Grand Rounds AY22




    (with link to Blog post with archived recording)

Curt LaFrance, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Professor of Neurology
Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Neuropsychiatric aspects of Conversion Disorder /
Functional Neurological Disorders


Anthony Grace, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
University of Pittsburgh

Early Life Stress and Susceptibility to Schizophrenia and Depression

Luton Endowed Lecture in General Psychiatry: Maria A. Oquendo, MD
Ruth Meltzer Professor of Psychiatry
Chairman of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Psychiatrist-in-Chief , University of Pennsylvania Health System

Therapeutic Approaches to
Suicidal Behavior 


Psychiatry MM&I

The Logistics of Clozaril Management 
(Recordings not available for
MM&I Conferences)


Jeffrey Hine, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Director of Primary Care Outreach and Training Vanderbilt Kennedy Center / Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (VKC/TRIAD)

Integrating ASD Diagnostic Assessment and Care Coordination within Pediatric Primary Care Settings
10/1/21 Sarah Kopelovich, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Re-envisioning psychosis care through the systemic integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Psychology Division Case Conference: Forensics 

Incompetent Individuals with Psychosis charged with Misdemeanors - No Place to Go

10/15/21 Hollender Endowed Lecture in Geriatric Psychiatry: Davangere P. Devanand, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
(in Neurology and in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center) 

Clinico-pathological correlations and therapeutics of psychopathology in neurodegenerative disorders


Department Retreat



Neil Woodward, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Bixler-Johnson-Mayes Vanderbilt Chair
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Thalamus in Psychosis

11/5/21 Psychiatry MM&I Patient Escalation Leading to Arrest 
(Recordings not available for
MM&I Conferences)

Aaron Brinen, PsyD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Developing Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy: Evidence-Based Journey into Recovery

11/19/21 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Division Case Conference:
Yasas Tanguturi, MD
Pharmacologic management of acute agitation in children and adolescents

Danny Winder, PhD
Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Bixler-Johnson-Mayes Endowed Chair
Director,  Vanderbilt Center for Addiction ResearchVanderbilt University

A Mouse-to-Human Approach to Understand the Role of the Extended Amygdala in Stress and Alcohol Use Disorder
12/17/21 Autumn Kujawa, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of
Psychology and Human Development
Vanderbilt University 
Translating affective neuroscience to intervention: An examination of reward responsiveness in the development and treatment of depression
1/7/22 Addiction Division Case Conference:
Mariah Smith, MD

Novel psychoactive drugs: Synthetics, designer drugs and beyond

1/14/22 Colm Cunningham, PhD
 Associate Professor in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology
Trinity College Dublin
At the interface of delirium and dementia: Using animal models to interrogate the impact of acute systemic inflammation on the brain
1/21/22 Cheryl King, PhD
Youth and Young Adult Depression and Suicide Prevention Research Program
Adolescent Suicide:  Screening, Risk Assessment and Intervention

Barbara Gay Lecture in Child
Ellen Leibenluft, MD

Senior Investigator and Chief of the Section on Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience
Intramural Research Program
National Institute of Mental Health

Childhood irritability and neural mechanisms of frustration

General Psychiatry Division Case Conference: Transplant Psychiatry

Assessment and Management of Psychiatric Illness in a Patient Undergoing Heart Transplantation

Rachel Donnelly, PhD
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Vanderbilt University

Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Interplay of Individual Stressors and State Sociopolitical Contexts
2/18/22 Jeffrey Strawn, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics
and Clinical Pharmacology
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Precision Medicine Approaches to the Psychopharmacologic Treatment of Pediatric Anxiety
2/25/22 Harold Jordan Lecture honoring Diversity and Inclusion: Robert M. Sellers, PhD
Charles D. Moody Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Education
Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
University of Michigan
Racism from the Perspectives of an African American Man, Race Scholar, and Chief Diversity Officer

No Event

3/11/22 Psychiatry MM&I Suicide and the impact on providers (slides)
(Recordings not available for
MM&I Conferences)
3/18/22 No Event  
3/25/22 Psychiatry Department Meeting  
4/1/22 Amy Pinkham, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas
Paranoia Across the Continuum from Healthy to Pathological
4/8/21 Bennett Landman, PhD
Professor and Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vanderbilt University
Data driven interference in diffusion MRI: Deep learning harmonization of quantitative brain biomarkers

Orr Endowed Lecture in Addiction Psychiatry:
Michelle Lofwall, MD

Professor, Departments of Behavioral
Science and Psychiatry
Bell Alcohol and Addictions Endowed Chair University of Kentucky

Novel Workforce and Treatments to Help Persons with Opioid Use Disorder Across the Care Continuum
4/22/22 Eric Nestler, PhD
Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience, Director of the Friedman Brain Institute and Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Transcriptional and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Depression
4/29/22 No Event  
5/6/22 Mazen Kheirbek, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
Representing rewarding and aversive experiences in hippocampal circuits
5/13/22 Geriatric Division Case Conference Subjective Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
5/20/22 Aaron Alexander-Bloch, MD, PhD
Director, Brain-Gene-Development Laboratory
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Using brain imaging and genetic normative models to investigate developmental psychiatric conditions

Psychiatry MM&I

(Recordings not available for
MM&I Conferences)
6/3/22 Cancelled  

Academic Psychiatry Day

Alvin C. Powers, MD
Joe C. Davis Chair in Biomedical Science
Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Director, Vanderbilt Diabetes Center
Chief, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Multi-variable equations, dominos (not the pizza), and boats: some thoughts about science and medicine (connections, collaborations, etc.)