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

 May 26, 2015

Topic: "Postpartum Obsessions and Compulsions that Involve Infant Harm: Diagnosis and Treatment"

Nicole Cirino, M.D., Director of Mental Health & Wellness Division, Center for Women's Health, OHSU 

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate between postpartum OCD and postpartum psychosis in postpartum women with thoughts of harming their infant;
  • Describe and implement acute treatment interventions for these women;
  • Discuss the role of reproductive hormones in the etiology of postpartum illness.


June 2, 2015

Topic: "If Walls Could Talk: Exploring the Potential Therapeutic Impact of the Built Environment"

Katherine Tacker, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU/ Geriatric Psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of goodness of fit between a person and his/her environment with regard to level of functioning and overall well-being;
  • Describe how the design of a healthcare environment can support (or hinder) a variety of sensory-based therapeutic interventions;
  • List up to 10 evidence-based environmental design factors that are proposed to have potential for reducing aggression in an inpatient psychiatric setting;
  • Recognize that the design of the healthcare environment also significantly impacts caregivers and treatment teams, including the ability to effectively and sustainably do their jobs.


June 16, 2015

Topic: "Jurisdictional Discharges of Insanity Acquittees in Oregon"

Stephanie Lopez, M.D., Assistant Professor, OHSU/ Psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the legal and ethical rationale for the insanity defense;
  • Explain the processes by which insanity acquittees can be released from the state hospital;
  • Describe the improvements at the state hospital that have led to an increase in jurisdictional discharges from the state hospital.


June 23, 2015

Topic: "Drug Interactions and their Clinical Relevance"

Mujeeb Shad, M.D., Associate Professor, OHSU/ Psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the pharmacological basis and types of drug interactions specifically with psychotropic medications;
  • Discuss the consequences of the drug interactions with clinical examples;
  • Identify the factors important in determining the clinical significance of drug interactions;
  • Discuss how drug interactions can be predicted and diagnosed.

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