2017 Grand Rounds Presentations

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September 15
The Neurobiology and Treatment of Relapse in Schizophrenia

Peter F. Buckley, M.D.
Dean, VCU School of Medicine
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, VCU Health System


September 22
A Perfect Storm: An Aging Population and Liver Disease

James B. Wade, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, and Neurology
VCU Department of Psychiatry


October 6
Pain, Women, and the Opioid Crisis

Mishka Terplan, M.D.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
VCU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


October 13
Biological Mediators of Stress Effects on Brain and Behavior

Gretchen N. Neigh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology
VCU Department of Anatomy


October 20
Lithium: The Old New Wonder Drug

James H. Kocsis, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medicine – New York Presbyterian


October 27
Misophonia: What is it, and is it real?

Therese Cash, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Affiliate Clinical Faculty
VCU Department of Psychiatry, Consultation & Liaison Service

November 3

The Search for Cannabinoid-based Medications: More than Blowing Smoke

Aron H. Lichtman, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
VCU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies


November 10

Treating Agitation in Alzheimer’s Dementia: Where we are and where are we headed?

Constantine G. Lyketsos, M.D., MHS
Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
John’s Hopkins Bayview


November 17

A Missing Piece: An Understanding and History of Psychopathy

Keyhill Sheorn, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
VCU Department of Psychiatry


November 24

No Grand Rounds - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1

Mood Disorders During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period: Lessons Learned over Two Decades

Lee S. Cohen, M.D.
Director, Center for Women’s Mental Health; Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Clinical Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Edmund and Carroll Carpenter Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Introducer: Susan Kornstein, M.D.


December 8

Reassessing Emil Kraepelin (1856 - 1926): Reflections on an Historical Research Project

Eric J. Engstrom, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Department of History
Introducer: Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D.


December 15

Dynamic Processes in Depressive and Anxiety Disorders

Lance Rappaport, Ph.D., LCP
Postdoctoral Fellow
Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
Virginia Commonwealth University
Introducer: John M. Hettema, M.D., Ph.D.


December 22 No Grand Rounds- Winter Holiday

December 29 No Grand Rounds- Winter Holiday

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