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
January – May 2017


January 3, 2017
No Grand Rounds

January 10, 2017
William H. Reid, MD, MPH
Forensic Psychiatry Consultant



Topic – Psychiatry – Aurora Shooting


January 17, 2017
Stacey Passalacqua, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
University of Texas San Antonio



Topic – Patient-Centered Communication: From Concept to Practice


January 24, 2017
Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Research Staff Psychologist, Women’s Health Sciences Division
National Center for PTSD, Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System



Topic – Implementation Science



January 31, 2017
No Grand Rounds (Psychiatry Faculty Meeting)

February 7, 2017
Dale C. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Military Medicine & History
Military & Emergency Medicine
USU Faculty



Topic - From Neuropsychiatry to Psychiatric Neuroscience: A Discussion of a Century of Invisible Wounds


February 14, 2017
Luanne Thorndyke, MD
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
University of Massachusetts Medical School



Topic - The Art and Style of Interpersonal Communication:
Graceful Self-Promotion


February 21, 2017
Mark Pedrotty, PhD
Pediatric Behavioral Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of New Mexico Psychiatric Center



Topic - Integrative Cognitive Rehabilitation Psychotherapy
for People Living with Brain Injury


February 28, 2017
No Grand Rounds (Psychiatry Faculty Meeting)
March 7, 2017


March 7, 2017
No Grand Rounds


March 14, 2017
Jessica Peirce, PhD
Associate Director, Addiction Treatment Services
Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center



Topic - PTSD Treatment Engagement


March 21, 2017
Dan Foti, PhD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology
Purdue University

Topic - Impaired Error Processing in Psychosis


March 28, 2017
No Grand Rounds (Psychiatry Faculty Meeting)


April 4, 2017
Sylvie Mrug, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology and Health Behavior
University of Alabama Birmingham

Topic - Violence Exposure and Desensitization to Violence among Adolescents


April 11, 2017
Molly Lopez, PhD
Research Associate Professor
School of Social Work, University of Texas Austin

Topic - Zero Suicide Initiative in Texas

April 18, 2017
In Memoriam: Robert L Leon MD and the UT Health San Antonio
Department of Psychiatry






April 25, 2017
No Grand Rounds

May 2, 2017
Scott O. Lilienfeld, PhD
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology
Emory University

Topic: TBA

May 9, 2017
John Roache, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Deputy Director, Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP)
Chief, Division of Alcohol and Drug Addiction, Department of Psychiatry



Topic – Research into the risk of SSRIs in psychiatric patients who drink

May 16, 2017
Frank Verloin deGruy III, MD, MSFM
Woodward Chisholm Professor and Chair
Department of Family Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine Aurora, CO



Topic – The View From the Bridge: The Behavioral Professions in Primary Health Care

May 23, 2017
Gilbert Gonzales
Director, Department of Behavioral and Mental Health
Bexar County
San Antonio, Texas



Topic – The Intersection of Mental Health and Criminal Justice