Current Schedule

September 2021

Sept. 10

Good Vibrations: Low intensity focused ultrasound in disorders of consciousness after sever brain injury

Dr. Martin Monti, Professor, UCLA

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Sept. 17

Improving Public Health through Tobacco Regulation: A harm reduction approach

Dr. Tracy Smith Associate Professor, MUSC

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October 2021

Oct. 1

Disaster Related Stress and Psychiatric Outcomes: The role of the psychiatrist as a researcher, clinician, and public health advocate

Dr. Karen Martinez-Gonzalez, Chair Department of Psychiatry, University of Puerto Rico

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Oct. 8

Jason Pressley Visiting Lectureship: "Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The science of a diverse community"

Dr. Claude Steele, Professor, Stanford University

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The Jason Pressley Visiting Lectureship honors the memory of then 26 year-old Jason Pressley, who was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at a young age. Jason's list was sadly taken by Bipolar Disorder in April of 2000. His family and friends share the goal of encouraging and supporting research that will help patients with Bipolar Disorder and their families better understand the illness and discover more effective means ot treating it. The Jason Pressley Visiting Lectureship is the first endowment of its kind for the MUSC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Oct. 15

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD); Opportunities for scientific discovery

Dr. Gaya Dowling, Director, Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD)

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November 2021

Nov. 5

Tracking the Ups and Downs of the COVID-19 Epidemic

Dr. Michael Sweat, Professor, MUSC

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Nov. 12

Zian and FRD: An introduction

Mark Semler, and Dr. Troy Huth, JD, MUSC 

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January 2022

Jan. 7

Adapting Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Combat-Related PTSD: Two Decades of Clinical and Research Experience

Dr. Alan L. Peterson, Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

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Jan. 21

Impact of COVID: Latest Advances in Research

Dr. Bashar Badran, Assistant Professor and Dr. Bernadette Cortese, Assistant Professor, MUSC

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February 2022

Feb. 4

Advances in Technology: A Datablitz Highlighting Latest Research

Dr. Alyssa Rheingold, Professor, Dr. Connie Guille, Professor, Dr. Sarah Hales, Assistant Professor, and Dr. Hannah Espelata, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MUSC

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Feb. 18 

Stress-related Motivation Neurocircuits and Addiction Risk and Relapse Outcomes

Dr. Rajita Sinha, Foundations Fund Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Yale University 

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Feb. 25 

Diversity and Inclusivity in Research: From Conceptualization to Dissemination  

Dr. Marvella Ford, Endowed Chair, Cancer Disparities, Professor, MUSC 

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March 2022

March 4 

Molecular diversity in Alzheimer's Cardiomyopathy
- this presentation is for internal-MUSC only

Dr. Federica del Monte, Professor, MUSC 

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March 11 

Written Exposure Therapy: A brief treatment approach for PTSD 

Dr. Denise Sloan, Associate Director, Education, Behavioral Science Division, National Center for PTSD   

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March 18

Moving on Up: How to ask for that promotion 
- this presentation is for internal-MUSC only and is not available for continuing education credits

Dr. Carla Danielson, Carla, Dr. Dan Smith, and Dr. Suzanne Thomas, MUSC

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April 2022

April 1 

Examining Social Supports in the Etiology, Maintenance, and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Dr. Amber Jarnecke, Assistant Professor, MUSC  

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April 8  

Overprotected: A Practical Review of Guardianship and Conservatorship

Dr. Laura Burdette and Dr. Alex Tillotson, MUSC  

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April 15  

Inga Taylor M.D. Memorial Lectureship

Dr. Susan Swedo, Chief of the Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch (PDN) in the Intramural Research Program (IRP), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 

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The Inga Taylor, M.D. Memorial Lecture, honors one of The Medical University of South Carolina's own. Earning her MD from MUSC in 1971, Dr. Taylor was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in 1975. Her major area of interest during this time was the relationship between depression and the immune system and in 1979 was awarded a large federal research grant to do work in this area. She was a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and had risen to the academic rank of Associate Professor at the time of her death from cancer in 1980. Thanks to an endowment fund the MUSC Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department is able to host an annual lecture on a topic that in some way reflects Dr. Taylor's professional interests.

April 22

Innovative Treatments for PTSD

Dr. Barbara Rothbaum, Professor, Emory School of Medicine

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April 29

Brain Circuitry for Arousal during Sleep Apnea

Dr Satvinder Kaur, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

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May 2022

May 13 


Dr. Carly Goldstein, Assistant Professor, Alpert Medical School of Brown University 

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May 20 


Dr. Robert Greene, Sherry Gold Knopf Crasilneck Distinguished Chair in Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center  

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May 27  


Dr. Christopher Austelle, MUSC 

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