onset of Anxiety and Psychotic Symptoms: A Case Report"
Celeste Herleth, MD

Pallav Pareek, MD
5/14/2013 Resident/Fellows Lectures
"Psychiatric Follow Up After Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization"

"Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Recruitment: What Candidates Are Thinking"
Luigi Cardella, MD

John Rudersdorf, MD