Grand Rounds Schedule for 2020-2021 

Wednesdays, 12noon to 1pm via zoom at 

Open sessions are marked with an *asterisk* and available at

All participants are placed in a waiting room initially. Please make sure that your name on the screen shows both your first and last name for attendance recording. For CME from open sessions, please contact Lakeysha Deloch at

August 12

Petros Levounis, MD - Rutgers University Department of Psychiatry

Motivational Interviewing

August 19

Erich Conrad, MD - LSU NO Department of Psychiatry


August 26

Ray Tucker, PhD - LSU Department of Psychology & LSU BR Department of Psychiatry

Adapting Empirically Supported Therapies for Transgender and Gender Diverse Adults

September 2

PRITE review for residents

September 9

PRITE review for residents

September 16 PRITE review for residents
September 23 Annual Program Evaluation Presentation
September 30 PRITE EXAM

October 7


Janet Bradley, MD

*Community Psychiatry in Louisiana

October 14

Marilyn Mendoza, PhD

*Myths About Grief

October 21

Lee Tynes, MD, PhD - OLOL Medical Director of Psychiatry

*Update on Louisiana Commitment laws

October 28

(Cancelled due to LSUHSC New Orleans campus closure for Hurricane Zeta. Will reschedule for the Spring)

Cody Roi, MD - LSU NO Department of Psychiatry

*Hallucinations in Children

November 4

Chuck Coleman, MD - LSU NO Department of Psychiatry

*Are We Doing Poor Evaluations:  Financial Stress on Psychiatric Patients and Families

November 11

Eva Mathews, MD, MPH - Assoc Program Director of LSU BR Psychiatry 

*Perinatal Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

November 18

Brad McConville, MD - Combined Med/Psych Residency Program Director at Tulane University

"CYBERINSANITY: How the Internet works against psychiatry and propagates psychotic illness"        

November 25 Holiday
December 2

Alex Cohen, PhD - LSU Dept of Psychology; LSU BR Dept of Psychiatry

*Digital phenotyping for measuring mental health:Moving beyond "proof of concept”

December 9

Guido Dejesus, MD - LSU BR Department of Internal Medicine

*Psychiatry in Medicine

December 16

Melissa Watson, MD - LSU BR Psychiatry

M&M Conference (internal presentation)

December 23 Holiday
December 30 Holiday
January 6

Rachael Field - Residency and Fellowship Program Liaison for Universal Health Services Inc

Financial and Career Planning for Residents (for residents only)

January 13

Stephen Deweese, MD; PGY 4 Chief Resident

*Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in The Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders 

January 20

Will Newman, MD - Saint Louis University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience


January 27

Cody Roi, MD - LSU NO Department of Psychiatry

*Hallucinations in Children

February 3

Ashleigh Fleming, MD - LSU NO/BR Department of Psychiatry

*Correctional Psychiatry

February 10

Christopher Marett, MD, MPH - University of Cincinnati Department of Psychiatry

*Psychiatry and Social Media

February 17

Ashley Weir, LCSW - Tulane University Forensic Sexual Behavior Program

*The Grooming of Victims, Families, and Beyond

February 24

Donna Sudak, MD - Drexel University Department of Psychiatry

*Dialectical Behavior Therapy

March 3 Program Meeting with Residents (closed session)
March 10

Lauren Osborne, MD - Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry


March 17  open
March 24 open
March 31

Kaz Nelson, MD - University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry

*Borderline Personality Disorder

April 7 open
April 14

Benjamin Sheldon, MD - U Mass Department of Neuropsychiatry

*Frontal Executive Function Toolkit

April 21

Jeremy Ragsdell, MD - PGY 4 Resident


April 28 open
May 5

Joan Kaufman, PhD - Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry, Research Center for Child & Family Traumatic Stress

*Epigenetics and Child Abuse

May 12             

Natalie Bliss, MD - PGY 4 Resident 


May 19

Caroline Fu, DO - PGY 3 Chief Resident


May 26

Jerry Ignatius, DO - Psychiatry Center Medical Director at MD Anderson Cancer Center

*Demoralization and Depression in Cancer Patients

June 2

Ashley Weiss, DO, MPH - Tulane Department of Psychiatry, Early Psychosis Intervention Program

*First Episode Psychosis