Grand Rounds

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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 designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 free continuing medical education for the public. 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.

Accessing Psychiatry Grand Rounds Remotely

Our lectures are accessible to be viewed remotely, simply connect using this link: to be connected. To receive CME credit, you must watch the lecture live during the time of the presentation. After you watch the Grand Rounds, you can submit your attendance by filling out an evaluation survey by the end of the week, the link to which is given in the announcement emails. You can sign up for the announcements by scrolling to the bottom of this page and filling out your information. If you have any questions please contact the Grand Rounds Coordinator, Micaela Sandoval at or 503-494-4818.

Grand Rounds Schedule

March 20, 2018

Being Mindful of the Teen Brain: Crises, Courage & Conversation on the Pediatric Consultation Service

Bonnie Nagel, Ph.D. - Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU

Anandam Hilde, M.D., M.P.H., Richard Ly, M.D., Meghan Mcleod, M.D. and Keenan Smart, M.D. - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows, OHSU

  • Describe two neuroscientific perspectives on how teens grow "attached" to things like video cannabis, gaming, and smartphone use in potentially self-defeating ways.
  • List three best steps to take in engaging youth in conversations about potentially problematic, self-defeating behavior.
  • Adopt a both/and stance that validates the role that substance use or smartphone use is playing in a youth's life while at the same time challenging them to live life in ways more healthy, sustainable, and resilient.


March 27, 2018

Breaking the Silence: The Need to Respond to Physician Mental Health and Suicide

Henry Grass, M.D. - Affiliate Professor
Richard Ly, M.D. - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow

Lindsay Howard, D.O. - PGY3 Resident, Department of Psychiatry

Krin Walta, D.O. - PGY3 Resident, Department of Psychiatry

  • Identify risk factors for mental illness and suicide in physicians.
  • Recognize the current barriers to accessing mental health support by physicians.
  • Understand warning signs of suicide.
  • Establish awareness of resources nationally and locally that can be provided to support health care providers.
  • Acknowledge providers who have been lost to suicide.
  • Embrace the need to maintain a medical culture of openness and positive encouragement to help promote wellness of health care providers.


April 3, 2018

The Changing Context of Women's Mental Health: Work, Marriage, Motherhood, and Sexuality

Stephanie Coontz, M.A. - Professor of History and Family Studies, Evergreen College: Olympia, WA

  • Discuss the social context of women's mental health.
  • Analyze the relationship between work, marriage, motherhood, and sexuality in women's mental health.


April 17, 2018

Clinical Relevance of Climate Change: Psychological effects and what Mental Health Providers Can Do

Joel Nigg, Ph.D. - Director, Division of Psychology. Professor  of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Psychology School of Medicine
Sara Walker, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor  of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Psychology
David Pollack, M.D. - Professor  of Psychiatry

  • Identify risks and effects of climate change and climate change information on mental health. Identify psychological effects of and responses to climate change and climate change information.
  • Describe ways that mental health treatment providers can enable individuals to effectively work toward personal and community resilience and to prevent or mitigate the effects of climate change.
  • Identify resources for mental health professionals to be adequately educated and actively involved in this perpetually critical issue and primary social determinant of health.


April 24, 2018

Gun Violence and Mental Illness: Identifying Facts and Misconceptions

William Frizzell, M.D. - 3rd year Psychiatry Resident, OHSU

Joseph Chien, D.O. - Psychiatrist in the Mental Health and Neurosciences Division, Portland VA

  • Review the epidemiological relationship mental illness and violence have towards others.
  • Describe when the risk of violence is increased in a person with mental illness.
  • Discuss Mental Illness-Focused Firearm Restrictions and Oregon Senate Bill 719.


May 1, 2018

Andrea Yates Revisited: A Case Study of the Insanity Plea

Jessica Arabski D.O. - Forensic Psychiatry Fellow

  • Demonstrate understanding of the basic legal and psychiatric facts of the 2001 Andrea Yates case, which drew heightened attention to the insanity plea.
  • Identify the defense and prosecution's arguments for and against use of the insanity plea in the Yates case.
  • Discuss common public "myths" and misconceptions about the insanity plea.


May 15, 2018

ICU: Topic Title Coming

Daniel Haupt, M.D. - Associate Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU

Kyle Johnson, M.D. - 4th year Psychiatry Resident, OHSU


May 22, 2018

The Topography and Significance of Dopamine Dysregulation in Schizophrenia

Anissa Abi Dargham, M.D. - Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University

June 5, 2018

Title TBD

Katherine Tacker, M.D. - Assistant Professor, Public Psychiatry. OHSU Academic Chief - Oregon State Hospital

June 19, 2018

Haunted Souls: Immigrants Fleeing Persecution and Children Separated from their Parents

Shawn Sidhu

June 26, 2018

Adolescent Addiction: Opportunities for Early Intervention

Jennifer C. Creedon

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