Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Psychiatry Grand Rounds Calendar

Grand Rounds are held Thursdays from 11:00am – 12:00pm.

Note that the room location may vary by week.


Sept. 12

Departmental Town Hall
A 10-Year Perspective: Updates on Accomplishments and Building a Great Culture in the Department
Charles R. Marmar, MD
Lucius N. Littauer Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry
NYU Langone Health
Smilow Seminar Room

Sept. 19 Experimental Approaches to the Treatment of Schizophrenia
Donald C. Goff, MD     
Marvin Stern Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Psychiatry
NYU School of Medicine
Smilow Seminar Room
Sept. 26 Fear Extinction: From Neural Mechanisms to Clinical Application
Mohammed R. Milad, PhD
Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Behavioral Neuroscience Program
NYU School of Medicine
Smilow Seminar RoomB


Oct. 3 Alternatives to Incarceration for the Severely Mentally Ill
Jeremy Colley, MD
Associate Chief, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Division of Forensic Psychiatry
Bellevue Hospital Center
Associate Clinical Professor
Program Director, Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry
NYU School of Medicine
Smilow Seminar Room
Oct. 10 René S. Kahn, MD, PhD
Esther and Joseph Klingenstein Professor and System Chair
Department of Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
Smilow Seminar Room
Oct. 17 Mental and Managed Care: Where We Have Been and Where We are Going
Martin Rosenzweig, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Optum Behavioral
Smilow Seminar Room
Oct. 24 Jonathan D. Brodie Lecture Grand Rounds
Amit Etkin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Stanford University
Smilow Seminar Room
Oct. 31 Sex Differences in the Brain and Heart: Implications for Psychiatry
Jill Goldstein, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Executive Director, Women, Heart and Brain Global Initiative
Senior Scientist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Medicine, Division of
Women’s Health
Smilow Seminar Room


Nov. 7 Measuring Behavioral Health Treatment Quality and Performance: When and Why Does
it Matter?

Tom Smith, MD
New York State Director for Mental Health
Smilow Seminar Room
Nov. 14 Perinatal Mood Disorders
Marlene P. Freeman, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Abra Prentice Foundation Chair in Women’s Mental Health
Massachusetts General Hospital
Smilow Seminar Room
Nov. 21 Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture in conjunction with the Child Study Center
Scott H. Kollins, PhD  (ADHD and Smoking)
Professor and Director, Duke ADHD Program
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
Duke University
Smilow Seminar Room
Nov. 28 NO Rounds - Thanksgiving


Dec. 5 Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA (college student mental health)
Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine
Co-Director, Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program
Medical Director, Adult Neurodevelopmental Disorders Section
University of Pennsylvania
Smilow Seminar Room
Dec. 12 Christian Lüscher, MD
Professor, Department of Basic Neurosciences
University of Geneva
Smilow Seminar Room
Dec. 19 The Preclinical Phase of Alzheimer’s Disease: Multimodal Biomarker Studies in the
General Population and in Down Syndrome

Juan Fortea, MD, PhD
Consultor, Neurology Department
Hospital of Sant Pau, Barcelona
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
NYU School of Medicine
Smilow Seminar Room
Dec. 26 NO Rounds – winter holidays


Jan. 2 NO Grand Rounds – winter holidays
Jan. 9

Departmental Town Hall
Faculty and Trainee Scholarship & Wellness: Finding Common Ground
Smilow Seminar Room

Jan. 16

The Neuroanatomy of Antipsychotic Drug Action
W. Gordon Frankle, MD, MBA
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Psychiatry, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Chief, Psychiatry Service, NYU Lutheran
Smilow Seminar Room

Jan. 23

Ghosting and Grindr: What Every Psychiatrist Should Know About Rejection in the World of Online Dating
Kathryn Baselice, MD, Aviva Caroff, MD, Evan Einstein, MD, Asha Martin, MD, Gabriella Riley, MD
NYU Dept. of Psychiatry Residency Program
Smilow Seminar Room

Jan. 30

Update on the Thalamus with Relevance to Neuropsychiatric Illness
Mike Halassa, PhD
Assistant Professor, Brain and Cognitive Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology         
Smilow Seminar Room


Feb. 6

Update on the Hippocampus
Helen E. Scharfman, PhD
Professor, Departments of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience
& Physiology
NYU School of Medicine
Research Scientist, Center for Dementia Research
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Smilow Seminar Room

Feb. 13

Update on the Cerebellum
Thomas P. Naidich, MD
Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Irving and Dorothy Research Professor of Neuroscience (Neuroimaging)
Mount Sinai
Smilow Seminar Room

Feb. 20

Update on Delirium: Prophylaxis and Damage Control in Acute Brain Failure
Aaron Pinkhasov, MD
Chairman, Department of Behavioral Health
NYU Winthrop Hospital
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
NYU Grossman School of Medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine
Alumni Hall A

Feb. 27

GPR 55 in Neuropsychiatry
Richard Tsien, PhD
Druckenmiller Professor of Neuroscience and Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
Director, Neuroscience Institute
Professor, Department of Neurology
Smilow Seminar Room


Mar. 5

Menas S. Gregory Memorial Lecture
History of Psychopharmacology
Ira Glick, MD
Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University Medical Center
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Smilow Seminar Room

Mar. 12

Paula Riggs, MD
Paula D. Riggs MD, Professor
Director, Division of Substance Dependence
Vice Chair, Faculty Affairs
Department of Psychiatry
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Smilow Seminar Room

Mar. 19

David Mohr, PhD
Director, Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies
Professor of Preventive Medicine (Behavioral Medicine), Medical Social Sciences, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University
Smilow Seminar Room

Mar. 26

Marvin Stern Lecture
Jane Rosenthal, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Population Health
Medical Director, Psychosocial Services, Perlmutter Cancer Center
NYU School of Medicine
Smilow Seminar Room


Apr. 2

Matthew State, MD, PhD
Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco
Director, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute and Hospital
Smilow Seminar Room

Apr. 9 NO Grand Rounds - Passover
Apr. 16

Charles Raison, MD
Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families
School of Human Ecology
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Smilow Seminar Room

Apr. 23

The Ethics of Mental Health Issues in Sports
Arthur L. Caplan, PhD and Michael McNamee, MA, PhD
Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics
Director, Division of Medical Ethics
New York University
Professor of Applied Ethics, College of Engineering
Swansea University, UK
Program Director, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme
Smilow Seminar Room

Apr. 30 NO Grand Rounds


May. 7

Orrin Devinsky, MD
Professor, Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
NYU School of Medicine
Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
NYU Langone
Smilow Seminar Room

May. 14

Timothy E. Wilens, MD
Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
(Co) Director, Center for Addiction Medicine
MGH Trustees Endowed Chair in Addiction Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Alumni Hall A

May. 21

Marc Manseau, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
NYU School of Medicine
Smilow Seminar Room

May. 28

Eric J. Simon Lecture in Basic and Translational Neuroscience
Christopher J. Evans, PhD
Stefan Hatos Professor
Director, Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology at the Semel Institute
Director, Brain Research Institute
University of California, Los Angeles
Smilow Seminar Room


Jun. 4

Residents Grand Rounds
Smilow Seminar Room

Jun. 11

Town Hall
Smilow Seminar Room

Jun. 18

Alan Schatzberg, MD
Smilow Seminar Room