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, 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

September 27, 2016

Sketches & Squiggles: Comics in clinical and academic child and adolescent psychiatry

Craigan Usher, M.D.; Jennifer Chaffin, D.O.; Timmi Claveria, M.D.; Ana Hilde, M.D.; Keenan Smart, M.D.; Paria Zarrinnegar, M.D. - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Director and Fellows

  • Define the term Graphic Medicine.
  • Discuss how comics represent different elements (thoughts, feelings, actions) that contribute to one's subjective experience, serving as a powerful psycho-education and therapy tool.
  • Describe the uses and limitations of using children's drawings as an assessment of skills and as psychological projectives.
  • List three ways in which comics can be useful in medical and psychiatric pedagogy.
  • Reflect upon their own experience with comics (activity during lecture).



Friday, September 30, 2016

8:00 - 9:00 am Richard Jones Hall 4320

Making Sense of the Storms in Adolescence

Trudie Rossouw, MRCPsych., M.D. (Res) - Associate Medical Director, Northeast London Health Services

  • Discuss and understand adolescent development.
  • Explain the neuroscience of adolescence.
  • Discuss and understand resilience in adolescence as well as the role of mentalization in resilience.


October 4, 2016

Traumatophobia: Paradoxical Amplification of Posttraumatic Symptoms, and the Role of Third Parties

John Beahrs, M.D. - Professor Emeritus of psychiatry, OHSU

  • Assess how new knowledge about trauma has sensitized us, paradoxically making us more vulnerable to its effects
  • Differentiate some treatment styles that are at a particularly high risk of unintentionally amplifying posttraumatic symptoms.
  • Specify how the social dimension can be marshaled to build resilience; ex: by eliciting third party support, standing firm against traumatic re-enactment, and framing alternative narratives.


October 18, 2016

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: How Holistic Wellness Practices are Effecting Treatment Outcomes

Belle Zaccari, PsyD - Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow - VA; Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU

  • List the complementary and alternative medicines at the VA.
  • Summarize the research and current integration of holistic practices in medicine.
  • Describe pilot study investigating Yoga as a CAM for PTSD treatment at the VA.
  • Identify future directions and opportunities for VA/OHSU collaboration.


October 25, 2016

Bipolar Disorder: Best Practices in Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment

Julie Anderson, M.D. - Psychiatrist, VA

  • Compare two screening tools for bipolar disorder: Mood Disorders Questionairre and CIDI Bipolar Screening Tool
  • Examine evidence supporting various pharmacologic treatments in each stage of bipolar disorder
  • Differentiate evidence for efficacy of medications for bipolar disorder based on type of mood episode being treated or prevented.


November 1, 2016

Tending to Invisible Wounds, Listening to the Trauma Story

Omar Reda, M.D. - Psychiatrist, Providence Health Systems

  • Discuss the impact of the trauma story on the intra-psychic and inter-personal dynamics of patients.
  • Explain the importance of promoting self-care when working with trauma survivors.
  • Describe why we need to take mental breaks in ordr to recharge and reconnect with loved ones.


November 15, 2016

Defining Psychiatry: The Conflation of Mental Illness and Violence

Tyler Jones, M.D. - Assistant Professor, OHSU; Chief Medical Officer, Oregon State Hospital

  • Describe the history of dangerousness criteria in civil commitment.
  • Analyze how civil commitment has evolved in federal state courts.
  • Identify commitment criteria for State of Oregon.


December 6, 2016

Drug Interactions and Their Clinical Relevance II

Mujeeb Shad, M.D., M.S.C.S. - Associate Professor, OHSU

  • Review pharmacological basis and types of drug interactions with an emphasis on gene-drug interactions.
  • Discuss dene-drug interactions with differentiate with other types of drugs interactions, especially drug-drug interactions.
  • Discuss the consequences of the gene-drug and other drug interactions with clinical examples.
  • Identify the important factors in determining the clinical significance of gene-drug and other drug interactions.


December 27, 2016

Psychological Interventions for Auditory Hallucinations

Jessica Murakami-Brundage, Ph.D. - Clinical Psychologist II, Oregon State Hospital

  • Identify the beliefs most important to assess in voice hearing clients/patients.
  • Identify new ways to help individuals cope with their voices.
  • Start to understand how culture shapes the voice hearing experience.

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