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Psychiatry Research Conference

FALL 2013 | SPRING 2014
Tuesdays | 12 NOON | Meyer 1-191




Sept 3

Kristen Brennand, Ph.D.

Host: Akira Sawa

Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiIn Vitro Modelling of Predisposition to Schizophrenia

Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D.

Host: Ray DePaulo

Rachel Brown Banks Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Human Genetics, Director, Psychiatric Genetics Research Program, Director, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral GeneticsPsychiatric Genetic Epidemiology: A Current Perspective

Evaristus Nwulia, M.D., MHS

Host: Akira Sawa

Associate Professor and Director, Translational Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Genetics, Howard University College of MedicineUsing Olfactory Neuroepithelium as a Dynamic Marker of Lithium Response

Declan T. Barry, Ph.D.

Host: Andy Tompkins

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, Director, APT Pain Treatment ServicesCo-occurring Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction: A Challenge for Patients and Providers
Oct 1

Jean Lud Cadet, M.D.

Host: Gwenn Smith

Associate Director for Diversity and Outreach Chief, Molecular Neuropsychiatry Research Branch Co-Director, Fellowship in Addiction and Aging NIDA Intramural Research ProgramEpigenetic Mechanisms of Methamphetamine's Regulation of Striatal Glutamate Receptors

Zachary N. Stowe, M.D.

Host: Jennifer Payne

Director, Women's Mental Health Program, Professor in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesMaternal Mental Illness: The First Adverse Life Event

Rebecca L. Corwin, Ph.D.

Host: Kellie Tamashiro

Professor of Nutritional Neuroscience, The Pennsylvania State University, Dept of Nutritional SciencesYou Are HOW You Eat: Preclinical Evidence That Binge Eating Affects The Brain

Courtney P. Keeton, Ph.D.

Host: Joe Bienvenu

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Division of Child & Adolescent PsychiatryPediatric Anxiety and the Family Context

Steve Hyman, M.D

Host: Ray DePaulo

Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Success in Psychiatric Genetics: Significant Challenges for Neurobiology

Nov 5

David Oslin, MD

Host: Andy Tompkins

VA Associate Chief of Staff for Behavioral Health, Director VISN 4 MIRECC, Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of PennsylvaniaA Step Care Approach To Alcohol Addiction

David Steffens, M.D.

Host: Gwenn Smith

Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Sciences CenterDepression, Cognitive Impairment and Cognitive Decline

Ken Mackie, M.D.

Host: Atsushi Kamiya

Linda and Jack Gill Chair of Neuroscience and Professor, Dept. of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Indiana UniversityReceptors Gone Wild: CB2 Cannabinoid Receptor Signaling in Neurons, and The Consequences of CB2 Receptor Functional Selectivity
Nov 26

Susan Carnell, Ph.D.

Host: Kellie Tamashiro

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Perspectives on Obesity: Studying Familial, Genetic and Neural Contributions to Appetite in Children

Dec 3

Paul S. Appelbaum, M.D.

Host: Geetha Jayaram

Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, & Law, Director, Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry, Director, Center for Research on Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics, Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsGuns and Mental Illness - review of restrictions on access to guns by people with MI and what we know about their effectiveness; discussions of policy options

G. Caleb Alexander M.D., M.S.

Host: Andy Tompkins

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Drug Safety and EffectivenessImpact of FDA Risk Communications on Patient, Provider and Firm Behavior
24HOLIDAYNo Seminar-
31HOLIDAYNo Seminar-
Jan 7

Seth Margolis, PhD

Host: Akira Sawa

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineMechanisms of Angelman Syndrome: From UBE3A Substrates to Synapse Restriction

Stephan Heckers, MD MSc

Host: Akira Sawa

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, William P. and Henry B. Test Chair in Schizophrenia Research, Vanderbilt University

What is Wrong With The Hippocampus In Psychosis?

Maura Furey, Ph.D.

Host: Jennifer Payne

Staff Scientist, Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch, NIMH/NIHThe Role of Cholinergic Dysfunction in Mood Disorders: Clinical Trials and Functional Neuroimaging Studies
Feb 4

David Goldstein, Ph.D.

Host: Gerry Nestadt

Director, Center for Human Genome Variation, The Richard and Pat Johnson Distinguished University Professor, Duke University

Identifying Pathogenic Mutations in Patients with Neurodevelopmental Disease

Richard S. Lee, Ph.D

Host: Gwenn Smith

Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineUnderstanding the Role of Stress and Epigenetics in Psychiatry

Barbara Rothbaum, Ph.D.

Host: Joe Bienvenu

Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Psychiatry, Emory School of Medicine, Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director, Trauma & Anxiety Recovery Program

Can PTSD be Prevented with Early Intervention?

Zachary Kaminsky, Ph.D.

Host: Jennifer Payne

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University, School of MedicineIdentification and Replication of a Novel Epigenetic and Genetic Biomarker for Suicidal Behaviors
March 4

Anne S. Bassett, MD, FRCPC

Host: Russell Margolis

Canada Research Chair in Schizophrenia Genetics and Genomic Disorders, Dalglish Chair in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Associate Staff, Division of Cardiology, University Health Network, Associate Member, Canadian College of Medical Geneticists, Director, Clinical Genetics Research Program, Centre for Addiction & Mental HealthGenetics for Clinical Practice in Schizophrenia

Gene-Jack Wang, MD

Host: Gwenn Smith

Senior medical staff clinician, Laboratory of Neuroimaging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and AlcoholismFunctional Neuroimaging of Obesity

Patrick Finan, Ph.D.

Host: Andy Tompkins

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineThe Role of Positive Affect in Chronic Pain and its Treatment

Dr. Paul Summergrad, M.D.

Host: Ray DePaulo

Dr. Frances S. Arkin Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Tufts Medical Center, Chairman, Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization, President-Elect, American Psychiatric AssociationA Century of General Hospital Psychiatry: Implications Of Psychiatry And Health Care Reform
April 1

Dr. Lawrence P. Reagan, Ph.D.

Host: Kellie Tamashiro

Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience, University of South Carolina School of Medicine,Obesity As a Chronic Metabolic Stressor

Venkata S. Anand Mattay, M.D.

Host: Gwenn Smith

Director, Neuroimaging Core, Director, Neuroimaging Core, Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Johns Hopkins Medical CampusNeuroimaging Genetic Influence in Normal Cognitive Aging

Wayne Drevets, M.D.

Host: Jennifer Payne

Scientific Vice President,
Disease Area Leader in Mood Disorders
Janssen Research and Development, of Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
Titusville, NJ
Rapidly Acting Antidepressant Drugs: Putative Mechanisms of Action and Implications for Novel Therapeutics

Michelle M. Mielke, Ph.D.

Host: Kostas Lyketsos

Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences Research, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Neurology, Mayo ClinicSphingolipids and Neurodegenerative Diseases: A Common Pathway for Multiple Pathologies?


Emily Severance, Ph.D.

Host: Kellie Tamashiro

Assistant Professor, Stanley Division of Developmental Neurovirology, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of MedicineExploring intestinal, brain and immune system interactions in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
May 6

Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW

Host: Andy Tompkins

Director of the Family Acceptance Project, San Francisco State UniversityFamilies Matter: Critical Role of Families in Reducing Risk and Promoting Well-Being for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth

Kelly Klump, Ph.D.

Host: Kellie Tamashiro

Professor, Michigan State UniversityCritical Roles For Puberty And Ovarian Hormones In The Development Of Eating Disorders: Evidence From Human And Animal Models

Jessica Peirce, Ph.D.

Host: Joe Bienvenu

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Assistant Director, Addiction Treatment Services, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CampusIncidence and Treatment of Trauma and PTSD in Substance Use Disordered Patients

Kostas Lyketsos, MD, MHS

Host: Jennifer Payne

Professor, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesAgitation as a Target for Treatment Development: Citalopram and Other Innovations


Donna Mennitto

Audrey Wuang
Ekaterina Pesheva (Child)



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