Grand Rounds


Goal of Psychiatry Grand Rounds:  To provide the highest-quality continuing education for clinical staff, house officers, and medical students within the department and other interested persons in the medical community.

Mission Statement:  To present unbiased, scientifically-based information relevant to the practice of Psychiatry.

The UNMC Psychiatry Department in conjunction with the Creighton University Psychiatry Department presents grand rounds on alternating weeks (UNMC on the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month, CU on the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month) at 12:00PM. Presenters are selected from our faculty and residents, and from around the country, with topics selected based on audience interest. Deliberate effort is made to avoid commercial bias in all grand rounds presentations.

Locations for Grand Rounds viewing:

UNMC                                                VA Western Iowa/Nebraska Health Care System,  3rd Floor, Room 3583
Michael Sorrell Center                       4101 Woolworth Avenue
Room 2018                                        Omaha, NE 68105

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To view the archived presentation, click on the link in the "To View" column:



Title To View


Harris A. Frankel, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurological Sciences, UNMC

Healthcare…The New Frontier



Lt. Robert Jones
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Crisis Intervention, Negotiations and Tactical Aspects UNMC


Christopher J. Kratochvil, M.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research
Chief Medical Officer, UNeHealth
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Conducting Clinical Research at UNMC: Update on
Resources & Strategies

10/23/2013 Steven Wengel, MD
Chairperson & Professor, Psychiatry, UNMC
Psychosis is Only Skin Deep: The Interface Between Psychiatry and Dermatology UNMC
11/13/2013 Joan Daughton, MD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, UNMC
Clinical Skills Verification: Training, Purpose, and Strategies UNMC
12/11/2013 Howard Gendelman, MD
Margaret R. Larson Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Parkinson’s Disease Past, Present, & Future

1/8/2014 Howard Needelman, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, UNMC
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at MMI

Srinivas Dannaram, MBBS
Fellow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UNMC


1/22/2014 Carl Greiner, MD
Professor, Psychiatry, UNMC
Courtesy Professor, COPH Hlth Pr, Soc & Behv Health, COPH
Courtesy Professor, Int Med Administration, UNMC
Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults UNMC
2/12/2014 Agnes 'Nessie' Ferguson, MS, RD, CDE, LMNT
Registered Dietitian Certified Diabetes Educator
The Nebraska Medical Center
Four Popular Weight Loss Diets in 2014 UNMC
2/26/2014 Rana Zabad, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurological Sciences, UNMC
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Program

Overview of Multiple Sclerosis

3/12/2014 Cyrus Desouza, MBBS
Professor, Internal Medicine, Chief Diabetes Endocrinology & Metabolism, UNMC
Role of Mental Health in Diabetes and Metabolic Control UNMC
3/26/2014 Abraham Medaris, MD
HO-IV UNMC/CU Psychiatry Residency
 Undertanding Suicide UNMC
4/9/2014 Helene Silverblatt, MD
Professor, Psychiatry and Family and Community Medicine
Director of Adult Programs, Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health (CRCBH)
Executive Director for Behavioral health, Office of the Vice President for Community Health University of New Mexico
Growing Our Own:  How to Create a Rural Psychiatry Training Program UNMC
4/23/2014 Geri Fox, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Stories that Stick: Teaching from the Heart Using Stimulus Video UNMC
5/14/2014    Jennifer McWilliams, MD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, UNMC
More than a Check Up: Influencing Health & Development of our Children by Looking at Social Determinants of Health UNMC
5/28/2014 Madeline West, MD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, UNMC
Autism; DSM5 Treatment Options UNMC