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The Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, founded in 1949, is dedicated to teaching, clinical service, and research. Educational experiences designed to teach the next generation of clinicians are provided through integrated medical student training and multiple residencies that include general psychiatry, combined psychiatry and internal medicine, forensic, child and adolescent, and triple board programs. We also provide postdoctoral fellowships, psychology internships, and annual continuing medical education programs. Led by John Thompson, MD, Chair of the department, our more than 50 full-time, multidisciplinary faculty have a wide range of expertise and are continually pioneering innovative clinical programs. Research from our faculty has been transforming our understanding and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems across the lifespan.


NEWS & EVENTS



SAVE THE DATE

Brain and Behavior
Dec 9 & 10
Westin Canal Place

Forensic Symposium
April 7 & 8, 2017


CHILD PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS

Friday, August 26th, 2016
11:00 to 12:00 noon
Murphy Building
14th floor, Room 1439

From the Ground Up: How to Build an Effective, Relevant Literature Search from Start to Finish

Presented by:
Keith M. Pickett
MLIS Research Support,
Web Resources and Education Librarian
Tulane University
Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™

Tulane University, Center for Continuing Education has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  Tulane University, Center for Continuing Education is authorized by IACET to offer .1 CEUs for this program.
(For questions regarding credit, please contact Noemi Mercado at 988-3772)


ADULT PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS

Friday, August 26th, 2016
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
New Orleans BioInnovation Center- 1441 Canal St.
1st Floor Conference Room

Promoting Psychological Health & Well-Being of Children, Youth, and Families Under Stressful Conditions: Engaging Local Communities in Cultural Construction of Programs

Bonnie Kaul Nastasi, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Tulane Co-Director of Trauma Specialization
School of Psychology

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™

Tulane University, Center for Continuing Education has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  Tulane University, Center for Continuing Education is authorized by IACET to offer .1 CEUs for this program.
(For questions regarding credit, please contact Noemi Mercado at 988-3772)


Dr. Ashley Weiss and Dr. Lauren Kaczka-Weiss to speak at the Louisiana Osteopathic Medical Association annual meeting


Dr. Ashley Weiss and Dr. Lauren Kaczka-Weiss were invited to speak about psychiatric issues and the interface with primary care at the Louisiana Osteopathic Medical Association annual meeting this Friday August 12th in New Orleans. Dr. Weiss will be presenting 'Early Psychosis: Symptoms and Intervention', and Dr Kaczka-Weiss will be presenting 'Postpartum Depression: Importance of Screening in Primary Care Settings'. Maintaining ties to the osteopathic community is an important priority for both Dr. Weiss's, as well as improving collaborative opportunities with the primary care community. They are scheduled to present at 8am and 9 am respectively at the Royal Sonesta downtown New Orleans.


Don't want to raise a psychopath? Be sensitive to child

Responsive, empathetic caregiving — especially when children are in distress — helps prevent boys from becoming callous, unemotional adolescents, according to a new study of children raised in foster care.

Press Release: Sinfonia Family Services of Louisiana Partners With Tulane University to Launch Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic in New Orleans.  .. read more

 Affordable and Evidence-Based Care from Tulane University Faculty

Tulane University Behavioral Health Clinic – Metairie (TUBHC-Metairie), the new psychiatric specialty clinic of the Tulane University School of Medicine, opened August 10, 2015.  The clinicians and staff of TUBHC-Metairie provide behavioral health services through state-of-the art clinical programs in adult psychiatry.   Problems we treat include anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, loss & grief, ADHD, and more. ..read more

Check out the Heath Society Facebook page for pictures from the department graduation and pictures from the department welcome party.

Owl Cub Awards

Chris Davis, MD  2015 Outstanding Psychiatry Resident Award

Drs. Brand McConville and Ashley Weiss Outstanding Attendings in Psychiatry


Meet our new Psychology Interns for 2015-2016

Anna Kelley, M.A
University of Denver, Denver, CO

Kathryn Fleming, M.A., M.S.
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

Amie Herrman Lofton, M.S.
Carlos Albizu University, Miami, FL

Zoe Leibowitz, M.A.
Spalding University, Louisville, KY

James McAbee, M.A.
University of South. Alabama, Mobile, AL


The department filled all the residency slots for 2015-2016.  Please join us in welcoming our new residents.

GENERAL PSYCHIATRY   
  • BRYCE BLANTON, Ross University School of Medicine
  • JON CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY,University of South Alabama College of Medicine    
  • MANDEEP GILL, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
  • FOSTER HAYS, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • NITHYA RAVINDRAN, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine         

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH  

  • BO ‘LIZ’ PENG, Rush Medical College of Rush Univ Medical Center        

INTERNAL MEDICINE/PSYCHIATRY     

  • RACHEL HAMMER, Mayo Medical School
  • AMANDA SATTERTHWAITE, Meharry Medical College

CHILD PSYCHIATRY

  • MYRA FERNANDO, General Psychiatry residency: LSU-Our Lady of the Lake, Baton Rouge, Medical School: Touro University College of Ostheopathic Medicine
  • KATAIE SIGALOW, General Psychiatry Residency: University of Toledo, Medical School:  University of Toledo College of Medicine

TRIPLE BOARD

  • VEROICA ALEXANDER, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • ELIZABETH PHILLIPS, Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina

Tulane Psychiatry residents shine at the 2014 American Psychiatry Association Annual Meeting

Congratulations, Veronique!! What a great way to work your "outside" interest into your rotation to make patients feel better and also turn it into an academic project.

Yoga beneficial in inpatient setting | Psychiatry

Psychiatry | NEW YORK —In a study of 80 inpatient psychiatric patients, regular yoga classes were self-rated as beneficial to overall treatment in 82.2% of participants, the researchers highlighted at the poster session during the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. In a population of 80 participants from the East Jefferson Inpatient Psychiatric Unit in Metairie, Louisiana.  Read more...

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Congratulations Holly on your poster and for being on APA TV.

NEW YORK-A search of "#suicide" on the social media site Instagram revealed images that romanticized suicide and self-harm or showed graphic depictions of suicide acts. Researchers presented this exploratory study at the 167th Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.

"Our findings are alarming," wrote study authors Arshya B. Vahabzadeh, MD, of Harvard Medical School in Boston and Holly, Peek MD, MPH, of Tulane University in New Orleans. "It appears the Instagram policy of identifying and removing content with suicidal/self-harm images is ineffective."  Read more...

View the APA TV interview