Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds.jpgUW Psychiatry Grand Rounds is a series of free educational lectures open to the public given by department and invited faculty about the latest in psychiatry and behavioral health research and practices. CME credits* are available whether you attend in person or participate remotely.

Past Psychiatry Grand Rounds lectures can be viewed in our
archive. If you would like to receive email notifications for upcoming lectures please email
You can watch Grand Rounds by attending the lectures at Harborview Medical Center’s  Research and Training Building (Room 109), by viewing it at one of the satellite locations listed below, or by streaming the lectures live through Zoom (dial 1-646-558-8656; Meeting ID# 205 929 2545).
Grand Rounds is co-directed by Sharon Romm, MD and Ryan Kimmel, MD. Please direct inquiries to Molly Jones, Department Grand Rounds Coordinator, or Susan Taubeneck, Harborview Site Coordinator.

2017/2018 Grand Rounds Schedule

Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD
Director, mHealth for Mental Health and Professor, UW Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
“My smartphone can do…what?” mHealth and the future of Mental Health Care
June 30, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM
Carl Elliott, MD, PhD
Professor at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota
A clinical trial, a suicide and a cover-up: the mistreatment of psychiatric research subjects at the University of Minnesota
July 7, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM
Yvette Sheline, MD
Director, Center for Neuromodulation and Stress, University of Pennsylvania
August 25, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM
Michael Freed, PhD
Chief of Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Mental Health
September 1, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM
Rodger Kessler, PhD
Chair for Research and Evaluation in the Doctor of Behavioral Health Program and Research Professor in Biomedical Informatics and the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Arizona State University
September 22, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM
John Kane, MD
Vice President for Behavioral Health Services, Northwell Health
Chairman of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital 
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
November 03, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM
Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH
Professor, Columbia University Medical Center and Director, Division of Behavioral Health Services and Policy Research
November 17, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM
Chris Bundy, MD, MPH
Associate Medical Director, Washington Physicians Health Program
Clinical Assistant Professor, UW Psychiatry
February 2, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM
Michael Gitlin, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine
Director of the Adult Division and Director of the Mood Disorders Clinic, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital
April 6, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM
Jennifer Piel, MD, JD
Assistant Professor, UW Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Disruptive Behavior Evaluation Clinic, VA Puget Sound Health Care System
May 4, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM

Satellite Locations
University of Washington Medical Center
Health Science Bldg, BB1640
Site Coordinator: Molly Jones

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Thomas Bldg, D3-120
Site Coordinator:
Karen Syrjala, PhD
VA Puget Sound Health Care System (temporarily unavailable due to connection issues)
Seattle Division: Building 1
American-Lake Division: Building 199, Room 107
Site Coordinator:
Kate Alvey
Western State Hospital
Hamilton Conference Room in the Center for Forensic Sciences
Site Coordinator:
Linh Phan, Pharm. D

*CME Credits
We are now offering CME credit as part of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. Sign-in sheets and course evaluations will be available at each site. If you are using Zoom and want to receive CME credit, you must enter your name and UWNetID when you sign in so we can verify your attendance. If you view Grand Rounds off-site, please email to obtain the necessary forms.

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity (each session is 1.0 credit).

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds
The University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital host monthly Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds. Please email Site Coordinator Marya Felenchak for more information.