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.

Accessing Psychiatry Grand Rounds Remotely

Our lectures are viewable remotely, simply Click Here to view recordings of past presentations. To receive CME credit, you must watch the lecture live during the time of the presentation (live presentations will populate to the top of the screen at the scheduled time). After you watch the Grand Rounds, you can submit your attendance by filling out an evaluation survey which you can obtain from Micaela Sandoval (, Grand Rounds Coordinator.

Grand Rounds Schedule

April 25, 2017

Consequences of Childhood Maltreatment: Integrating Behavioral, Brain, and Clinical Research

Kristen Mackiewicz Seghete, PhD - Assistant Professor, OHSU

  • Define and Identify the different major classes of childhood maltreatment.
  • Identify behavioral and cognitive difficulties across the lifespan associated with a history of childhood maltreatment.
  • Describe alterations to neurobiology across the lifespan in individuals with a history of childhood maltreatment.
  • Describe how alterations to neurobiology contributes to behavioral and clinical presentation of individuals with a history of childhood maltreatment. 

May 2, 2017

Measurement-based Care in Psychiatry: Why Measures Matter!

Whitney Black, MD - Assistant Professor, OHSU

David Nagarkatti-Gude, MD/PhD - PGY-3 Psychiatry Resident, OHSU

  • Define Measurement-based care (MBC)
  • Explain evidence-supported benefits for implementing MBC into mental health care.
  • Discuss potential secondary and tertiary gains from the collection of data via MBC.
  • Explore implementation of MBC at OHSU.

May 16, 2017

Trainees in the Integrated Care Model: The Future is Now

Rachel Morenz, MD - PGY-4 Resident, OHSU
Brent Beenders, MD, PhD - PGY-3 Resident, OHSU
Steven  Dobscha, MD - Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU ; Director: VAPORHCS Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care, VA Portland Healthcare System
  • Describe the importance of training residents in the integrated care model and how this could impact overall healthcare delivery.
  • Identify existent models and any known outcomes for training residents in integrated care, such as PPMC at the Portland VA and the AIMS Center at the University of Washington.
  • Explain prior experiences working in an integrated care model: what was gained and any challenges.
  • Discuss visions for the future: What would be the most beneficial for a resident to learn training in an integrated care model, from both a patient care, systems, and career development perspective? How could training sites support this?

June 6, 2017

Exploring the Psychological Impacts of Racism: Part II

Alisha Moreland, MD - Executive Director, Avel Gordly Center for Healing; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU
Monique Jones, MD - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU
Kali Hobson, MD - PGY-2 Psychiatry Resident, OHSU
  • Discuss the concept of "White Fragility"
  • Assess the current political milieu and the trauma it has triggered
  • Understand the historical context of racism as a powerful social construct

June 20, 2017

Suicide Prevention at the VA

Kristen Dunaway, MD - Associate Chief of Psychiatry VAPORHCS; Associate Program Director: Adult Psychiatry Residency, OHSU
Aimee C. Johnson, LCSW - Program Specialist, Public Private Partnerships, VA Office for Suicide Prevention
Monireh Moghadam, LCSW - Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Portland VA Healthcare System
  • Identify core services provided by the suicide prevention program at the VA
  • Discuss the different suicide assessment and safety planning tools utilized in the VA system
  • Identify community collaborations and resources for meeting the aim of preventing suicide in their patient population

June 27, 2017

An Atypical Psych/Neuro Presentation: Understanding Autoimmune Encephalitis

Rebecca Marshall, MD, MPH - Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, OHSU
Anandam Hilde, MD - 1st year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, OHSU
Alison Christy, MD, PhD - Pediatric Neurology Resident, OHSU
  • Discuss the intersection and overlay of psychiatric and neurological disease.
  • State the history and current understanding of the pathophysiology of anti-NMDA receptor antibody positive encephalitis.
  • Summarize the clinical diagnostics, workup, and management of suspected autoimmune encephalitis.

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