Grand Rounds Series
The Psychiatry Department at Texas Tech University Health Science Center offer monthly Psychiatry Grand Rounds typically on Friday or Wednesday at noon. The Grand Rounds are open to faculty, nurses and all level of trainees. The global learning objectives are to educate the next generation of physicians as well as keep faculty abreast about current practice, update from recent research and evidence-based practice guidelines in the mental health treatment. Develop collaborative partnership with experts from other institutions help to improve the mental health awareness and clinical care of our population.
A Grand Round Committee represented by psychiatric faculty, child psychiatric fellows, psychiatric residents, educator nurse, medical student, and researchers address the professional practice gaps in the mental health field and assure the compliance of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accreditation requirements.
The Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Psychiatry Grand Round are live activities with a 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM and regularly ethics credits are also offer.
Current Grand Round Committee Representatives:
Chair: Silvina Tonarelli, MD
Co-Chair: Cecilia DeVargas, MD
Research: Bharathi Gadad, MD
Child Fellowship: Aisha S. Shariq, MD
Psychiatry Residency: Regina San Pedro, MD; Justin Hartmann, MD and Jessie Bangs, MD
Medical Student: Harald Vogt, MS2
Nurse Educator: Celia-Gonzalez Najera, RN
Below is a list of past and future Psychiatry Grand Rounds:
June 7, 2019 “Psychotherapy for Individuals with Bipolar Disorder: Addressing the Diversity ofPresenting Problems” presented by Jodi G. Arnold, Ph.D. Psychologist Adjunct Associate Professor UTHealth San Antonio San Antonio, Texas
Sept. 6, 2019 “Alcohol Use Disorder: Treatment Strategies in the Outpatient Setting” presented by:Fabrizzio Delgado, M.D. Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry Texas Tech University HealthSciences Center El Paso El Paso, Texas
Oct. 4, 2019 “ Two-Generation Approach to Families” presented by Marie Leiner, Ph.D. ResearchProfessor Department of Pediatrics Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso El Paso,Texas and Cecilia DeVargas, M.D. Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry Texas Tech UniversityHealth Sciences Center El Paso El Paso, Texas
Nov. 1, 2019 “Disasters and Mental Health: Impact, Vulnerability and Early Interventions” presentedby Mark Brown, M.D., M.P.H. Psychiatrist Military Trauma Treatment Program El Paso VA OutpatientTeleHealth Provider El Paso, Texas
Dec. 6, 2019 “Autism Spectrum Disorder in Youth: Managing Anxiety” Presented by Carla I. Alvarado,M.D. Assistant Professor Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry Texas TechUniversity Health Sciences Center El Paso El Paso, Texas
Feb. 7, 2020 “Schizophrenia: An Update on Neurological Theories and Emerging Treatment Strategies”presented by Christopher Castaneda, M.D. Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry Texas TechUniversity Health Sciences Center El Paso El Paso, Texas
March 6, 2020 “Incorporating Mindfulness in Medicine” presented by Shiva Mansourkhani, M.D.Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Pasoand Melanie Longhurst, Ph.D., M.Ed. Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry Texas TechUniversity Health Sciences Center El Paso
June 12, 2020 – “The Natural History of Serious Mental Illness and the Importance of EarlyIntervention” presented by: Joseph Calabrese, M.D. Professor Department of Psychiatry Case WesternReserve University School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio
July 10, 2020 ”Treatment of Pediatric Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in the Primary Care Setting”presented by: Sarah L. Martin, M.D. Assistant Professor Chief, Division of Child and AdolescentPsychiatry Department of Psychiatry Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso El Paso,Texas
August 12, 2020 "DSM-5 Outline for Cultural Formulation and Cultural Formulation Interview: Toolsfor Culturally Competent Care" presented by Francis Lu, M.D. Luke & Grace Kim Professor in CulturalPsychiatry, Emeritus, at the University of California, Davis.
Sep 4, 2020 “ The Management of Treatment Resistant Depression” presented by Dr. Charles B.Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D. Matthew P. Nemeroff Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry andBehavioral Sciences Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences Director, Institute of Early Life AdversityResearch Dell Medical School The University of Texas at Austin
Oct 2, 2020 “Gender Dysphoria, focus on Psychiatry role and guidelines available to include SexReassignment surgery” presented by Dr. Mehta Shivani Assistant Professor Department of PsychiatryTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and Dr. Odom Charles Child Psychiatry Fellow atTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Nov 6, 2020 “Bipolar Disorders in Children and Adolescents Assessment and Management” presentedby Melissa Delbello, MD, Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Professor and Chair of Psychiatry &Behavioral Neuroscience, Co-Medical Director, Mood Disorders Center at the University of CincinnatiMedical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
December 4, 2020 “Bipolar Disorder and Inflammation” presented by Roger S. McIntyre, M.D., FRCPCProfessor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Canada and Head, Mood DisordersPsychopharmacology Unit