Department of Psychiatry

Grand Rounds

Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentations are held on Tuesdays, in the School of Medicine Conference Room 409L, from 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Each presentation is videotaped and a link is made available, on the schedule below, the day following the presentation.

The Psychiatry Grand Rounds Committee (Ram Bishnoi, Raymond Faber, Manan Gupta, Derrick Hamaoka, Forrestine Knowles, Natalie Maples, Charles Mathias, Michael Miller, Rene Olvera, Alan Peterson, Steven Pliszka, Jennifer Potter, Jason Schillerstrom, and Brenda Talley) has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians and designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Texas State Board of Psychologists recognizes each session for Category I Continuing Education credit.

Please remember to bring your UTHSCSA ID badge to Grand Rounds lectures to receive quick sign-in for CME credits. If you have any questions please contact Fernando Orgas (210) 567-2746. or email

Grand Rounds Schedule
September – December 2017


September 12, 2017
Christopher D. Martin MD
Staff Psychiatrist, Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital

Title – Ernest Hemingway: Psychiatric Perspectives on a Life and a Life's Work

September 19, 2017
James T. McCracken, MD
Joseph Campbell Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA

September 26, 2017
Faculty Meeting

October 3, 2017
PRITE Exam -- no Grand Rounds

October 10, 2017
PRITE Exam -- no Grand Rounds

October 17, 2017
Johanna Jarcho, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Clincal, Social & Health
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, Los Angeles

Title - Altered brain function during peer evaluation in adolescents
with and at risk for social anxiety disorder

October 24, 2017
Andrew Keller, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Title - Helping Policymakers and Psychiatry Reattach the Head to the Body

October 31, 2017
Faculty Meeting

November 2, 2017
Gail Saltz MD and Richard Kogan MD
Ewing Halsell Foundation endowed Lecturship
Thursday November 2, 2017 – in the Holly Auditorium
Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics special co-sponsored CME activity

Title – DISORDER OR GENIUS? Upending the stigma of mental illness

November 7, 2017
Kevin Vowles, Ph.D.
The University of New Mexico
Department of Psychology

Title – Psychological Approaches to Chronic Pain and Suffering: The Example of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Nvemober 14, 2017
No Grand Rounds

November 21, 2017

November 28, 2017
Faculty Meeting

December 5, 2017
Steven R. Pliszka MD
Dielmann Distinguish Professor and Chair
of the Department of Psychiatry, UTHSCSA

Title – Cases so complicated they're easy- managing difficult patients with limited resources


Grand Rounds winter schedule resumes January 9, 2018

January 9, 2018
Van King Jr, MD
Department of Psychiatry

Title- Opioid Agonist Maintenance: History, Rationale, and Efficacy

January 16, 2018
Patricia Robinson PhD
Mountainview consulting
Mary Avis Weir Lectureship Series
Title- Clinician Wellness: Building Resiliency Day by Day

January 23, 2018

January 20, 2018
Faculty Meeting

February 6, 2018
Donald McGeary, PhD
Department of Psychiatry

Title - Translating Pain Research into Clinical Care


February 13, 2018
Carlos Zarate Jr, MD
Experimental Therapeutics & Pathophysiology Branch (ETPB)
Section on the Neurobiology and Treatment of Mood Disorders
National Institute of Mental Health

Title - An Update on the Neurobiology and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder and Treatment-Resistant Depression

February 20, 2018
Shawn McClintock, PhD
Psychiatry Department
UT Southwestern

Title: Advances in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for the Treatment of Depression

February 27, 2018
Faculty Meeting

March 6, 2018
Chase Findley, MD
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UT Health Houston
Mary Avis Weir Lectureship Series


Title: Medical Students & Psychiatry Career Selection

March 13, 2018
George Perry, PhD
Dean of the College of Sciences
Mary Avis Weir Lectureship Series

Title: Role of Mitochondria in the Oxidative Stress of Alzheimer Disease
Presentation in MED 209L

What Opiate Epidemic?March 20, 2018
John Price PhD
Psychological Services
San Antonio Police Department

Title: Stalking

March 27, 2018
Faculty Meeting

April 3, 2018
Mary Jo Rodriguez, PhD, LMSW-AP, CCHP
Bexar County Supervision and Corrections
University Health System

Title: What Opiate Epidemic?

April 10, 2018
Robert Boland, MD
Vice Chair for Education, Brigham
and Women's Ho--spital Department of Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Title: Mythbusters: Untangling Psychiatric Myths from Truths

April 17, 2018
Katherine Dondaville, PsyD & Brooke Fina MSW, LCSW, BCD
Department of Psychiatry
Mary Avis Weir Lectureship Series

Title: STRONG STAR Training Initiative: From Project to Program

April 24, 2018
Faculty Meeting

May 1, 2018
Resident Research and Quality Improvement Day
Keynote Speaker: Robert N. Jamison, Ph.D.

Title: Reducing Opioid Misuse Among Chronic Pain Patients: Role of Behavioral Health in Pain Management

May 8, 2018
Donald L. Rosenstein, MD
UNC at Chapel Hill

Title: Improving End-of-Life Care: Learning from the Bereaved

May 15, 2018
Paige Harden, Ph.D.
University of Texas Austin
Title: Childhood Executive Functions as an Index of Genetic Risk for Psychopathology

May 22, 2018
Amanda Chavez, MD; Rebecca Hernandez, MD MPH; Karli McCoy, MD
UT Health San Antonio

Title: Ethics Lecture: The Intimidation Factor: Workplace intimidation and its effects on wellness, morale, and patient care