Series Overview

The series is designed to connect emerging science with psychiatric practice. Lectures allow for presentation by experts; Q&A allows for extensive involvement of audience and lends itself to large group of learners/participants. 

Series Objectives

  1. Summarize updates in diagnosis, treatment and research for various medical conditions.
  2. Compare diagnostic and treatment options with team members.
  3. Discuss appropriate strategies to address patient or team-based issues.

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Accreditation Statement FY24

In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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Credit Designation Statements 

American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

How to record attendance and claim credits

You must record your attendance and claim credit from each session within 24 hours of it ending. You can do so by:

1. Sending a text message (the code will be displayed live at the event)
2. Claiming your credit online (by signing in to your CE portal account)
3. Using UMN’s Cloud CME mobile app to scan a QR code (displayed live at the event)
For information, please review this document for a step-by-step guide on how to create your CE Portal account, how to claim credit, and how to access your RSS credit records. 

How to access your transcripts

Your attendance and corresponding CE credit for participating in Regularly Scheduled Series are recorded and available for you to access anytime.

  • Sign into your CE Portal account at

  • Click “My CE” in the top menu bar

  • Click on “Transcript” where you can filter by date range to view your transcript record. Credits are listed by Credit Type so be sure to review all pages of your transcript.

You can opt to download or email a copy of your transcript from this screen.


If you have the CloudCMEapp, ensure you are signed into your existing account. Select“My Transcript” and then select view or email. Be sure to check your transcript regularly to ensure your credits are being properly recorded; contact if you notice any discrepancies.

The CE Portal is a new platform to UMN and will not contain historical records; you will only see RSS records for July 1, 2021 and forward on your transcript in addition to any attendance information that you have recorded for conferences and online learning that you have completed since January 1, 2021. Records are specific to CE courses provided by University of Minnesota Office of Continuing Professional Development.

Helpful hint – you can optionally upload any of your CE documents you have received and utilize your CE Portal account to store your overall CE records by selecting the “Upload Files” option within the Transcript. Once you upload your CE documents, they will automatically append to your Transcript report providing you with a convenient place to record all of your CE information.

FY24 Lecture Series

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September 6, 2023

Helena Hansen, an MD, Ph.D. psychiatrist-anthropologist, is the interim chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, interim director of the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA, and interim physician-in-chief of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric. Dr. Hansen is professor of psychiatry and co-chair of Research Theme in Translational Social Science and Health Equity at DGSOM, as well as associate director of UCLA’s Center for Social Medicine. She has published widely in clinical and social science journals ranging from JAMA and NEJM to Social Science and Medicine and Medical Anthropology, on faith healing of addiction in Puerto Rico, psychiatric disability under welfare reform, opioids and race, ethnic marketing of pharmaceuticals, and structural competency.  Read more.

Talk Title: Beyond Magic Bullets: Racial Capitalism as Social Determinant of the Opioid Crisis.

October 4, 2023

Richard D. Lane, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Arizona. A clinical psychiatrist and psychodynamic psychotherapist with a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (systems neuroscience and emotion research), he was one of the first researchers to perform functional brain imaging studies of emotion in the 1990s and continues studies on emotion, emotional awareness and neurovisceral integration to the present using fMRI. His research on emotion, the brain and heart disease has been funded by a variety of sources including K and several RO1 grants from NIH. He is the author of 190 papers and book chapters and is senior editor of two books. As an educator he served as director of the psychotherapy curriculum for psychiatric residents at the University of Arizona for over two decades and has received seven awards for teaching and mentoring. He was President of the American Psychosomatic Society in 2005-6, elected member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and elected Honorary Fellow of the American College of Psychoanalysts. Read more.

Talk Title: Levels of Emotional Awareness: Integration of the somatic and conceptual components of emotion for
research and clinical application.

Following the talk, learners will be better able to:

  1. Describe the 3-process model of emotional awareness: affective response generation, affective
    response representation and cognitive control of conscious access
  2. Explain how a cognitive-developmental model can account for individual differences in
    emotional awareness and the capacity for further development
  3. Understand how five levels of emotional awareness are recognized clinically and measured
  4. Discuss implications of the model for therapeutic intervention and variations in clinical outcome.


November 1, 2023

Dr. James Densley is Professor and Department Chair of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Metro State University, which is part of the Minnesota State system, and Metro State's first "University Scholar." He is also co-founder (with Jillian Peterson) of The Violence Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research center best known for its mass shooter database, which was funded by the National Institute of Justice.

Densley is the author or editor of 11 books, including the 2022 Minnesota Book Award winner, The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in top scientific journals, as well as more than 100 book chapters, essays, and other works in various outlets such as The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, TIME, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. His research on street gangs, criminal networks, violence, and policing has garnered global media attention, and he has successfully securedover US$3 million in external funding for basic and applied scholarship.

Densley earned his doctorate in sociology from the University of Oxford. Before joining the academy, he worked as a special education teacher in the New York City public schools. In 2017, he was recognized for his outstanding community volunteerism with the Points of Light Award from the UK Prime Minister. Densley has been an invited or keynote/plenary speaker on four continents and has provided expert testimony to the UK Home Office, the US Commission on Civil Rights, the 9/11 Review Commission, state legislatures, and city councils. Read more.


December 6, 2023

Jon Poquiz, PhD (he/him) is a licensed psychologist and assistant professor in the Institute for Sexual and Gender Health within the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Poquiz specializes in clinical work, research, and advocacy in gender-affirming care for transgender and nonbinary youth and young adults. His research broadly focuses on working toward health equity for trans and nonbinary individuals, with particular emphasis on improving access to affirming health care and fostering community and resilience. He aims to integrate social justice advocacy across his clinical and research programs. Dr. Poquiz received his PhD in clinical child psychology from the University of Kansas and completed a graduate certificate in LGBT Health Policy and Practice from George Washington University.


February 7, 2024

A joint Grand Rounds from members of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Family Medicine and Nursing, who will present their work related to increasing pediatric mental health education for primary care providers.


March 6, 2024

Dr. Vasiliki (Vas) Michopoulos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Emory University and a Research Associate at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.  Dr. Michopoulos received her PhD in Neuroscience and MS in Clinical Research in 2012 from Emory University after receiving her BA in neuroscience in 2005 from the University of Virginia.

The co-morbidity stress-induced mental and physical health disorders is more prevalent in women than men, highlighting the critical importance of systematically address the mechanisms and manifestations of these disruptions in behavior and physiology in females without generalizing findings from males.  Thus, Dr. Michopoulos’ research investigates how psychosocial stress exposure (including trauma) across the lifespan adversely affects behavior and physiology using a translational neuroscience approach across non-human primates and humans in a sex-specific manner.   Her research is committed to studying women’s health by focusing broadly on how adverse social experience influences physiology, behavior, brain processes, and the emergence of psychopathology through changes in neuroendocrine and inflammatory signaling.  Read more.


May 1, 2024

Velma McBride Murry, PhD is Lois Audrey Betts chair in education and human development and professor of human and organizational development at Vanderbilt University. Murry has conducted research on rural African American parents and youth for over 15 years and identified proximal, malleable protective factors that deter youth risk engagement.

This work has advanced current knowledge of the impact of contextual factors, particularly racism, on African-American family functioning through the development of novel strength based family prevention interventions, including the Strong African American Families Program and more recently, the first technology, family-based prevention program, Pathways for African American Success.  Both programs are designed to enhance parenting and family processes to in turn encourage youth to delay age at sexual onset and the initiation and escalation of alcohol and drug use.  Murry has made key contributions to HIV risk prevention research and is highly committed to service and advocacy for under-served communities. 

She was awarded a 2014 Presidential Citation for distinguished research contributions, inspirational teaching and mentoring, and dedicated leadership as an advocate for children, youth and HIV-affected groups.  She received the 2013 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award in recognition of her outstanding record of inspiring her students to go on and purse professional work that makes a tangible difference in their communities. 

Murry currently serves as the 2014 chair of the APA Committee on Psychology and AIDS, and serves on the Institute of Medicine's National Academies Board of Children, Youth and Families. Read more.


Event Details

Occurs monthly on the 1st Wednesday of the Month

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Live Webinar and In-Person

For questions regarding this RSS, contact Daniel Franks,

Grand Rounds Videos

Recordings of past Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds lectures are available online. With permission, new recordings are added a day or two after each lecture.

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