Grand Rounds


Program Chair: William H. Wilson, M.D.
Program Coordinator: p 503 494-8205


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per session. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target audience

Psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatry residents and fellows, medical students, social workers, masters in administration, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and pharmacists. Additionally, Psychiatry Grand Rounds is open to the public.


Typically held the 1st, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays of each month

Noon to 1pm, 8B60, 8th Floor, OHSU Hospital (unless otherwise noted)

Psychiatry Grand Rounds provides continuing medical education for the target audience. We strive to enable discussion that is both about and involves the patient so the physician can better understand the depth of one's mental illness. In Grand Rounds we explore the history of certain policies and procedures in place for handling mentally ill patients and what can happen to improve care and treatment that they receive, as well as to better explain and expand on various forms of mental illness and how treatment should be approached and practiced by the clinician.

Grand Rounds Schedule


October 28, 2014

Topic:  Mindfulness Practice for Provider and Patient Self-Care: An Experiential Approach to Quelling the Sabre-Toothed Tiger

Lisa Schimmel, PhD., Department of Psychiatry Assistant Professor, OHSU

Learning Objectives:

  • Define three basic components of mindfulness
  • Describe several benefits of mindfulness based focus
  • Describe these three mindfulness practices:  4-7-8 breathing, body scan, simple present awareness


November 4, 2014

Topic:  "Substance Use Disorders and Mental Illness Amongst LGBTQ Population"

Buster Ross, MA, Director of LGBTQ - Integrative Treatment Programs at Hazelden Springbrook
Faculty Sponsor:  Karen Johansen, MD, Assistant Professor, OHSU/Department of Veterans' Affairs

Learning Objectives:

  • Contrast the models of LGBTQ substance use disorder treatment programming with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's latest population-specific data, pending publication in the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services
  • Identify the unique and regularly unmet needs of LGBTQ people seeking substance abuse treatment
  • Explain the importance of sex-positivity and sexual health in clinical settings working with LGBTQ people


November 18, 2014

Topic:  "Electronic Cigarettes:  What's all the buzz about?"

 Cheryl Meyers, LCSW, MAC, Associate Director of Social Work, Oregon State Hospital
Faculty Sponsor:  James Peykanu, M.D., Assistant Professor, OHSU

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the mechanics of an electronic cigarette and accessiblity of electronic nicotine delivery devices that are currently on the market;
  • Review state and national statistics regarding e-cigarette use in youth and adults
  • Review recent research of the health risks related to ingredients in e-cigarettes and related to the short and long term use of electronic cigarettes;
  • Discuss the idea of harm reduction and how e-cigarette use may be viewed in the addiction field as a possible harm reduction strategy
  • Understand the potential impact of electornic cigarette use in the field of mental health


December 2, 2014

Topic:  "Doin' the Community Waltz: A Saging, Raging, and Aging Trip from Walt Whitman to Walter White (with visits to Walt Kelly and Walter Cronkite along the way)

David Pollack, M.D., Professor Department of Psychiatry, OHSU

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify several key developments in the evolution of community/public psychiatry since the inception of the community mental health era in the U.S., especially those that are most relevant for the future;
  • Participants will be able to recognize areas of health care in which psychiatric practice that community/public psychiatrists (and other behavioral health providers) can and should be participating and leading.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate effective methods for taking care of themselves while continuing to be effective in their professional roles.
  • Participants will be familiar with and encouraged to learn more about teaching methods that are evidence-based and effective alternatives to traditional lectures, involving interactive and smaller group discussion formats.
  • Participants will consider more active involvement in trying to prevent global warming and other major environmental hazards and catastrophes, recognizing that this represents a major public mental health intervention.


December 16, 2014

Topic:  "Healing Hurt People Portland:  A Trauma-Informed Approach to Addressing the Disease of Violence"

Alisha Moreland, M.D., Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry, OHSU

Dr. Lori Morgan, Trauma Surgeon, Chief Administrative Officer at Legacy Emanuel and Vice President of Legacy Medical Center

Dr. Maggie Bennington-Davis, Chief Medical Officer at Cascadia Beahvioral Healthcare, Inc.

Josh Lathan, Peer Intervention Specialist, QMHA, Healing Hurt People Portland

Cheryl Johnson, Manager, M.Ed., QMHA, Healing Hurt People Portland


Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the impact that the peer mentorship model has on breaking the cycle of violence
  • Explore Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Explore the effectiveness of breaking the cycle of violence through coordinated community partnerships


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