May 25th:

Topic: Mind the Gap: Transition of Care in Young Individuals with Chronic Medical Illness
Speaker: Erum Ahmad, MD

May 18th:

Topic: Impact of Social Media on Mental Health in Youth: The Good, The Bad, The Undiscovered
Speaker: Neeti Wyckoff, MD

May 11th:

Topic: Breaching Confidentiality: Priorities to Protecting Patient Privacy
Speaker: Drew Calhoun, MD




May 4th:

Stephen B. Levine Lecture

Topic: Sexual Dysfunctions
Speaker: Stephen B. Levine








April 27th:

Morley Family Depression Lecture

Topic: FMRI Biomarkers Defining Neurophysiological Subtypes of Depression
Speaker: Conor Liston, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry Weil Cornell Medicine










April 20th:

Paul Wellstone Lecture in Mental Health Advocacy

Topic: Ensuring the Survival of Academic Psychiatry in the New Healthcare Era
Speaker: Larry Faulkner, MD President and CEO, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology








April 13th:

NO GRAND ROUNDS - Education Retreat

March 30th:

Topic: Exploring Psychiatry’s Shaky Philosophical Foundations
Speaker:  Awais Aftab, MD







March 23rd:

Topic: Child Neglect – Do We Need To Worry
Speaker: Gurjot Singh, MD










March 16th:

Phillip J. Resnick Lecture

Topic: Critical Thinking in Diagnostic Assessment
Speaker: Terry Kukor, PhD, ABPP 











March 9th:

Topic: The Detection of Malingered Psychosis
Speaker: Phillip J. Resnick, MD








February 23rd:

Topic: Faux Honor and Glory: Dissecting the Pathological Hero Syndrome
Speaker: Ian Lamoureux, MD



February 16th:

Topic: Non-Specific Factors Influencing Clinical Outcomes 
Speaker: Jahanzeb Khan, MD


February 9th:

Bipolar Disorder Research Lecture 

Topic: Management of Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Speaker: Jennifer L. Payne, MD 


February 2nd: 

Topic: Looking for the Icicle in the Haystack: Suicide Prevention in Schools
Speaker: L. Felipe Amunategui, Ph.D.

January 26th:

Alan & Karen Krause College Mental Health Lecture

Topic: Motivational Interviewing: Helping College Students Change Behavior
Speaker: Scott Walters, PhD





January 19th:

Morley Mather Lecture

Topic: Deep Brain Stimulation for Psychiatric Disorders: Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker: Alik Widge, MD, PhD







January 12th:

James Horner Lecture

Topic: Critical Questions to Ask Regarding Telepsychiatry Services for Youth
Speaker: Lloyda B. Williamson, MD, FSAPA 







January 5th :

Topic: Resolving to be a Better Supervisor
Speakers: Andrew Hunt, MD and Susan Stagno, MD.


December 15th:

Sihler Lecture

Topic:  The Role of Culture in the Care of Patients and Families
SpeakerJames Boehnlein, MD





December 8th:

Maryellen Davis Lecture

Topic:  Mechanisms of Variable Disease Expression
Speaker:  Abidemi Adegbola, MD 







November 17th:

Topic: Morbidity & Mortality Conference: A 50-Year Old male with Schizophrenia
Speaker: Heather Wobbe, DO. MBA and Edward Kilbane, MD

November 10th:

Alhambra Lecture

Topic: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities: A Canadian Tale
Speaker: Yona Lunsky, PhD, C.Psych

November 3rd:

Topic: Integrative Medicine for Mental Health: An Evidence- Based Review
Speaker: Christine Kaiser, MS, Lac,LCH,FABORN






October 20th:

Topic: Introduction to Problem and Disordered Gambling
Speaker: Ashley Hartman, MPH, CHES, OCPSA

October 13th:

Topic: The Goldwater Effect & Psychiatry
Speaker: Cheryl Wills, MD

October 6th:

Miriam B. Rosenthal Lecture

Topic: Comfort Zones, Contraception and Clinical Excellence in Mental Health
Speaker: Lulu Zhao, MD, FACOG







September 29th:

Bond Lecture

Topic: The Notorious Past and Bright Future of Psychiatry
Speaker: Jeffrey Lieberman, MD

September 22nd:

Topic: New Research on Epilepsy Stigma
Speaker: Martha Sajatovic, MD 




September 15th:

Topic: When Doctors Become Patients 
Speaker: Robert Klitzman, MD 




September 8th:

Topic: Suicide Prevention as a Standard of Care
Speaker: Michael Hogan, MD 




August 25th:

Topic: In Vivo Drug Discovery for Neuropsychiatric Disease
Speaker: Andrew Pieper, MD 




August 18th:

Rocco Motto Lecture

Topic: Identifying Traumatic Stress and Its Sequelae in Children: An Evidence-Based Update
Speaker: Alissa Huth-Bocks, PhD. 







August 11th:

Topic: Transitional Youth Initiative Update: Research, Clinical, and Training
Speaker: Andrew Hunt, MD 




August 4th:

Topic: Clinical updates: Clozapine, Opioid Withdrawal, Protocols, Valbenazine for Tardive Dyskinesia
Speaker: Heather Carey, PharmD, BCPP 




July 28th:

Frankel Geriatric Psychiatry Lecture

Topic: Treatment-Resistant Depression in Older Adults: New Research
Speaker: Eric Lenze, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine  


July 21st:

L. Douglas Lenkoski Lecture in Community Psychiatry

Topic: Opioid Addiction: Treatment and Research
Speaker: Marc Fishman, MD, Medical Director Maryland Treatment Centers; Assistant Professor Psychiatry at John Hopkins U School of Medicine



July 14th:

Topic: Beyond the Statistics: The Complexity and Tragedy of the Opiate Epidemic
Speaker: Ashley Braun-Gabelman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Christine Delos Reyes, MD, Associate Professor and Margaret Kotz, DO, Discussant Professor, University Hospitals/CWRU

July 7th:

Topic: Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy in Palliative Care
Speaker: Brian Anderson, MD MSc.








June 30th:

Topic: Gender Dysphoria
Speaker: Mariya Borodyanskaya, MD







June 23rd

Topic: Psychiatrist Woes: Lawsuits and Loss of License
Speaker: Adrienne m. Saxton, MD







June 16th:

Reeves Warm Lecture

Topic: Taming the Shark Music: - MOM POWER
Speaker: Drs. Sarah Lytle, Jaina Amin & Sarah Nagle-Yang






June 9th:

Topic: Ethical Challenges in the Treatment of Adults with Intellectual Disability
Speaker: Thomas Scheidemantel, MD 






May 26th:

Ellen and Irving Rothchild Lecture

Topic: Comanaged Care for Medical Inpatients: C–L vs. C/L
Speaker: Philip R. Muskin, MD,MA,DLFAPA






May 19

Topic: Cosmetic Surgery: Beauty or the Beast? 
Speaker: Mark K. Bahoura, MD





May 12

Topic: Violent Video Games – Physiological and Psychological Impact on Children and Adolescents: Literature Review
Speaker:Sree Lathe Krishna Jadapalle, MD







May 5th:

Stephen B. Levine Lecture

Topic: A View of Sexual Dysfunction Drug Development, The Bremelanotide Story
Speaker:Robert Jordan, Vice President, Clinical Operations & Program Management. Palatin Technologies, Inc.

April 28th:

Topic: A Bitter Pill: Involuntary Psychiatric Medication
Speaker: David Burrow, MD, Forensic Fellow,Case Western Reserve University



April 21st:

Morley Family Depression Lecture

Topic: Longitudinal Aspects of Bipolar Disorder
Speaker: Terrence Ketter, MD 




April 7th

M&M Conference (Geropsych)

Topic: Severe Treatment-Resistant Agitation in Traumatic Brain Injury Patient
Speakers: Christine Koniaris, MD, Aaron Vazquez, MD, Xiaoyan Zhang, MD, Muhammad Aftab, MD   

March 31st:

Boaz Lecture

Topic: Diagnosing and Treating Schizophrenia in Adolescence
Speaker: Adelaide Robb, MD 




March 24th:

Topic: Religious and Spiritual Struggles
Speaker: Julie Exline, PhD







March 17th:

Topic: Indispensable Psychology, Psychiatry (And Forensic Psychiatry)
Speaker: Stephen J. Morse, J.D., PhD




March 10th:

Bipolar Disorder Endowed Lectureship

Topic: Overrated
Speaker: Derek Hess, Cleveland-Based Artist








February 24th:

Alan & Karen Krause College Mental Health Lecture

Topic: Fostering Resilience: The Science of Living a Thriving Life
Speaker: Delvina Miremadi-Baldino, Ph.D.




February 17
Topic: Legal Consideration in College Mental Health
Speaker: Darlinda Minor, MD




February 3rd:

Topic: The Fuzzy Boundaries of Local Heroin Markets & Why They Matter
Speaker: Lee Hoffer, PhD, MPE



January 27th:



January 20th:

Topic: Child Murder by Parents: The Physician’s Role in the Aftermath of Tragedy
Speaker: Phillip J. Resnick, MD






January 13th:

Horner Lecture

Topic: Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: An Empirically Supported Psychosocial Treatment for Behavioral Challenging Youth
Speaker: Ross W. Greene, PhD








January 6th:

GRAND ROUNDS - Required attendance for All UH Employees
Topic: UH Cleveland Medical Center’s Journey to a High Reliability Organization
Speaker: Robyn Strosaker, MD, Chief Medical Officer


December 16th:

Maryellen Davis Lecture

Topic: Relationship Based Intervention with Preschool Aged Children with Autism and Their Parents
Speaker: Gerald Mahoney, PhD.

December 9th:

Sihler Family Lecture

Topic: Elevating Our Game: Enhancing Psychotherapy Supervision to Promote Expertise
Speaker: Donna M. Sudak, MD




November 11th:

Alhambra Lecture

Topic: DSM-5 Criteria for Intellectual Developmental Disorder: Clinical and Forensic (Death Penalty) Implications
Speaker: James Harris, MD




November 4th:

Topic: Training Needs of International Medical Graduates in Psychiatry Residency and Influence of Culture
Speaker: Ashutosh Lodhi, MD, MPH




October 28th:

Topic: Psychiatry Through The Lens: Film’s Portrayal of Mental Illness
Speaker: John Shand, MD









October 21st:

Ellen and Irving Rothchild Lecture

Topic: What I Did NOT Learn in Residency: Transplant Psychiatry AKA Integrated Care
Speaker: Cathy Crone, MD








October 14th:

Rocco L. Motto Lecture

Topic: The Rosie, The Rat-Catcher, and a Game called “Poor”
Speaker: Lenore C. Terr, MD Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF Medical Center








October 7th:

Douglas Danford Bond Lecture

Topic: Ending Homelessness
Speaker: Michael H. Ebert, MD






September 30th:

Miriam B. Rosenthal Lecture

Topic: Maternal Psychiatric Illness and Parenting: From Longitudinal Research to Relationship-Focused Intervention
Speaker: Maria Muzik, MD, MS





September 23rd:

Topic: Medical Board: Friend or Foe
Speaker: Cheryl Wills, MD








September 16th:

Psychiatry Mortality/Morbidity

Topic: Review of Case of Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia-Challenges During an Inpatient Hospitalization
Speaker: Rajeet Shrestha, MD,  Alisa Paliya, MD, Christine LaGrotta, MD, Robert Siedler, DO

September 9th:

Topic: Towards a Psychiatric Understanding of the Transgender Phenomena
Speaker: Kenneth J. Zucker, PhD., C and Stephen Levine, MD







September 2nd:


August 26th:

Topic: Neurosis vs Psychosis – Which is it?
Speaker: Dina Soliman, MD





August 19th:

Robert Frankel Lecture

Topic: Therapeutic Advances in Geriatric Depression
Speaker: Helen Labretsky, MD, MS







August 12th:

Topic: In Search of Schizococcus: Past, Present and Future
Speaker: Awais Aftab, MD







August 5th:

Topic: Living with the Aftershocks – Impact of Disaster on Children, a Psychiatric Perspective
Speaker: Priya Shrestha, MD



July 29th:

Douglas L. Lenkoski, MD Lecture

Topic: Gun Violence, Mental illness, and the Law: Balancing Risks and Rights for Effective Policy
Speaker: Jeffrey Swanson, PhD

July 22nd:

Topic: Climbing the Mountain: Obstacles and Facilitators to Treatment Adherence in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Speaker: Sarah Engle, MD and Erum Ahmad, MD 



July 15th:

Topic: Opioid Use Disorder: The Female Experience
Speaker: Ashley Braun-Gabelman, PhD







July 8th:

Reeves Warm Lecture

Topic: Reducing Anxiety Through Play in Pediatric Populations: Developing Empirical Support
Speaker: Sandra Russ, PhD







Psychiatry Mortality/Morbidity Conference

Please note: Because Morbidity and Mortality Conference is a peer-review activity, ONLY those who are employed by University Hospitals, medical students, trainees at UH, or those who have ACTIVE hospital privileges at UH are able to attend.

Topic:  Neuropsychiatric Issues in a Patient with Intellectual Disability
Speaker: Edward Kilbane, MD and Jennifer Brandstetter, MD

June 24th:

Topic: Fitting In When Standing Out: Transitioning into Adulthood with Autism
Speaker: Mona Ferrer, MD, PGY-4 Resident, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


June 17th:

Topic: Five Landmark Cases that Shaped the Practice of Psychiatry”
Speaker: Alexis Beattie, MD, PGY-5 Forensic Fellow University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center 

June 10th:

Topic: How Coming to Terms with Death is Like Trying to Look at the Sun:
Speaker: Stuart Youngner, MD, Professor of Bioethics and Psychiatry Department of Bioethics University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center 





June 3rd:

DEPARTMENT MEETING & Spring Faculty Retreat 

May 27th:

Topic: Kuhn and Paradigm Shifts in Psychiatry
Speaker: Jacob McBride, DO, PGY-4 Resident University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center




May 20th: 

Morley Family Foundation Lecture on Depression and Post-Depression Recovery

Topic: Addressing the Crisis in the Development of New Treatments for Major Depression
Speaker: Andrew D. Krystal, MD, MS  



May 13th:

Topic: Mass Murder and Mental Illness: Smoking Gun or Smoke and Mirrors

Speaker: Lubna Grewal, MD





May 6th:

Topic: The Intersections of ACES, IPV, Neighborhood and Structural Violence on Physical and Mental Health Outcomes
Speaker: Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN




April 29th:

Topic:Black and Blue or Black and White? The Battered Woman Syndrome as a Legal Defense
Speaker: Shree Sarathy, MD, PGY-5 Forensic Psychiatry Fellow University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


April 22nd:

Willard D. Boaz Memorial Lecture

Topic: Childhood Sexual Abuse: Disclosure, Assessment and Treatment Considerations
Speaker: Brooks Keeshin, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics University of Toledo




April 15th:

Topic: Putting on our Oxygen Masks: Promoting Wellness and Preventing Resident Burnout
Speaker: Monica Tone, MD, PGY-4 Psychiatry Resident University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center



April 8th:

Morley/Mather Lecture

Topic: Prevalence, Impact, and Treatments of Treatment-Refractory Bipolar 1 Depression:Focus on MR Imaging, Tractography and Deep Brain Stimulation
Presented at Kulas Auditorium, Lakeside Building, 5th floor
Speakers: Keming Gao, MD, Associate Professor University Hospitals/ClevelandMedical Center 
Jennifer Sweet, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center




April 1st:

Topic: What Went Wrong: Child Psychiatry M&M
Speaker: Molly McVoy, MD, Assistant Professor,Child &Adolescent Psychiatry University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


March 25th:

Topic: Why You Should Care About the NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Initiative
Speaker: Jess Levy, MD 




March 18th:

Topic: What Does A Behavioral Health Specialist Need to Know about the Twelve Steps
Speaker: Nnennaya Nwokeji, MD



March 11th:

Phillip J. Resnick Forensic Psychiatry Lecture

Topic: End of Life Decision-Making: The Role of the Psychiatrist
Speaker:  Richard Martinez, MD, MH




February 26th:

Bipolar Disorders Research Lecture

Topic:  Convergent Mechanistic Models for Neuropsychiatric and Metabolic Disorders: Implications for Novel Therapies 
Speaker: Roger S. McIntyre, MD, FRCPC





February 19th:

College Mental Health Lecture

Topic: An Overview of Major Issues in College Student Mental Health and Suicide
Speaker: Victor Schwartz, MD 




February 12th:

Topic: Understanding Sleep and Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Speaker: Narendran Neelakantachar, MD 



February 5th:

Topic: Pain Management in Patients with Substance-Use Disorder
Speaker: Adeniyi Alatise, MD 


January 22nd:

Morley/Mather Lecture

Topic: The Urban Brain: How Cities Affect How You Think, Feel, and Behave
Speaker: Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, Dean, Professor School of Public Health Boston University



January 29th:

Topic: Treating Developmental Trauma, Mental Illness and Substance Abuse: Triple Track or Uni-Dimensional
Speaker: Elizabeth (Betsy) Baker, MD, South Carolina Department of Mental Health







January 15th:

Topic: Clinical Neuroscience of the Mental Disorders: The Emerging biology of Human Emotion Regulation “Focus on Anhedonia”
Speaker: Joseph R. Calabrese, MD, Director, Mood Disorders Program University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center





January 8th:

James A. Horner Lecture

Topic: Early intervention in First Episode Psychosis: An Urgent, Essential and Achievable Task

Speaker: Steven W. Jewell, MD, DLFAPA, Vice President and Medical Director, Child Guidance & Family Solutions, Professor of Psychiatry, Northeast Ohio Medical University



December 18th:

Topic: Therapy Tails: The Evidence for Animal Assisted Therapy
Speaker: Elise A. Bonder, MD, PGY-5 Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, Chief University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center









December 11th:

Topic: Listening to Stories: Making Meaning
Speaker: Susan Stagno, MD, Director of Education, Department of Psychiatry Professor of Psychiatry and Bioethics Sihler Family Professor of Psychiatry






November 20th:

Topic: Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: Efficacy vs. Effectiveness
Speaker: Keming Gao, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry Clinical Director Mood Disorders Program Medical Director, Electroconvulsive Therapy Service CWRU School of Medicine









November 13th: 


November 6th:

Maryellen Davis Lecture

Topic: The Borderland of Psychiatry and Neurology
Speaker: Max Wiznitzer, MD, Professor, Pediatrics Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, CWRU School of Medicine







October 30th

Topic: Aftermath of a Hijacked Delivery Plan
Speaker: Jaina Amin, MD, BSN, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

October 23rd


October 16th

Topic: Sandplay Therapy/Vocal Psychotherapy”
Speaker: Sana Loue,JD,PhD, MPH,MSSA, MA, LISW, AVT Professor Bioethics, Psychiatry, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Global Health, Vice Dean, Faculty Development and Diversity, CWRU University School of Medicine

October 9th

Rocco L. Motto Lecture

Topic: The Glutamatergic Hypothesis for Down Syndrome: A Translational Journey
Speaker: Alberto Costa, MD, PhD., Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry CWRU School of Medicine, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital – Pediatric Neurology