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Grand Rounds Schedule 2018-2019

Chairman’s Conference Room, D-203
671 Hoes Lane Piscataway, NJ
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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September 6, 2018
Title: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): A Review of its Role in Clinical Practice Today



Roger F. Haskett, MD

Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

September 13, 2018
Title: Digital Biomarkers for smart and mobile health



Elizabeth Torres, PhD

Associate Professor

Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computational Biomedicine Imaging and Modeling Beuroscience, Biomedical Engineering

Rutgers University


October 4, 2018
Title: Managing the Complex Comorbidity of Trauma and Addiction



Denise A. Hien, PhD, ABPP

Professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP)

Rutgers, The state University of New Jersey

Piscataway, NJ


October 11, 2018

Title: Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Treatment-Resistant Depression



Dan V. Iosifescu, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

NYU School of Medicine

New York, NY


November 1, 2018

Title: A Syndemic Approach to Gambling Disorder: Incorporating Screening and Assessment for Comorbid Conditions



Lia Nower, JD, PhD

Professor and Director, Center for Gambling Studies

Co-Director, Addiction Counselor Training Certificate Program

Rutgers University School of Social Work

New Brunswick, NJ


November 8, 2018

Title: Marijuana Legalization: What physicians need to know



David L. Nathan, MD, DFAPA

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers RWJMS
Director of Continuing Medical Education for Penn Medicine Princeton Health and Director of Professional Education at Princeton House Behavioral Health

Princeton, NJ

“Dr. Nathan does not represent the views of Penn Medicine Princeton Health on the topic of marijuana policy.”




December 6, 2018

Title: Organizational Interventions to Enhance Physician Wellbeing



Rashi Aggarwal, MD, FACLP, FAPA

Associate Professor

Department of Psychiatry

Associate Residency Training Director

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Newark, NJ




December 13, 2018

Title: Behavioral, Emotional & Social Correlates and Impacts of Methamphetamine use in Sexual Minority Men



Perry Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH

Dean and Professor of Biostatistics and Urban-Global Public Health

Rutgers University School of Public Health

Piscataway, NJ


January 3, 2019

Title: ADHD Developments Across the Lifespan



Oscar G Bukstein, MD, MPH 

Associate Psychiatrist-in-Chief & Vice Chairman of Psychiatry 

Training Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Boston Children’s Hospital 

Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


January 10, 2019

Title: Autism from 2 to 26



Catherine Lord, PhD

Distinguished Professor-in-Residence

Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior





February 7, 2019

Title: Rational Suicide in Older Adults: A Clinical Perspective



Meera Balasubramaniam MD, MPH

Attending Psychiatrist, Bellevue Hospital

Program Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

NYU School of Medicine



February 14, 2019

Title: Medical Student Interest in Psychiatry as a Career: 2016-18

Marta Papoosha, MD

Anthony Tobia, MD (Discussant) - Professor of Psychiatry

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Piscataway, NJ



March 7, 2019

Title: Can genetics pave the way to Precision Psychiatry? 



Maria Karayiorgou, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Acting

Chief of the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University

New York, NY


March 14, 2019

Title: Translational Research in Anxiety and Post-traumatic Stress Disorders



Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Pahrmacology and Neubiology Indiana University School of Medicine

Indianapolis, IN



April 4, 2019

Title: TBD

Dr. Jim Hudziak

April 11, 2019
Title: 20th Annual Department of Psychiatry Poster Presentation and Career Award Winner
May 2, 2019



Psychology Intern

May 9, 2019
Title: TBD

Forensic Psychiatry Fellow

June 6, 2019



Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Felloe

June 13, 2019



Psychiatry Resident