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Grand Rounds Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

September 2018 - June 2019
11 am-12:30pm

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Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD
Professor & Chair
Department of Psychiatry
Stony Brook University



Rachel Kidman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Family, Population &
Preventive Medicine
Program in Public Health
Stony Brook University

Cumulative adversity and mental health in early adolescence: Preliminary findings from Malawi


Max Fink, MD, Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychiatry
Stony Brook University

Edward Shorter, PhD
Jason A Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto

Authors of: The Madness of Fear: A History of Catatonia, Oxford University Press, 2018

Catatonia: The History of a Book, and the Contributions from Stony Brook


Eric Fombonne, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Director of Autism Research, Institute on Development and Disability
Oregon Health & Science University

What drives the rate of autism?


*No Grand Rounds  (Mental Health Awareness Week)

*Due to mandatory "Cultural Competency Training" seminar, there will be no Grand Rounds on 10/9/18 


Mary Sano, PhD
Director, Alzheimer Disease Research Center
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Associate Dean, Clinical Research
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Director of Research
James J Peters VAMC

Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease with clinical and biomarker evidence

10/23 Katherine McKenzie, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Yale Center for Asylum Medicine
Yale University 
Asylum seekers in a time of record forced displacement: The role of the clinician
10/30 Charles F Reynolds III, MD
UPMC Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry
Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Graduate School of Public Health
Director of the Aging Institute of UPMC and
the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh

Burning Bright, Not Out:  Preventing Physician Suicide

*To be held at the MART auditorium at 1 pm*


Alan S. Brown, MD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology
Columbia University Medical Center
Director, Program in Birth Cohort Studies
Division of Epidemiology
New York State Psychiatric Institute

New directions in research on neurodevelopmental factors and risk of schizophrenia, autism, and other psychiatric outcomes


Joel Saltz, MD, PhD
Cherith Chair of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Stony Brook University

Integrative Image Analytics, Deep Learning and Computational Phenotypes


Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair

Department of Psychiatry

Stony Brook University

Reproducibility and Accountability in Science: A case study of the lack of effects of lithium on serotonin brain markers in vivo in bipolar depression




Lawrence S. Kegeles, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology at CUMC
Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute




Steven M. Silverstein, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Director of Research
Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care
Co-Director, Rutgers-Princeton Center for Computational Cognitive Neuropsychiatry

Changes in retinal activity and structure in schizophrenia, and their broader implications for pathophysiology and patient monitoring


Yulia Landa, PsyD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, CBT for Psychosis Research and Clinical Program
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment and prevention of psychosis


CANCELLED - H. Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry & Vice Chair for Research
Columbia University
Director of Psychiatric Research, New York State
  Psychiatric Institute
Director, Research Area for Anxiety, Mood,
  Eating and Related Disorders
Director, Center for OCD and Related

Cancelled for 12/18/18.  To be rescheduled in 2019.

Using science to transform treatment outcomes for OCD



Francheska Perepletchikova, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Founding Director, Youth-Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
Director, Outpatient Adolescent DBT Program
Weill Cornell Medicine

Caregiver training within the DBT framework


Kristin Bernard, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Stony Brook University

Early life stress and neurobiology: a translational approach to intervention


CANCELLED for 1/22/19 - Irina Esterlis, PhD
Associate Professor, Director-Molecular Imaging Program
Yale University

CANCELLED FOR 1/22/19.  To be rescheduled in 2019

  On Neurobiology of PTSD:  The Role and Need for Glutamate


Ema Saito, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The Zucker Hillside Hospital
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

DBT implementation in an acute care inpatient adolescent unit


Brian Bronson, MD, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs

Cynthia Cervoni, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor

Jeisson Fontecha, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor

Walter Piddoubny, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor

Ilana Yel, DO, Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
Stony Brook University

Fact or Fiction:  THe Phenomenology, Impact and Interventions for Factitious Medical Disorders


Alfredo Fontanini, MD PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Stony Brook University
Sensory and cognitive signals in the insular cortex of rodents


Stephanie Le Melle MD MS
Director of Public Psychiatry Education
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University

Public and community psychiatry: Principles and how it is changing


Peter Davies, PhD
Director, Litwin-Zucker Center for Alzheimer’s
  Disease & Memory Disorders,
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Professor, Pathology and Neuroscience,
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine Hofstra/Northwell



Mason Chacko, MD
Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry
Stony Brook Medicine



Philip Corlett, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Yale University

Predictive coding and psychosis


Jennifer F. Havens, MD
Vice Chair for Public Psychiatry
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
NYU School of Medicine
Director and Chief of Service
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Bellevue Hospital Center


3/26 Benjamin Druss, MD, MPH
Professor & Rosalynn Carter Chair in Mental Health
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
Integration 2.0: Linking mental health, physical health, and public health


Scott O. Lilienfeld, PhD
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
Department of Psychology
Editor, Clinical Psychological Science
Emory University

How the history of psychology/psychiatry (including errors) should inform present thinking




Maya Prabhu, MD, LLB
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine

Forensic risk management considerations


Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Director, McGill Group for Suicide Studies
Head, Depressive Disorders Program
Douglas Mental Health Institute
Department of Psychiatry
McGill University





Teodor T. Postolache, MD
Department of Psychiatry
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Inflammation mediated conditions and suicidal behavior


Charles F. Reynolds, III, MD

Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

The Future of Geriatric Psychiatry:  Challenges and Opportunities




Joshua A. Gordon, MD, PhD
National Institute of Mental Health


(Grand Rounds will be on Friday, May 10th, not Tuesday, May 7th)


Bita Moghaddam, PhD
Ruth Matarazzo Professor and Chair
Department of Behavioral Neuroscience
Oregon Health & Science University



Matthew Nock, PhD
Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology
Director, Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental
Department of Psychology
Harvard University



Chetan Chauhan, MD
Chief Resident
Department of Psychiatry
Stony Brook Medicine



Matthew Lerner, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Stony Brook University

What have we learned about social competence in autism at Stony Brook?


Juried Poster Session

To begin at Noon in the Galleria (HSC, L-3)


“Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy: Treating the Expecting Mother”