Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds and Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds

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The UCSF Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds series (course number MGR20074) seeks to promote excellence and quality in clinical care; introduce clinicians to recent advances in medical care; provide updates on scientific advances that affect the practice of medicine; and provide a forum for discussion of topics that strengthen the relationship of psychiatry to the broader community.

Events are held on Tuesday mornings from 8:30–9:30 a.m. on the UCSF Parnassus campus (see full schedule below). These events are for professional audience members only.

Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series

The Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series (DVLS) is a group of special Grand Rounds talks given by preeminent subject matter experts in mental health and other related fields. These speakers are invited from around the nation and the world to share their experience and insight with UCSF faculty, staff, and trainees.

The 2019–2020 DVLS speakers are:


Michelle G. Craske, PhD

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
(February 11, 2020)


Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, LFAPA

The New School
(Postponed due to COVID-19 - new date TBA)


Paramjit T. Joshi, MD

UC Irvine School of Medicine
(December 10, 2019)


Beatriz Luna, PhD

Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
(Postponed due to COVID-19 - new date TBA)


Kelsey C. Martin, MD, PhD

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
(October 8, 2019)


Katie McLaughlin, PhD

Harvard Univ. School of Medicine
(November 12, 2019)


Carol Tamminga, MD

UT Southwestern Medical School
(Postponed due to COVID-19 - new date TBA)


Sara Jane Webb, PhD

Univ. of Washington School of Medicine
(January 21, 2020)


Katherine L. Wisner, MD

Northwestern Univ. Feinberg School of Medicine
(Postponed due to COVID-19 - new date TBA)

2019–2020 Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Date Speaker(s) Topic Location/Archive
09/10/19 Matthew W. State, MD, PhD Recent Insights Into the Genomics and Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part II) Video
09/17/19 Andreea Seritan, MD Clinical Case Conference
Managing Psychiatric Aspects of Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy in Patients With Parkinson's Disease
10/01/19 Esther K. Choo, MD, MPH 15th Annual Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture in Cultural Competency and Diversity​
Can We Create a Health Care Culture of Excellence?

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10/08/19 Kelsey C. Martin, MD, PhD Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series
Regulating Gene Expression During Long-Lasting Synaptic Plasticity and Memory
10/15/19 Jessica Marques, FNP-BC
Gloria Samayoa, LCSW
Lydia Santiago, PhD
Jonathan Schmidt, JD
Clinical Case Conference
The Child Advocacy Center Multidisciplinary Team: When the Stars Align and All Goes Well
10/29/19 Alicia Fernandez, MD The Latinx Physician Crises Video
11/05/19 Rhea W. Boyd, MD, MPH
Alex Briscoe
Re-Imagining California's Behavioral Health Systems Video
11/12/19 Katie McLaughlin, PhD Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series
Neurodevelopment Mechanisms Linking Early-Life Adversity With Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
11/19/19 Sarah Crouch, PsyD
Amy L. Busch, PhD
Clinical Case Conference
"I Don't Love My Family"
12/03/19 Katy Davis, PhD, LCSW Trauma-Informed Health Care: The Journey of the UCSF Women's HIV Program Video**
12/10/19 Paramjit T. Joshi, MD Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series
Serendipity and the Vicissitudes of Life: Some Reflections and Choices Made...
01/07/20 Bruce Miller, MD Psychiatric Manifestations of Neurodegeneration Video
01/14/20 Kadija Johnston, LCSW Turning Off the Spigot on the Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline: Addressing Racial Bias and Inequity Through Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Video
01/21/20 Sara Jane Webb, PhD Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series
EEG Biomarkers for Clinical Trials in Autism Spectrum Disorder
02/04/20 Michael B. Kelly, MD
Anne B. McBride, MD
Addressing School Violence Video
02/11/20 Michelle G. Craske, PhD Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series
Neuroscience-Informed Treatments for Anxiety and Depression
03/03/20 Lenore C. Terr, MD A Personal Take on "Old Girls' Networks" in Medicine Video
04/07/20 Elissa Epel, PhD
Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, MDiv
Stephen Hinshaw, PhD
Thomas Neylan, MD
Special Presentation on Mental Health and COVID-19
Building Stress Resilience in Ourselves and Our UCSF Community
04/21/20 Kirsten Bobrow, MBChB, DPhil
Helen Willsey, PhD
Trainee Research Award Presentations
Established and Emerging Modifiable Risk Factors for Dementia in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: South Africa as an Example (Bobrow); Understanding Autism Pathobiology Using Frogs (Willsey)
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Video (Willsey)
05/12/20 Samantha Abram, PhD
Ali Mohebi, PhD
Trainee Research Award Presentations
Reward Processing Electrophysiology in Schizophrenia: Effects of Age and Illness Phase (Abram); Dissociable Dopamine Dynamics for Learning and Motivation (Mohebi)
Video (Abram)
Video (Mohebi)
05/19/20 Charles L. Raison, MD Evolution, Adaptive Stress, and the Future of Depression Video
06/02/20 Paul A. Volberding, MD Special Presentation on Mental Health and COVID-19
Learning From AIDS: Lessons From the Early HIV Epidemic That Have Meaning in Our New World
06/16/20 Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, MDiv
Michelle V. Porche, EdD
Marina Tolou-Shams, PhD
Special Presentation on Mental Health and COVID-19
Inequity and the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color: Employing a Trauma-Informed Social Justice Response
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