Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds


Accreditation Statement FY23

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.

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.

Upcoming Speakers

October 5, 2022

Susan Hatters-Friedman, MD

Dr. Friedman is a forensic and perinatal psychiatrist. She has practiced in forensic hospitals, general hospitals, court clinics, community mental health centers and correctional facilities. She has worked in both the U.S. and overseas in New Zealand. Dr. Friedman currently serves as President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) and has served as Chair of the Law and Psychiatry committee at the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP). She has received the AAPL award for the Best Teacher in a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, the Red AAPL award for outstanding service to organized forensic psychiatry, the Manfred S. Guttmacher award from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and AAPL, the Association of Women Psychiatrists’ Marian Butterfield early career psychiatrist award for her contributions to women’s mental health, and the Distinguished Alumna Award from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Read more.

Talk Title: Infanticide, Mental Health, and Prevention Considerations

At the end of the presentation, the attendee will be able to:
  1. List some common factors found among mothers who commit infanticide
  2. Describe the intersection of maternal mental health and infanticide
  3. Explain the importance of maternal mental health services and parenting services in prevention


November 2, 2022

Kathleen Vohs, PhD

Kathleen Vohs, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Land O'Lakes Chair in Marketing, works to understand and communicate the basics of how people think, feel, and behave in order to make sense of marketplace and organizational outcomes. Vohs's research specialties include self-control, the hidden costs of decision making, the psychology of money, the difference between a meaningful and happy life, and heterosexual sexual negotiations.  She has authored more than 250 scholarly publications and has been the editor of 9 books. Read more.

Talk Title: Hidden Costs of Making Decision

Learning Objectives:

  1. The act of making decisions reduces people’s ability to subsequently make good decisions and use self-control.
  2. The impact of engaging in decision making affects many clinically-relevant behaviors, such as washing one’s hands before seeing patients, adverse events during surgery, and opioid prescription rates.
  3. Taking a break from making decisions can offset the negative effects of decision making, as can preemptively forgoing making choices.


December 7, 2022

Robert Krueger, PhD

Dr. Krueger is Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his clinical internship at Brown University. Professor Krueger’s major interests lie at the intersection of research on psychopathology, personality, behavior genetics, health, and aging. He has received several major awards, including the University of Minnesota McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, the American Psychological Association’s Award for Early Career Contributions, the Award for Early Career Contributions from the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, the Paul Hoch award from the American Psychopathological Association, and an American Psychological Foundation Theodore Millon Award.  He is a Fellow of the American Psychopathological Association (APPA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).  He has been named a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher, and ranks him in the top 100 most impactful psychological researchers in the world.  He is also editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders. Read more.

Talk Title: Current Directions in Classification and Conceptualization of Personality Disorders

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the history and limitations of categorical approaches to defining and diagnosing personality disorders (PD) in psychiatric nosology.
  2. Describe reasons why the PD field is shifting toward more empirically-based and dimensional conceptualizations of PD in authoritative nosologies (e.g., ICD and DSM).
  3. Articulate the clinical utility of empirically-based and dimensional conceptualizations of PD. 


February 1, 2023

Mark A. Frye, MD

Mark A. Frye, M.D., has a research focus on genomics, brain imaging, and neuroendocrinology of mood disorders and alcoholism, complementing his clinical interests in bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism. Dr. Frye receives research support from the National Institute of Mental Health, Mayo Clinic's Samuel C. Johnson Genomics of Addiction Program, SC Johnson Giving, Inc., the Marriott family and the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. He has also received funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Read more.


March 1, 2023

Hamed Ekhtiari, MD, PhD

Dr. Ekhtiari, who will be on the Physician Scientist track, completed his MD at the School of Medicine and his PhD in neuroimaging at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. He won a national award for his work as an associate editor of the Iranian Textbook of Psychiatry and helps edit the journal, Current Addiction Reports, in addition to providing editorial support for several other journals. He is a lecturer and course organizer for the International Cognitive Neuroscience Online Course, which has almost 130 students enrolled from 20 countries. Read more.


April 5, 2023

Brandon Staglin, MS

As President of One Mind, Brandon Staglin channels his deep experience in communications, advocacy, and personal schizophrenia recovery to drive brain health research, services, and media to heal lives. His best-known advocacy work has been for the growth of science-driven, large-scale. continuously improving prevention and early intervention services for youth facing serious psychiatric illness. He has published numerous articles in well-known journals and earned numerous advocacy awards. Brandon serves on councils for the World Economic Forum, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, the California Department of Health Care Services, Mindstrong Health, and Stanford University’s Prodrome and Early Psychosis Program Network, and is a member of The Stability Network. He earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership from UCSF in September 2018, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Engineering Sciences and Anthropology from Dartmouth College in 1993. Read more.


May 3, 2023

Sherry Chan, MD

Dr. Chan's main research interests are in the evaluation of early intervention service, Longitudinal outcomes of psychosis, Treatment resistant schizophrenia, Psychopathology (particularly insight and delusion) and its neurobiological basis, Metacognition and insight, psychotic-like experience. Read more.


May 17, 2023

Brian Trieu

Several neuropsychiatric diseases implicate an imbalance of excitatory and inhibitory activity within the striatum, including autism spectrum disorder and addiction. My research seeks to 1) understand how the endogenous opioid system can selectively modulate synaptic transmission and plasticity and 2) how specific opioid-dependent mechanisms of plasticity can restore excitation-inhibition balance in animal models for neuropsychiatric disease. Elucidating specific mechanisms of opioid-dependent plasticity will contribute to the development of novel therapeutics that take advantage of unique synapse-specific elements and allow for a transdiagnostic approach toward treatment of neuropsychiatric diseases. Read more.


June 7, 2023

Rachel Marsh, PhD

Dr. Rachel Marsh received a BA in psychology from Skidmore College and a PhD in experimental psychology from the City University of New York. The focus of her graduate work was on cognitive and language development in infants. During her postdoctoral training, she began developing expertise in fMRI techniques and studying the functioning and development of the frontostriatal circuits that support self-regulatory capacities in healthy individuals and in those with psychopathologies that emerge during childhood and adolescence (e.g., Tourette syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders).  Read more.