The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences prides itself on its continuing medical education activities. Providing this service to the medical community, our clinical and full-time faculty, and allied health professionals is an obligation we take seriously. Every spring we offer a forensic psychiatry conference and every December we sponsor our Brain and Behavior conference. This latter offering focuses on the interface between psychiatry and neurology and provides an opportunity for our alumni to return since they can also participate in the annual business meeting of the Heath Society at that time.
Meet our new Psychology Interns for 2015-2016
TulaAnna Kelley, M.A
University of Denver, Denver, CO
Kathryn Fleming, M.A., M.S.
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Amie Herrman Lofton, M.S.
Carlos Albizu University, Miami, FL
Zoe Leibowitz, M.A.
Spalding University, Louisville, KY
James McAbee, M.A.
University of South. Alabama, Mobile, AL
The department filled all the residency slots for 2015-2016. Please join us in welcoming our new residents.
We are pleased to announce that starting November 7th, we will be offering CME credit for Adult Psychiatry Grand Rounds! Grand Rounds will now be approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. As we start offering CME credit, there will be a few small changes. We will need to take Grand Rounds attendance starting in November, so please make sure to sign in when you come. To make sure you are receiving CME credit, please see below:
Clinical Faculty and friends of the department (not employed by Tulane)- To receive CME Credit, you will need to register with the Tulane Center for Continuing Education. Please go to the website: http://tulane.edu/cce/grand-rounds.cfm and click “Register Now.” The cost to sign up for CME credit is $95 for the year. Once you sign up, CME Credit will be given for any Grand Rounds (in any department) you attend and sign the attendance sheet. *Please note- if you have signed up through other departments (such as Child Psychiatry), you do not need to sign up again.
Faculty (employed by Tulane Psychiatry)- If you would like to receive a CME transcript at the end of the year to submit for credit, the CME transcript cost of $95 is paid from your faculty member option account. Noemi will be contacting you to find out if you would like to opt-IN to receive your transcript. You can also contact Noemi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 988-3772 if you have additional questions. You do NOT need to go to the CME website to register, but please make sure you sign in when you attend Grand Rounds so that you receive credit on your transcript. *Please note- if you have already signed up through other departments (such as Child Psychiatry), you do not need to sign up again.
Residents and Fellows- you do NOT need to register with CME since being in a residency or fellowship completes our annual CME requirements. Please make sure you do sign in at grand rounds, though, since the CME office will need full attendance sheets for Grand Rounds. In addition, when you graduate you will be able to get AMA direct credit for CME credits earned during residency or fellowship.
Congratulations, Veronique!! What a great way to work your "outside" interest into your rotation to make patients feel better and also turn it into an academic project.
Yoga beneficial in inpatient setting | Psychiatry
Psychiatry | NEW YORK —In a study of 80 inpatient psychiatric patients, regular yoga classes were self-rated as beneficial to overall treatment in 82.2% of participants, the researchers highlighted at the poster session during the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. In a population of 80 participants from the East Jefferson Inpatient Psychiatric Unit in Metairie, Louisiana. Read more...
Congratulation Holly on your poster and for being on APA TV.
NEW YORK-A search of "#suicide" on the social media site Instagram revealed images that romanticized suicide and self-harm or showed graphic depictions of suicide acts. Researchers presented this exploratory study at the 167th Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.
"Our findings are alarming," wrote study authors Arshya B. Vahabzadeh, MD, of Harvard Medical School in Boston and Holly, Peek MD, MPH, of Tulane University in New Orleans. "It appears the Instagram policy of identifying and removing content with suicidal/self-harm images is ineffective." Read more...
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) honored Tulane University child psychiatrist Dr. Michael Scheeringa with a lifetime achievement award for his pioneering research about the emotional and behavioral problems of very young children.
Scheeringa, who is the Remigio Gonzalez, M.D., Professor of Child Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine, was given the AACAP's 2013 Irving Philips Award for Prevention, an honor for those who have made significant contributions to the prevention of mental illness in children and adolescents.
."For a long time, conventional wisdom had been that very young children couldn't get psychiatric disorders, and even if they did there were very few ways to treat them," Scheeringa said. "Our empirical work on the assessment and treatment of posttraumatic stress in very young children has helped to change that belief."
Scheeringa's career has included many firsts in his field. He conducted the first study on the diagnostic validity of post-traumatic stress disorder in preschool children, the first study on the neurobiology associated with PTSD in preschool children and the first longitudinal study of PTSD diagnosis in preschoolers. His work was the primary basis for the first developmentally specialized criteria for PTSD that cuts across all age groups in the profession's leading authority for psychiatric diagnosis, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Representing over 8,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists nationwide, the AACAP is the leading authority on children's mental health.
CHILD PSCYHIATRIST MAKES THE FRONT PAGE OF PSYCHIATRY NEWS
Stacy Drury M.D., Ph.D. an an assistant professor of psychiatry was interviewed about the Burcharest Early Intervention Project for the lead article, "Child's Telomeres May Tell of Early-Life Adversity", in the July 1, 2011 issue of Psychiatry News.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW TRAINEES
GRADUATING MEDICAL STUDENTS RECEIVE AWARDS IN PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY
May 18, 2009
Incoming Psychiatry Resident Ashley Doucette: A Katrina Class Story
Congratulations to Brad McConville who is one of ten residents selected as a Laughlin Fellow by the American College of Psychiatrists for 2009-2010. As such, he and his peers ("who will likely be future leaders of psychiatry") will be able to attend the meetings of the College in 2009 and 2010 at the expense of the College. Brad has won several other awards while here as a med-psych resident at Tulane. He has won back-to-back Gonzalez Prizes for scientific writing by a resident in our Department, and has been named one of the Residents of the Year at MCL-NO (2007-2008) and was also recently awarded the American Psychiatric Association/Bristol Myers Squibb Fellowship Award in Public Psychiatry for 2008-2010.
Charles Chester, MD
Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents
Richard Dalton, MD
Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
Robert Detrinis, MD
Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education, American Psychiatric Association
Stacy Drury, MD, PhD
2009 Career Development Travel Award, Anxiety Disorders Association of America Invited Participant, American Psychiatric Association 14th Annual Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators
Mary Margaret Gleason
Junior Scholar Travel Award, American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2008
Janet Johnson, MD
Gloria P. Walsh Award for Teaching Excellence, awarded by the Owl Club for inspiring excellence in teaching and promoting high ethical standards. 2009
Leslie Lawrence, MD
Helping Hands Award, American Psychiatric Association
Joseph Matta, MD
Passed certification examination in Addiction Medicine through ASAM
Geoffrey Nagle, PhD
Health Care Heroes Class of 2009, New Orleans City Business
Mordecai Potash, MD
Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, American Psychiatric Association
Angela Traylor, MD
Fellowship Award to Support Attendance at Workshop on Clinical Trials in Psychopharmacology, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Daniel Winstead, MD
1st Vice President, American College of Psychiatry
Charles Zeanah, MD
2009 Blanche F. Ittleson Award for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association
Tiffany Chang, MD
2009 Resident Scholarship to the AAN Annual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology
Sapna Purawat, MD
2009 Training Residents in Psychiatry Scholarship, Dept. Of Veterans Affairs, South Central Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center 9MIRECC)
The Department of Psychiatry and Neurology is pleased to announce our new trainees for 2009, with a special thanks to all who helped recruit this excellent group of residents and interns.
Incoming interns are:
Abbey Conner, University of Indianapolis
Michael Ripski, University of Virginia
Please join us in welcoming these outstanding new residents and interns.
Poverty Creates Toxic Stress for Young Children
With nearly one in three of Louisiana's children under the age of five living in poverty, and an 81 percent increase in abuse and neglect cases in this age group over the past six years, the question of how to improve the lives of Louisiana's youngest citizens is an increasingly pressing issue, says Geoffrey Nagle, director of the Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.
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