Kenneth Altshuler Grand Rounds in Psychiatry

Grand Rounds are held on select Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm Central via Zoom.

Speaker Topic Date
Lois Choi-Kain, M.D., M.Ed.  Borderline Personality Disorder Jan 12
Srijan Sen M.D., Ph.D. Physician Training as Model to Understand Relationship Between Stress and Depression  Jan 19
Augustus John Rush, M.D. Faculty Development
Case Reports: Why, How, and Why Not
Jan 26
Daniel Lu, M.D., Ph.D. Novel Surgical Approaches and Functional Strategies in the Treatment of Spinal Disorders Feb 9
Quinn Capers, IV, M.D. Faculty Development 
Mitigating Bias and Racism in Medicine: A Proposal for Bias and Equity “Teaching Rounds"
Feb 16
Lina Chalak, M.D., M.S.C.S. From Bench to Clinical Trials to Program Development: Journey and Collaborations in Neonatal Ischemic Encephalopathy Feb 23
Michael Sharpe, M.D. Cancer, Depression, and Collaborative Care Mar 9
Manish Jha, M.D. Irritability in Adults with MDD: Clinical Significance and Potential Neurocircuit Mechanisms Mar 23
Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D. Neurobiological Signatures of Addiction Drive Novel Treatment Interventions Mar 30
Samuel Achilefu, Ph.D. Breaking Silos to See the Invisible and Treat the Incurable Apr 6
Vijay Kuchroo, D.V.M., Ph.D. **OBI Grand Rounds - begins at 11:00am**
Role of TIM Family of Genes in Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration
Apr 13
Meitra Doty, M.D. Faculty Development
Updates in Peripartum Psychiatry 
Apr 20
Michael D. Rugg, Ph.D. Neural Selectivity and Neural Reinstatement Relationship and Relevance to Individual and Age Differences in Episodic Memory Ability Apr 27
Paul J. Kenny, Ph.D.  Habenular Mechanisms of Drug Addiction  May 11
Arthur Westover, M.D. Faculty Development
Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Autism
May 18
Fredric N. Busch, M.D. Problem-Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy  Jun 15
Margie Balfour, M.D., Ph.D. Roadmap to the Ideal Crisis System Jun 29

Target Audience

Practicing physicians, faculty, residents, students, psychology trainees, nurses, mental health professionals; Methods: Lecture, demonstration, and question-and-answer period; Concept: Scholarly presentation in psychiatry or disciplines related to psychiatry; Goals: Inform audience of new research and clinical work relevant to psychiatry in order to enhance clinical work, research and education; Educational objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to: 1) Discuss recent clinical and research advances in various areas of psychiatry; 2) Describe and apply current treatment approaches to their clinical practices.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.  The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Off-Label Uses: Because this course is meant to educate physicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there may be “off-label” use discussed in the presentations. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is discussed. Disclosure: It is UT Southwestern’s policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation(s). Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. The faculty members’ relationships will be disclosed in the handout.