Grand Rounds 2020-2021


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 Department of Psychiatry hosts grand rounds twice a month (typically the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays) at 12:00 PM. Presenters are selected from our faculty and trainees, and experts around the country on topical subjects. Deliberate effort is made to avoid commercial bias in all grand rounds presentations.

Locations for Grand Rounds viewing:

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

CUMC/Bergan, CUMC Education Building,  Conference Room 21215
Located on 78 th and Mercy

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 Credits TM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Psychiatry Grand Rounds can be viewed live with Zoom, starting 10 minutes before the scheduled start.





Layla Soliman, MD, Atrium Health

Beyond "Denies SI, HI:" Conducting and Utilizing Risk Assessments to Improve Patient Care (presented via ZOOM)
7-22-20 Kati Cordts, PhD and Steve Wengel, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Finding the Balance: Why Wellness is Critical for Professional Fulfillment (presented via ZOOM)

8-12-20 Yogangi Malhotra, MD, NYC Health + Hospitals, Jacobi Medical Center

Building Agency: An Innovative Approach to Building Improvement Capacity by Fostering Power and Courage in Others (presented via ZOOM)

8-19-20 Howard Liu, MD, Chair - Department of Psychiatry, University of Nebraska Medical Center

State of the Department (presented via ZOOM)

8-26-20 Gaurava Agarwal, MD, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Organizational Frameworks to Advance Well-Being During and After a Pandemic (presented via ZOOM)
9-9-20 Nasuh Malas, MD, MPH, University of Michigan Keep Calm and Carry On: Standardizing Care Approaches for Youth At-Risk for Agitation or Aggressive Behaviors (presented via ZOOM)
9-16-20 Linda Nguyen, MD, Stanford University Brain Gut Connection: Why We Need Psychogastroenterology (presented via ZOOM)
9-23-20 Nicholas Breitborde, PhD, Ohio State University

Coordinated Specialty Care and Beyond for Individuals with First-Episode Psychosis (presented via ZOOM)

10-7-20 Lauren Edwards, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center Morbidity and Mortality Conference (UNMC only, no CME, No video feed) (presented via ZOOM)
10-14-20 Carlyle Chan, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin Avoiding Death by PowerPoint: Strategies to Improve Presentation Skills (presented via ZOOM)



Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Reproductive Psychiatry (presented via ZOOM)
11-4-20 Sarah Yip, PhD, Yale University Connectome based prediction across drugs and brain  (presented via ZOOM)
11-11-20 Alison DeLizza, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Nebraska Medical Center Focusing on Function and Flexibility: Why (and How) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Works (presented via ZOOM)
12-9-20 Jonathan Poquiz, PhD, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Adapting Evidence-based Psychological Practice with Transgender and Non-binary Youth (presented via ZOOM)

12-16-20 Mark Gilbert, PhD, University of Nebraska - Omaha

Seeing the Patient: Portraiture and Medicine (presented via ZOOM)

1-13-21 Lipi Roy, MD, NYU Langone Hospitals Addiction Treatment: Leveraging Medicine & Social Media to Get People the Care They Need and Deserve? (presented via ZOOM)
1-20-21 Sheritta Strong, MD, UNMC Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity at UNMC: Reflections on the Breakthrough Thinking Conference and Beyond (presented via ZOOM)
1-27-21 Ellen Braaten, PhD, Harvard Medical School The Role of Processing Speed in ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Psychiatric Disorders (presented via ZOOM)
2-10-21 John Torous, MD, MBI, Harvard Medical School Digital Mental Health: Research Advances and Clinical Implications 
2-24-21 Renee Rienecke, PhD, Eating Recovery Center - Northwestern University Psychotherapies for Eating Disorders
3-10-21 Arash Javanbakht, MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine Augmented Reality and Telepsychiatry: Bringing Exposure Therapy to Real Life Context
3-24-21 Joanna Quigley, MD, University of Michigan Clinical Considerations in Providing Mental Health Care to Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth
4-14-21 Kim Templeton, MD, University of Kansas Medical Center Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
4-28-21 Art Walaszek, MD, University of Wisconsin Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
5-12-21 Lauren Edwards, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center Morbidity and Mortality Conference (UNMC only, no CME, No video feed) (presented via ZOOM)
5-26-21 Jessi Gold, MD, Washington University - St. Louis Writing for the Popular Press
6-9-21 Joseph McCaffrey, PhD, University of Nebraska - Omaha Philosophy of Neuroscience and Psychology
6-23-21 James Rachal, MD, Atrium Health PTSD