Department of Psychiatry

Grand Rounds


Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. All presentations are held on Tuesdays in the School of Medicine Conference Room 409L from 1:15 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. Audio- or video-taping of our Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentations is prohibited without prior written permission from the speaker and/or a University representative.

The Psychiatry Grand Rounds Committee (Douglas E. Williamson, PhD, Pedro L. Delgado, MD, Raymond Faber, MD, Jodi M. Arnold, PhD, Natalie Maples MS, Charles Mathias, PhD, Alan Peterson, PhD, Amy Ramage, PhD, Jason Schillerstrom, MD and Brenda Talley, MD) has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medical 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 for quick sign-in to obtain CME credits.

If you have any questions please contact Terry Adame, 210.567.3755 or email


Grand Rounds Schedule 2014


January 7, 2014 -- No Grand Rounds

Craig Field, PhD

January 14, 2014
Craig Field, PhD
Research Associate Professor
School of Social Work
University of Texas – Austin
Title – Brief Intervention for Substance Abuse among Hispanics in the Medical Setting


January 21, 2014
Mari Robinson, JD
Executive Director
Texas Medical Board
Title – Upholding Professional Accountability: Texas Physician Licensure, Discipline, and Regulation Update

Vivek Singh, MD

January 28, 2014
Vivek Singh, MD
Associate Professor, Dept Psychiatry
Title – Improving diagnosis and treatment of mixed states in bipolar disorder

Dawn Velligan, Ph.D.

February 4, 2014
Dawn Velligan, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Title – Taking (and Not Taking) Antipsychotic Medication

Skip Simpson, JD

February 11, 2014
Skip Simpson, JD
Attorney, Suicide Law Specialist
Title – T.B.D.
Part of the Mary Avis Weir Lectureship Series

February 18, 2014 – No Grand Rounds

February 25, 2014 – No Grand Rounds

James Stedman, PhD

March 4, 2014
James Stedman, PhD
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Stedmen Lecture 3/14/2014 (pdf)
Title The Brain Accounts for Consciousness, Or Does It?

Director, Recovery Based  Services

March 11, 2014
Janet Paleo
Director, Recovery Based  Services, Texas Dept of Community Centers
San Antonio, TX
Title – Achieving Mental Health Recoveries

March 18, 2014 – TBD

March 25, 2014 – TBD

Phillippe Cunningham, PhD

April 1, 2014
Phillippe Cunningham, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina
Title – TBD

David  B. Arciniegas, MD

April 8, 2014
David B. Arciniegas, MD
Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Chair in Brain Injury Medicine
Executive Director, Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Division of Neuropsychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Baylor College of Medicine
Title – Attention and Memory Problems after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: New Perspectives on an Old Problem

Skip Simpson, JD

April 15, 2014
Marlon Quinones, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Title -- The Next Frontier in the management of depression:  Potential Role of Ketamine in Reducing Latency of Response, Resistance & Treatment Intensification

Amy  Garrett, PhD

April 22, 2014
Amy Garrett, PhD
Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Stanford Neuroscience Institute
Stanford University
Title – Neuroimaging Studies of Pediatric PTSD:Implications for Mechanisms of Cognitive Treatment

Rajesh  Tampi, MD

April 29, 2014
Rajesh Tampi, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Adult Psychiatry Residency Program, Regional Academic Health Center, Harlingen, Texas
Title – Treating Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia In The Era Of Black Box Warnings

Christine E. Marx, MD, MA

May 6, 2014 – A Joint Lecture Presented by:
Christine E. Marx, MD, MA
Associate Professor, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine
VA Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center , Durham, NC
Ann M. Rasmusson, MD

Ann M. Rasmusson, MD
Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
Psychiatry Liaison, PTSD Research and Education, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, CT.
National Research Affiliate, VA National Center for PTSD, Women’s Health Science Division
Title -- Biomarkers and the Neurobiology of PTSD: Implications for PTSD Risk and Individualized Therapeutics

Andrea  Giuffrida, PhD

May 13, 2014
Andrea Giuffrida, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Director of Biomedical Research Development, Office of the Vice President for Research
Title -- The endocannabinoid hypothesis of schizophrenia: from risk factor to therapy

May 20, 2014
Panel Presentation:

J. Alison Bess, Ph.D.
Psychologist, South Texas Veterans Health Care System

Devjit Tripathy, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Diabetes Division, UTHSCSA

Sheila Pinkson, P.A.
Dept Endocrinology, UTHSCSA
Title – Interdisciplinary Treatment and Management of Transgender Veterans

May 27, 2014  ~ Department of Psychiatry 2nd Annual Resident Research Day Special Lecture
3:00 pm, Library Lecture Hall 3.102 (near Starbucks)

Patricia Resick, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center

Title -- Research Support for Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD