UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry 50th Anniversary

Three days reflecting on the Department's Scientific, Educational, and Clinical Achievements

April 4, 5, and 6, 2019

Location: UC San Diego, Atkinson Hall

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Day 1: Major Mental Disorders - Thursday, April 4, 2019
Location: UC San Diego, Atkinson Hall
7:30 am: Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 5:00 pm:
Research on Schizophrenia and Related Topics
  • Mark Geyer: Translating behavior dimensions across species and disorders
  • David Braff: Endophenotypes in schizophrenia: Illuminating the genotype to phenotype gap
  • Neal Swerdlow: Neural circuit regulation of sensorimotor gating across species
  • Kristin Cadenhead: Early identification, prediction, and intervention in prodromal psychosis
Research on Mood, Anxiety, Stress and Sleep
  • Murray Stein: Getting past post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Sonia Ancoli-Israel: Roles of sleep, circadian rhythms, and fatigue in breast cancer
  • Victoria Risbrough: Translational strategies to understand biological mechanisms of PTSD risks and novel treatments
  • Sonya Norman: Novel psychotherapy treatments for PTSD and related problems
Research on Alcohol, Drugs, and Related Conditions
  • Sandra A. Brown: Alcohol and drug effects on adolescent development
  • Igor Grant: Clearing the smoke on medical marijuana: The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research
  • Robert Anthenelli: Nicotine, the forgotten epidemic
  • Marc Schuckit: Using alcohol-related endophenotypes to study the course and prevention of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorders
Day 2: Cross Cutting Research - Friday, April 5, 2019
Location: UC San Diego, Atkinson Hall
7:30 am: Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 5:00 pm:
Research on Neuropsychology, AIDS and Aging
  • Dilip Jeste: Psychoneuroplasticity of aging
  • Cris Achim: Aging with HIV: At the crossroads
  • Elizabeth Twamley: Cognitive training to improve functioning across the diagnostic spectrum
  • Robert Heaton: HIV associated neurocognitive disease in the US and internationally: Detection and clinical significance
Research on Memory and Cognition
  • Larry Squire: The cognitive neuroscience of memory
  • Arpi Minassian: What the body can tell us about the brain: Using physiology to understand neuropsychiatric diagnoses
  • Jared Young: Forward and reverse translational research to delineate neural underpinnings of cognitive dysfunction in psychiatric disorders
  • Mark Mayford: The search for a fear memory engram
Research on Imaging across Disorders
  • Walter Kaye: Is anorexia nervosa an eating disorder?
  • Gregory Brown: Marrying computational models of behavior and brain imaging
  • Martin Paulus: Using fMRI to predict relapse in methamphetamine use disorder
  • Susan Tapert: Do alcohol and cannabis affect adolescent brain development: Insights from neuroimaging
Research on Psychiatric Genetics
  • Ming Tsuang: Genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders: Research on biomarkers
  • John Kelsoe: Understanding bipolar disorder through genetics
  • Abraham Palmer: Genetic basis of substance use disorders
  • Jonathan Sebat: From gene discoveries to personalized treatment in autism spectrum disorders
Day 3: Education and Clinical Care - Saturday, April 6, 2019
Location: UC San Diego, Atkinson Hall
7:30 am: Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 4:00 pm:
  • Robert Anthenelli and Sidney Zisook: Welcome
  • Daniel Sewell: Opening Plenary
  • Patricia Judd: Evolution of Clinical Services: From Asylum to Community
  • Sonia Ancoli-Israel: Gender and Academic Success - a personal journey
  • Steve Koh: Contributions to the community
  • Steve Shuchter and Desiree Shapiro: Discussion of TED talks
  • William Perry: Panel 1 - Clinical programs: a developmental perspective
  • David Folsom: Panel 2 - Clinical programs: widening horizons
  • David Braff: Mentoring
  • Carla Marienfeld: Prevention of Burnout through Motivational Interviewing
  • Steve Groban and Maria Tiamson-Kassab: Discussion of TED talks
  • Alana Iglewicz: Panel 3 - Educational programs - Then and Now
  • Lauren Brookman-Frazee: Fellowships - Then and Now
  • David Janowsky and Mariel Janowsky: Closing Comments and Discussion

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50th Anniversary ADDITIONAL EVENTS

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 8:00-9:30am

The Henry and Amelia Nasrallah Annual Endowed Lecture

Henry Nasrallah

The Henry and Amelia Nasrallah Annual Endowed Lecture in Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Topic: Advances in Schizophrenia: 50 Developments over the Past Decade
Henry A. Nasrallah, MD
Professor & Chairman / Sydney W. Souers Endowed Chair / Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience / Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Location: Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior - Large Auditorium (map)



As we remember our bright past, we invite you to help shape our brilliant future together. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Department of Psychiatry please consider giving to the Golden Anniversary Fund. Your support will help us respond to our greatest needs and most ambitious goals.