June 16, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
Dr. Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master's thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. His undergraduate thesis at New College of Florida was a 25-year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. He also conducted a thirty-four year follow-up study to Timothy Leary's Concord Prison Experiment. Rick studied with Dr. Stanislav Grof and was among the first to be certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. His professional goal is to help develop legal contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana, primarily as prescription medicines but also for personal growth for otherwise healthy people, and eventually to become a legally licensed psychedelic therapist. He founded MAPS in 1986, and currently resides in Boston with his wife, dog, and empty rooms from three children, one of whom is in college and two have graduated.
-Dr. Doblin was recently featured in a New York Times Article, here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/09/health/psychedelics-mdma-psilocybin-molly-mental-health.html
-Dr. Doblin recently published an article on MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD in Nature Medicine: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01336-3
-MAPS recently did a Question and Answer Session on the website Reddit, that included some answers from Dr. Doblin: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nh3c97/we_are_the_multidisciplinary_association_for/
-Dr. Doblin was recently featured on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, whose Spotify link is here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Z8lzhvHCMv0c8qZWXbzzK
MDMA-Assisted Therapy: A Breakthrough in PTSD Treatment
Dr. Rick Doblin, Ph.D. will present the latest Phase 3 data, talk about other studies with VA affiliated researchers, and how the drug might be regulated post-approval.
June 9, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
CPT Robert DiFilippo (pronunciation: “De-Philip-oh”) was born in New Jersey and remained there for the first 18 years of his life. His adolescence was shaped by long hours working in the best Jewish deli in all of the Garden State. He decided to leave his beloved home and travel north for college, attending Fordham University (the real one in the Bronx - he’s not one of those Lincoln Center Manhattanite-wannabes). He majored in biology and theology while also actively participating in the ROTC program. Upon graduation, he commissioned as a 2LT, took the MCATs, spent his gap year working at Pier 1 (so more like a Pier-year?), and subsequently attended Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. He was an HPSP scholarship recipient and an NCC Psychiatry residency graduate. CPT DiFilippo is currently, but not for long, an NCC Forensic Psychiatry fellow. Almost immediately after his grand rounds, he will travel to Georgia with his wife, the good Dr. Aguilar, daughter, Luna, and a menagerie of ungrateful animals.
To Protect and Unnerve
This presentation is a general review of law enforcement's interaction with behavioral health issues. It covers issues facing those with mental health disorders when engaging with police officers. We'll also look into potential solutions to address this troubled relationship.
May 26, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
MAJ Courtney Fox earned her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Notre Dame in 2009, and was an ROTC four-year scholarship recipient. She earned her M.S. in Psychology at USUHS in 2013, and her Ph.D. in Psychology from USUHS in 2015. She was a postdoctoral clinical psychology resident at Tripler Army Medical Center from 2015-2016, served as a Brigade Psychologist for the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade at Wheeler AAF, HI from 2017-2019, served as a Regimental Psychologist for the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Irwin, CA in 2019-2021, and has been a staff psychologist with the WRNMMC Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health clinic from January 2021 to present.
Know Your Audience – Integrating into an Operational Environment
This is a brief officer professional development (OPD) on lessons learned and best practices for integrating into an operational unit as an embedded medical provider.
May 19, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
LT Phillips obtained her BS in Psychology and Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2009. Go Badgers! She then obtained an MS in Neuroscience from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2012, and completed her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016. She completed her Internship and Residency in General Adult Psychiatry with the NCC, acting as one of our program’s Chief Residents from 2019-2020. She is currently about to complete her fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry.
Committed - A brief education of involuntary psychiatric hospitalization
This 50-minute presentation will provide a brief history of involuntary hospitalizations, a discussion of how the process varies in the military health system, and clinical tools for deciding when a patient requires involuntary hospitalization for treatment.
May 12, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
D.S.W., Lieutenant Colonel
LTC Porter is from American Samoa, and is always proud to represent his Polynesian culture. He currently serves as a social work fellow at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and preparing to PCS this summer to his next assignment at West Point, NY.
His 19 years of active duty Army includes multiple combat deployments to Iraq, including commanding a “Charlie Med” company to combat twice to Kirkuk and Tikrit, as well as being an embedded member of a Military Transition Team for the 4th Iraqi Army Division, and a medical lead in detainee operations in the wake of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in 2004. He has served in multiple leadership positions at many military medical treatment facilities, including being a Chief of Special Operation Forces Embedded Behavioral Health that directly supported the 1st Special Forces Group, 2-75th Ranger Regiment, and 4-160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Joint Base Lewis McChord, as well as being the Installation Director of Psychological Health for the National Training Center (NTC), and Chief, Department of Behavioral Health for Weed Army Community Hospital, Fort Irwin, CA.
LTC Porter received his doctor of social work from University of Southern California, a Master of Social Work from Fayetteville State University, a Master in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Rocky Mountain College. He is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. Has published and presented at national conference on the problem of domestic violence in the military, and have collaborated with national scholars and experts on developing solutions to reduce domestic violence in the military, and implementing data science to enable clinical program evaluation and efficacy. His military schools include Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course at Fort Lee, Health Services Plan, Operations, Intelligence, and Security Course, and AMEDD officer Basic Course.
LTC Porter’s distinguished and sustained contribution to Army Medicine earned him an induction into the prestigious Order of Military Medical Merit. His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 Silver OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Meritorious Unit Commendation (1OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (Bronze Service Star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2nd Bronze Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Expedition Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), Combat Action Badge, and Parachutist Badge.
Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Military Populations
Discuss the global landscape of intimate partner violence, its impact on the U.S. military population, and implementing Intimate Partner Violence-Conjoint Couples Group Therapy (IPV-CCGT) to reduce IPV rates for Army couples.
May 6, 2021, 4:00:00 PM
M.D., PGY-4 NCC Psychiatry Resident
A recipient of the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program, Lieutenant Connell received her M.D. degree in 2014 from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Following completion of a transitional year internship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, Lieutenant Connell served two years as the General Medical Officer and Medical and Dental Department Head aboard the forward-deployed USS Germantown (LSD 42) homeported in Sasebo, Japan and earned her Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer qualification. In 2018, Lieutenant Connell returned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to start psychiatry residency. Upon graduation in August, she is slated to serve as the 3rd Medical Battalion psychiatrist in support of the 3rd Marine Logistics Group in Okinawa, Japan.
Exploring Morita Therapy
Developed in 1919, Morita Therapy is a Japanese psychotherapy conceptualizing unpleasant thoughts and emotions as natural, uncontrollable phenomena to be accepted as they are. This presentation aims to introduce Morita Therapy’s philosophical context, objectives, and processes as a potential alternative to established Western approaches of symptom reduction and control.
CPT Courtney Kandler,
CPT Vanessa Freeman,
MAJ Daniel Hart,
LT Alana Connell,
Dr. Johanna Paulino-Woolridge, with
special thanks to Dr. Mary Vance
May 5, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion representatives/heroes of WRNMMC.
Dismantling structural racism in the uniformed services: Where we were and where we go from here
Sixteen years prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, President Harry S. Truman’s 1948 issued the Executive Order 9981 to abolish discrimination in the uniformed services on the basis of “race, color, religion, or national origin.” Nevertheless, dimensions of military history and culture have allowed structural racism and privileges associated with “whiteness” and disadvantages associated with “blackness” or with “color” to endure. Despite perpetuation of structural racism within the uniformed services, racial minorities continue to make up a greater percentage of the military compared to civilian population demographics (43% of the 1.3 million active duty service members are people of color). Hindering our minority service members from developing their full potential, especially considering the many complexities of recent war fighting environments, compromises the mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) and national security for all Americans. We will end with an overview of the impact of racism on active duty and veteran service members’ psychiatric care, such as the greater rate of General Under Honorable Conditions and Other Than Honorable discharges of black service members with mental health conditions and substance misuse compared to white service members.
April 28, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
LCDR John Heller is a current forensic psychiatry fellow pending assignment to take over dual hats both as the Chief of the Forensic Psychiatry Department and as the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program Director.
Prior to completing medical school at Texas Tech and general psychiatry training at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, he served in the US Army beginning in 2001, including deployment to Iraq as an Apache attack helicopter pilot.
His forensic interest focuses on the interface of policy & ethics, with broader clinical interest in applied mindfulness.
Therapeutic Application of Mandatory Disclosure in Clinical Practice
Review of mandatory disclosures and documentation in clinical behavioral health practice. Discuss methods of integrating these required disclosures into a therapeutic milieu.
April 14, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
D.O., PGY-4 NCC Psychiatry Resident
Dr. Lan-Anh Thi Tran was born in Falls Church, Virginia and grew up in the suburbs of Northern Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with two minors in Psychology and Medicine & Society. Before medical school, she worked in a chemistry lab studying antimicrobial activities of dendritic amphiphiles and at a biopharmaceutical company that focused on gene and cell therapies.
She attended medical school at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA where she spent her clinical years in rural Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Michigan to care for underserved populations.
She is currently a PGY-4 resident in the NCC Psychiatry Residency Program. Her primary interest in psychiatry is treatment of post-traumatic stress disorders and related psychotherapies. She will be continuing her Navy career at NMRTC Jacksonville in Florida in July 2021.
Let It Go... Or Don't. An Analysis of Forgiveness Therapy
The act of forgiveness has been demonstrated to affect our personal health. As behavioral health providers, our stance on forgiveness also affects us professionally. This presentation aims to help providers reflect on their own feelings and beliefs related to forgiveness and how to apply various forgiveness therapy models in our therapeutic encounters.
April 7, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
M.D., FAPA, FACP, Lieutenant Colonel
LTC Rohul Amin, MD, FAPA, FACP is the NCC Military Psychiatry Residency Program Director.
Metabolic Syndrome: Prevention and Management Strategies for Busy Behavioral Health Providers
Psychiatric patients die prematurely. The leading cause is not suicides but cardiovascular conditions. This Grand Rounds focuses on the role of psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners and other BH clinicians in targeting prevention of risk factors for the development of cardiovascular conditions. Specifically, the presentation will focus on metabolic syndrome, its diagnosis, prevention and appropriate intervention strategies. The learners will be provided resources specific to our system of care to assist with this task that we must share with other stakeholders such as primary care providers on the continuum of care.
March 24, 2021, 3:00:00 PM
M.D., M.P.H., PGY-4 NCC Psychiatry Resident
Dr. Craig Daniel Koca was born in Bowling Green, Ohio and grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland before enlisting in the United States Army. During his seven years as an enlisted Soldier he was trained first to be a mechanic and then a medic. While serving as a medic he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March of 2003. He was discharged from the Army in December 2003 and began medical school at USUHS in 2005. Graduating from USUHS in 2009 he did his first residency in Preventive Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center before serving as a Preventive Medicine doctor for six years. He returned to residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in 2018 to become a psychiatrist and is expected to graduate in 2021.
He has been married to his husband, Todd Michael Koca since 2013. He is slated to PCS to Fort Sill Oklahoma after graduation.
Personality Traits and Adaptation to Military Service
The role that personality traits play in workplace productivity and happiness has been an area of research and debate for decades. Some research suggests that some personality traits are more optimal for military service than others. This presentation will present some of the history, research and controversy involved in considering personality factors in the workplace.
March 10, 2021, 4:00:00 PM
M.D., PGY-4 NCC Psychiatry Chief Resident
LT Julia Jacobs grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick Maine with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Arabic. Before medical school, she worked on clinical trials related to Neurofibromatosis at Children's National Medical Center and worked in the Quality Improvement Department at Mass General Hospital, where she helped develop a software tool to minimize unnecessary coronary artery bypass grafts in patients just as likely to benefit from less invasive percutaneous coronary intervention.
Teamwork in Medicine: Healthy Teams, Healthy Patients, Happy Providers
Explain why teamwork is important in healthcare. Describe common pitfalls encountered by medical teams. Identify methods we can use to build more effective teams.
March 3, 2021, 4:00:00 PM
M.D., PGY-4 NCC Psychiatry Resident
Jonathan Bui was born to an intact union as the middle child of three in Maryland. He has managed to somehow spend his career up to this point in Maryland, with him attending University of Maryland, College Park for his Bachelor’s degree, University of Maryland, School of Medicine for his medical degree and Walter Reed, National Military Medical Center for his residency program. Jonathan is an avid reader of history, and enjoys taking the historical perspective when discussing issues or problems.
Shell Shocked and Awe: War and Trauma Throughout History
This grand rounds examines the history of trauma and war, and their hrole throughout the course of human history. It examines and describes the symptoms that ancient scholars have observed, and the named syndromes developed over the centuries. Finally, this grand rounds will examine the history of the diagnosis of PTSD and its incorporation into the DSM, as well as a broad discussion regarding the nature of trauma itself and the categorizations that people have tried to quantify it.
February 24, 2021, 4:00:00 PM
M.D., PGY-4 NCC Psychiatry Resident
CPT Sandy P. Glassberg is a fourth year Psychiatry resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY. He completed his undergraduate work at Georgetown University where he studied finance and pre-med. He attended the University of Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine, for medical school. In his free time, Dr. Glassberg enjoys spending time with his family and two dogs, trying out new foods, studying and playing poker, and rooting for any team that happens to be playing the Los Angeles Dodgers. After graduating from residency, CPT Glassberg will be PCS’ing to Joint Base Lewis Mcchord in Tacoma, Washington.
A Roll of the Dice - Trends in the Gambling Industry and Treatment Considerations
Over the last two decades, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in the accessibility of gambling opportunities as a result of new federal and state regulations. This presentation will review these trends and their impact on individuals at increased risk of developing gambling disorder. Recommendations for management of gambling disorder will be reviewed.
February 17, 2021, 4:00:00 PM
D.O., PGY-4 NCC Psychiatry Resident
Francis Ridge was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Derby, New York. He majored in biology and minored in psychology at Grove City College and went to medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. In his free time he enjoys playing tabletop games with his wife Sara, running, and watching Star Trek episodes he has seen at least twice before. For the past year and a half he has been one of this residency's academics chairs. After graduating from this residency he will start a fellowship in forensic psychiatry through the National Capital Consortium.
The Psychology and Psychiatric Categorization of Conspiracy Theories
My presentation explores various psychological approaches to understanding why people believe conspiracy theories. I also examine the concept on extreme overvalued ideas and how this might be applicable in categorizing conspiracy theories.
February 10, 2021, 4:00:00 PM
M.D., PGY-4 NCC Psychiatry Chief Resident
Dr. Freeman is from Miami, FL. She completed her undergraduate education at Cornell University where she majored in Nutritional Sciences and minored in Inequality Studies. She returned to Florida for medical school, obtaining her medical degree from Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University. She is known for her humor and her love of food, music, film, and sociology. This summer she will be graduating from NCC Psychiatry residency and taking her talents to Ft. Gordon.
Colorism: A view of cultural identity from an American lens
The Cultural Formulation Interview is a tool designed to guide clinicians in obtaining culturally relevant clinical information about patients and to allow for exploration of cultural identity. As clinicians practicing in America, we must acknowledge the importance of race/ethnicity in the development of cultural identity in this country. We will critically analyze the development of race, racism, and colorism with specific focus on the Black community.
February 3, 2021, 4:00:00 PM
D.O., PGY-4 NCC Psychiatry Resident
Daniel was born to an intact union in Georgia, middle of three children. One thing lead to another and he was accepted to a medical school in the middle of nowhere, Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated with his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine. He then came here to Walter Reed for residency and will be graduating soon!
The Prefrontal Cortex and its Links to Mental Disorders
The presentation will start with an overview of the anatomical structure of the prefrontal cortex. Next, the primary functions of the prefrontal cortex will be discussed and lateralized to different areas of the brain as able. Finally, the current understanding of the prefrontal cortex in ADHD, Depression, and schizophrenia will be covered.
January 27, 2021, 4:00:00 PM
LT Keelan K. O’Connell hails from Abilene, Texas. Balancing running collegiate cross country and studying abroad in Ireland while attending St. Bonaventure University in Western New York, she graduated college in 3 years with a major in Biology and a minor in Spanish and Gerontology. Between college and medical school, Dr. O’Connell served for 1 year as a medical missionary in East Timor. She attended medical school at George Washington University and is excited to serve as the first U.S. Navy 3+2 direct accession to the Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Walter Reed. Although she didn’t know it at the time, Keelan was always destined to become a Child Psychiatrist, playing the role of Lucy in her first grade production of a Charlie Brown Christmas. Outside of her psychiatric training, she enjoys jigsaw puzzles, scavenger hunts, running, baking and spending time with her husband and 2.5. year old daughter, Calista. Her second daughter is due in just 7 weeks, on St. Patrick’s Day.
Suicidality In Youth
Suicide is pervasive and affects us all as clinicians and as human beings. Suicide is now the 2nd leading cause of death in U.S. 10-34 year olds. This presentation will discuss the prevalence of youth suicidality, pertinent contributing risk factors and interviewing skills to feel confident in asking about suicide risk, youth cognitive understanding of death/suicide, the role different parenting styles play in influencing youth suicidality, the role of technology in predicting and preventing suicidality and will provide reliable resources on suicide help for clinicians, parents and patients.
Vance, Mary; Bumgardner, Adam
January 13, 2021, 4:00:00 PM
Dr. Vance is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University and a Scientist at the USU’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress. She completed her psychiatry residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency Program and subsequently completed a health services research and health policy fellowship at the National Clinician Scholars Program (former RWJ Scholars Program) at the University of Michigan and VA Ann Arbor. She has been involved in the national conversation on clinician wellness for the past several years through the American Psychiatric Association: initially as a member of the Advisory Board to the Ad Hoc Committee on Wellbeing and Burnout, then as Vice-Chair of the permanent Committee on Wellbeing and Burnout, and currently as the committee’s data lead in designing, implementing, and analyzing a survey on the determinants of burnout and depression among minority and underrepresented psychiatrists. Institutionally, she also co-chairs the NCC GME Committee’s Wellness Subcommittee.
CPT Adam Bumgardner is a second year Internal Medicine and Psychiatry resident in the National Capitol Consortium. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of South Carolina and received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He has presented at the National Capitol Region Pain Skills Training, AMSUS, and the American College of Physicians (ACP) Triservice Meeting and has an accepted workshop at the upcoming 2021 APA Annual Meeting. He currently serves as the Deputy-Co Chair for the NCR GMEC Wellness Subcommittee, recruitment chair for his residency program, and a resident representative for the ACP Army Chapter Council of Resident/Fellow Members.
Burned Out By Wellness
Clinician wellness and burnout are much-discussed topics. However, the focus of the conversation is often around individual interventions to bolster clinician resilience, rather than the unit, organizational, and systemic stressors that contribute to distress. In addition, the literature does not adequately address determinants of wellness and burnout among several populations, including underrepresented healthcare professionals and military medical personnel. In this session, Dr. Vance and Dr. Bumgardner will share evidence and perspectives on these underaddressed areas in clinician wellness and make actionable recommendations for multilevel change for the benefit of the NCC and military healthcare professionals.
January 6, 2021, 4:00:00 PM
Dr. George is a senior scientist in the NIAAA OCD. Dr. George received his Medical Degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University. He has completed residencies in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan and in Psychiatry at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. He is board certified in both internal medicine and psychiatry. His major research interests include exploring new treatments for alcoholism and understanding the biological antecedents of domestic violence and PTSD. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles and is the author of Untangling the Mind. Why We Behave the Way We Do. Dr. George is a Clinical Professor at George Washington University School of Medicine.
Toward a Better Understanding of the Biological Causes of Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence (DV) is a major health concern. The better we can understand the causes of DV, the better we can implement more effective treatments.
December 9, 2020, 4:00:00 PM
Mr. Kevin Ceckowski is a clinical social worker and now the Service Chief for Outpatient Medical Social Work Service at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He arrived in 1991. He has been the Nephrology / Transplant social worker since 1997. He teaches at the Dialysis LPN School about the psychosocial dilemmas in beginning chronic dialysis. He also gives a yearly presentation to new nephrology fellows on kidney transplant assessments. For the past four years he has been involved with research on the topic of Palliative Care and issues with Advance Directives. He presented two research posters in 2015 and 2016 at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Clinical Meetings on this topic. He has recently written a journal article on how social workers provide advance care planning support to providers. This was published in the Journal of Nephrology Social Work. Mr. Ceckowski has been on the NKF Spring Clinical Meeting’s Social Work Program Committee for the past 6 years and is currently the Program Chair. He has been a Field Instructor for graduate student interns coming through this Medical Center’s training program. He received his MSW degree in 1991 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
The Role of Behavioral Health in Transplant Medicine
For the past 23 years Mr. Ceckowski has been interviewing living kidney donor candidates to determine what makes them want to give the gift of life by donating their kidney. Some want to help out their spouse or sibling, others are reaching out to assist a friend or colleague. They all have one thing in common, they wish to help during what they perceive is a time of crisis. Most of these candidates are truly selfless, a few are apparently coerced and still others stop the process and do not give further consent. A roller-coaster ride of emotions from work-up to post-donation.
Xenakis, Stephen; Schouten, Ronald; Suardi, Enrico
December 2, 2020, 4:00:00 PM
Stephen N. Xenakis, MD is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist with many years of clinical, academic, and management experience. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1998 at the rank of Brigadier General and began an active career starting up medical technology companies and clinical practice. Dr. Xenakis has advised the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other senior Department of Defense officials on psychological health and the effects of blast concussion. He is actively engaged with Physicians for Human Rights and Human Rights First, and is the only retired military general and physician to speak out publicly against torture and the involvement of health care practitioners in torture.
Ronald Schouten, M.D., J.D., is the Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC and Director Emeritus of the Law & Psychiatry Service of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He was previously Director of the MGH/HMS Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program. He remains on staff at MGH and is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schouten is board certified in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, and is licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts, New York, California, and the District of Columbia.
Dr. Suardi is director of psychiatry at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington DC Department of Behavioral Health. He is ABPN certified in psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. He is on faculty at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, George Washington University, and Georgetown University. He completed his M.D. and a residency in public health and preventive medicine at the University of Milan, Italy. He received an M.Sc. in public health and policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an M.A. in national security affairs from the Institute of World Politics in Washington DC.
The Role of the Psychiatrist in Counterterrorism Cases
This presentation provides an overview of the role of behavioral sciences and the psychiatrist in counterterrorism cases and threat assessment, using the Daoud case as an example.
November 18, 2020, 4:00:00 PM
Dr. Wynn is Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Assistant Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and on the editorial board of the Journal of Neuroscience Research. Dr. Wynn received his education at the United States Military Academy at West Point and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He completed a dual residency in psychiatry and internal medicine at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. During his military career Dr. Wynn has served as a Division Psychiatrist (2nd Infantry Division, Korea), Assistant Chief of Inpatient Psychiatry Services (Walter Reed), and as a Research Psychiatrist (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) prior to transitioning to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Dr. Wynn has served as a frequent member of DoD level committees and working groups on the topics of trauma, PTSD, and suicide. Dr. Wynn has served as a member of various boards and committees for the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institute of Mental Health as well as being US Representative and Chair for NATO Human Factors in Medicine panels on Leveraging Technology in Military Mental Health and Precision Medicine in Human Performance and Mental Health. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and recipient of the US Army Medical Department “A” Proficiency Designator, the Rundell Award, the Artiss Award, and three Meritorious Service Medals. Dr. Wynn is a Past President of the Society of Uniformed Services Psychiatrists (District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association) and has over 100 publications including three books.
Drug Drug Interactions
This presentation will provide an overview of the basics of drug drug interactions, a review of a number of psychotropic medications, and some example cases.
November 4, 2020, 4:00:00 PM
COL Jason Hawley is a Movement Disorder Neurologist and has been Residency Program Director of the NCC Neurology Residency since 2015. After graduating from USUHS in 2001, he completed Neurology Residency at Walter Reed, and was Chief of Neurology at CRDAMC in Fort Hood, Texas. He completed his Movement Disorder Fellowship at University of Maryland Medical Center in 2010, and as faculty at Walter Reed, he has focused on Clinical Movement Disorders. He has published extensively on a wide array of Movement Disorders, along with Traumatic Brain Injury, and continues to teach extensively at Walter Reed and USUHS on these topics. Today he will be discussing common disorders in Active Duty service members that he has seen in his twenty-year career as a Neurologist.
Movement Disorders in Active Duty Service Members
Movement Disorders in young people can be diagnostic challenges, confused or admixed with psychiatric conditions. During this lecture, 7 movement disorder syndromes repeatedly seen in active duty service members will be discussed. Video cases are part of the presentation.
October 28, 2020, 3:00:00 PM
Dr. Hines graduated in 1996 from Westfield State College with a BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He was named Outstanding Senior Biology Student and a life Member of Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society while there. He earned his Medical Doctorate from Albany Medical College in 2000 and while there was awarded the Berkshire District Medical Society Scholarship, DAR McGregor Scholarship and James Naurison Scholarship. Dr. Hines completed internship and residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in the combined Family Medicine/Psychiatry training program and was named chief resident in 2004-2005. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a distinguished fellow of the APA. After graduation Dr. Hines was assigned to Eisenhower Army Medical Center and was variously the Chief of Residential Treatment, Chief of Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, Chief of Inpatient Psychiatry and the Chief of Consult-Liaison Psychiatry. Dr Hines transitioned to the Walter Reed PCLS Service in 2019. In 2006 Dr Hines was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as part of the 212th Combat Stress Detachment and 47th Combat Support Hospital. Dr. Hines is an Assistant Professor of Pychiatry at the Uniformed Services University and a Clinical Associate Professor; Dept of Psychiatry; Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Dr. Hines has research interests in Interventional Psychiatry/Brain stimulation, Suicide and the Microbiome. He is happily married for >30 years and has 3 adult children.
Microbes, Mood and Memory
Explanation of the holobiont (host plus all of its symbiont microbiota) as a complex community that helps to maintain dynamic metabolic ecological balance.
October 21, 2020, 3:00:00 PM
Clesson Turner, MD, PhD is a pediatrcian, clinical geneticist, and clinical-molecular geneticist at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is particularly interested in implementation of genomic medicine in the military health system. Prior to retiring from the Army, Dr. Turner served as the Chief of Genetics at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Director of Cancer Genetics at the Murtha Cancer Center. He is currently the deputy Director of the Uniformed Services University initiative in precision medicine, PRIMER (Precision Medicine for Military Education and Research.)
Precision Medicine in the Military Health System
A practical overview of Precision Medicine as it applies to Psychiatry and the Military Health System.
October 14, 2020, 3:00:00 PM
Colonel Waits was born in Portland, Oregon and moved to Northern California at the age of 10. She received her bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy and her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University. She completed her general psychiatry residency in the National Capital Consortium and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Tripler Army Medical Center. She has held a number of academic and leadership positions throughout her career, primarily in Hawaii and the National Capital Region, as well as a division psychiatrist tour in Korea and two deployments to the Middle East. Her current position is Director for Behavioral Health, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. In her free time, she enjoys being active and exploring local attractions. Prior to COVID, she also enjoyed traveling.
Gender Pearls for Everyday Use
Presentation will cover genetic, physiologic, behavioral, social, and phenomenological differences between males and females to help audience members understand and engage children and other adults more effectively.