Departmental Conference Series/Grand Rounds

UNM Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Domenici Center East Building, Auditorium: Room 1220
Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 February Presentations 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
“Neuropsychological Function and PTSD: Disengaging from Trauma”

Robin Aupperle, PhD
Assistant Professor, Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR),
University of Tulsa 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
*50th Anniversary Presentation*
"Evaluating the Merit of Long Acting Antipsychotics in the Treatment of Schizophrenia:
Does Design Matter?"

John C. Lauriello, MD
Robert J Douglas, MD and Betty Douglas Distinguished Faculty Scholar in Psychiatry,
Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry,
University of Missouri

John Lauriello, MD,  is the Chancellor's Chair of Excellence in Psychiatry and medical director of the Missouri Psychiatric Center. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of psychotic disorders, most notably schizophrenia.

Before joining Missouri University to lead its psychiatry department in 2009, Dr. Lauriello served as professor and vice chair of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico. He directed the UNM Schizophrenia Research Group, which focuses on clinical trials and neuroimaging. He was executive medical director of the UNM Psychiatric Center for nearly a decade, and he served as a UNM site principal investigator for the Mental Illness and Neuroscience Discovery (MIND) Institute, a consortium of universities, schools of medicine, brain research institutions and laboratories in Minnesota, Massachusetts and New Mexico.

March Presentations

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
“Can Science Improve Suicide Prevention? An Exercise in Translational Medical Research”

J. John Mann MD
Paul Janssen Professor of Translational Neuroscience;
Director, Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division;
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
“The UNM Health Sciences Center Sports Concussion Program”

Richard Campbell, PhD
Professor; Director, Neuropsychology Services; Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist,
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of New Mexico
Robert Thoma, PhD
Associate Professor; Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, Department of Psychiatry
and Behavioral Sciences, University of New Mexico

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
*50th Anniversary Presentation*
"Eating Disorders: A Biopsychosocial Update"

Joel Yager, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine;
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
 David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles;
Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico

Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Yager served as Professor & Vice Chair for Education; Professor and Vice Chair for Education and Academic Affairs; and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at the UNM School of Medicine.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
“History Lessons: A Double Entendre”

Roger E. Meyer, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Penn State Hershey School of Medicine

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
-No Grand Rounds-


The University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education, is accredited by the Accreditation Council of CME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this continuing medical education activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1.0 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The UNM Dept. of Psychiatry is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. This program is acceptable for 1.0 hours for Counselors who attend.

UNM, as an institution of Higher Education, is an approved provider of continuing education for Psychologists.

The New Mexico Board of Social Works Examiners, as of January 2005, no longer accredits /certifies Social Work Continuing Education Credit. They do, however, recognize CEU’s approved of by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and other specified organizations. As The UNM Department of Psychiatry Departmental Conference Series/Grand Rounds is approved to offer NBCC credit, Social Workers attending and signing the attendance sheet will be able to use the earned CEU’s in meeting their licensing renewal requirements in the State of New Mexico.