Trainee Scholarly Activity

The Vanderbilt Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science’s mission is to provide the highest quality care to our patients while educating the next generation of clinicians, educators, and scientists. In our general psychiatry residency program, in addition to providing robust clinical training, we value scholarly activity describing clinical experiences, educational initiatives, quality improvement efforts, and original scientific research aimed at improving care for individuals with mental health disorders.  We facilitate resident scholarly activity through individualized mentorship, time and funding to attend and present research at scientific meetings, and research resources. 


Such scholarly efforts are tailored to help address the particular interests of each resident.  Recent Examples of our trainees' scholarly activity include:




Ahmed R, Ryan C, Christman S, Elson D, Bermudez C, Landman BA, Szymkowicz SM, Boyd BD, Kang H, Taylor WD.  Structural MRI-Based Measures of Accelerated Brain Aging do not Moderate the Acute Antidepressant Response in Late-Life Depression.  American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 30: 1015-1025, 2022.  PMCID: PMC9142760


Hwang B, Unruh BT, Kast KA. Applying good psychiatric management for borderline personality disorder in hospitalized patients with co-occurring substance use disorders. J Acad Consult Liaison Psychiatry. Epub Aug 19, 2022.




Amouri J, Andrews PS, Heckers S, Ely EW, Wilson JE.  A Case of Concurrent Delirium and Catatonia in a Woman With Coronavirus Disease 2019.  J Acad Consult Liaison Psychiatry.  62: 109-114, 2021. PMID 33069380


Canter MO, Tanguturi YC, WIlson JE, Williams SR, Exum SA, Umrania HM, Betters KA, Raman R, Ely EW, Pandharipande PP, Fuchs DC, Smith HAB.   Prospective Validation of the Preschool Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU to Screen for Delirium in Infants Less Than 6 Months Old.  Critical Care Medicine.  49:e902-e909, 2021.  PMID 34166285


Dalton EM, Herndon A, Cundiff A, Fuchs DC, Hart S, Hughie A, Kreth HL, Morgan K, Ried A, Williams DJ, Johnson DP. Decreasing the Use of Restraints on Children Admitted for Behavioral Health Conditions. Pediatrics.  148: e2020003939, 2021


Gopaldas M, Kast KA. Neurobiology of substance use disorders. Book chapter, Addiction Medicine: a case and evidence-based guide. Eds. Jonathan D. Avery, David Hankins. Springer Publishing. 2021.


Hwang B, Kast KA. Substance use disorders. VUMC Internal Medicine Handbook. 2021


Hwang B, Williamson E.  Review of the book Beyond Behaviors, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 61: 1321-1322, 2021


Kwan L, Stovall J. Schizophrenia. In Domino F. (Ed.) The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2022,  Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. 2021,


Lindquist Lowen K, Smith S, Fuchs DC. Letter to the Editor: Acute Hypertriglyceridemia in an Infant Treated with Quetiapine for Pediatric Delirium. J Child Adolesc Psychopharm. 31: 511-512, 2021


Nordness MF, Patel MB, Erickson CR, Kiehl A, Jackson JC, Raman R, Pandharipande PP, Ely EW, WIlson JE.  Depression predicts long-term cognitive impairment in survivors of critical illness.  J Trauma Acute Care Surg.  90: 79-86, 2021


Williamson E, Wilson Jr WE, Pope K, Fuchs C. What’s Next After High School: Exploring Options Through Identification of Individual Strengths and Needs.  InDurenne, J, and Chan, V, eds. Transition-Age Youth Mental Health Care: Bridging the Gap Between Pediatric and Adult Psychiatric Care. Cham, Switzerland: p. 345-56, 2021.