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Psychiatry Research Conference

FALL 2014 | SPRING 2015
Tuesdays | 12 NOON | Meyer 1-191




Sept 2

David Schretlen, Ph.D, ABPP
Host: Jennifer Payne      

Professor of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Radiology and Radiological Science,  The Johns Hopkins University, SOM

The Ubiquity of Cognitive Dysfunction in Medicine & Global Neuropsychology in the 21st Century


Shin-ichi Kano, MD, PHD        
Host: Gerald Nestadt

Assistant Professor, SOM Psy Molecular Psychiatry Program, The Johns Hopkins University, SOM

Emerging tools and ideas in biological understanding of mental illness: from human cell biology to immune mechanisms

Adam Kaplin, M.D., Ph.D.

Host: Joe Bienvenu

Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Johns Hopkins HospitalJohns Hopkins Esketamine Trial for Acute Suicidality in Depressed Patients

Sarven Sabunciyan, Ph.D     
Host: Peter Zandi

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Stanley Developmental Neurovirology, The Johns Hopkins University, SOM

Brain Expression of Repetitive Element Loci in Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression


Bill Eaton, Ph.D.
Host: Bernadette Cullen 

Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Oct 7

Frederick Barrett. Ph.D.

Host: D. Andrew Tompkins, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University SOMBrain Networks Involved in Strong Experiences with Music

Scott J. Russo, PhD  
Host: Atsushi Kamiya 

Associate Professor, Neuroscience Department, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Glutamatergic Circuit Plasticity in Stress-Related Disorders


Katherine Sharkey, MD, PhD, FAASM      
Host: Jennifer Payne

Assistant Professor, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry & Human Behavior


Elizabeth Stuart, PhD    
Host: Joe Bienvenu 

Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health 

Nov 4

Dani Fallin

Host: Peter Zandi

Chair, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Cassandra Gipson, Ph.D.


Medical University of South Carolina 

Flavio P. Kapszinski

Host: Fernando Goes

Research Director, Harris County Psychiatric Center; Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Director, Center for Molecular Psychiatry, The University of Texas, Medical School, UT HealthInflammatory changes in bipolar disorder: current findings and future perspectives

Elise Weerts

Host: Andy Tompkins

Associate Professor, Psy Bayview Behavoral Biology, The Johns Hopkins University, SOM


Dec 2

Judith L. Rapoport, MD
Host: Atsushi Kamiya 

Chief of the Child Psychiatry Branch, NIMH


Michele Ybarra, Ph.D., MPH
Host: Bernadette Cullen

President and Research Director, Center for Innovative Public Health Research (CiPHR)

Drawing upon successes in other fields to inform opportunities for technology-based mental health promotion

Eric Strain, M.D.           
Host: Jennifer Payne 

Professor, SOM Psy Bay Behavioral Pharm Rserch Unit , The Johns Hopkins University, SOM

30HOLIDAYNo Seminar-
Jan 6

Daniel Pine, M.D. 
Host: Joe Bienvenu

Chief, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program 


Lisa Dixon, M.D., MPH      
Host: Bernadette Cullen 

Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center Director, Center for Practice Innovations, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in Community Psychiatry



Sandra Comer, PhD

Host: Andy Tompkins

Professor of Clinical Neurobiology, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute


Michael F. Green, Ph.D.
Host: Atsushi Kamiya, 

Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UCLA 
Feb 3

Anika Alvanzo, MD, MS
Host: Bernadette Cullen 

Assistant Professor, SOM DOM General Internal Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University , SOM







Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc
Host: Jennifer Payne     

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital

March 3



Michael Thase

Host: Peter Zandi


Vidyulata Kamath, Ph.D                     

Host: Gerald Nestadt

Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 

Maxine Stitzer

Host: Andy Tompkins

Professor, SOM Bayview Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Johns Hopkins University, SOM


Andrew H. Miller, MD,                         
Host: Atsushi Kamiya

William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine

Apr 7

Renato D. Alarcon, MD

Host: Ray DePaulo

Professor, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology


Evelyn Bromet, PhD

Host: Bernadette Cullen 

Professor of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook


Deborah Kim, MD,                                       
Host: Jennifer Payne  

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Chief, Perinatal Division, Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



May 5

Cathy Schaefer, PhD

Host: Peter Zandi

Research Scientist II, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente 



Brady Maher, PhD             
Host: Atsushi Kamiya 

Investigator, Developmental Neurobiology and Functional Genomics division of the Lieber Institute





Donna Mennitto

Audrey Wuang
Ekaterina Pesheva (Child)



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