Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentations are held on Tuesdays from 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. according to the Upcoming Schedule below. Each presentation is recorded and made available online the day following the presentation.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates participation in this live activity up to a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  The Texas State Board of Psychologists recognizes each session for Category I Continuing Education credit. Attendees should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To obtain CME credit for Grand Rounds, you must use UTHSCSA’s text-based attendance recording service.  This requires one-time registration of the mobile phone you will use to report your attendance.  Text your email address to 844-502-1338 to register with the system.   On the day of each presentation you will send, via text to 844-502-1338, a message consisting of the word “attend” followed by the activity code number that will be announced and shown at the event.  For instance, if the activity code is 12343485, you will text “attend 12343485” from your registered phone.  For further assistance, please see these detailed instructions or contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at

Members of the Psychiatry Grand Rounds Planning Committee disclose the following relationships.  Steven Pliszka, MD, discloses that he has received research support from Ironshore and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, served as a paid speaker for Ironshore, served as a consultant for Sunovion and Supernus, and receives royalties from Guilford Press.  Joseph Blader, PhD, discloses that he has served as a consultant and speaker for Supernus.  The other Planning Committee Members (Raymond Faber, MD, Natalie Maples, MA, DrPh(c), Melissa Martinez, MD, Charles Mathias, PhD, Alan Peterson, PhD, Jessica Sandoval, MD, Jason Schillerstrom, MD, and Hannah Tyler, PhD) state they have no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Upcoming Schedule

April 4, 2023

Noah Sasson, PhD

Professor Psychology

University of Texas at Dallas

Dallas, TX

Title: From Deficits to Differences: Understanding Mechanisms of Social Disability among Autistic Adults



April 11, 2023

Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA

Professor and Chair

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Title: “Leveraging Psychiatry to Improve the Health of Populations”






April 18, 2023

Sarah Tomaszewski Farias, PhD, ABPP-CN


Department of Neurology

University of California, Davis

Davis, CA

Title: “Neurocognitive Assessment Particularly in the Context of Neurodegenerative Disease”





May 2, 2023

Matt Layton, MD, PhD, FACP, DLFAPA

Clinical Professor
Department of Translational Medicine and Physiology
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Washington State University
Spokane, WA

Title: Inside the Opioid Crisis: Complementary and Integrative Approaches to Co-Occurring Disorders”

May 16, 2023

Lauren Brenner, PhD

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Home Base Program, MGH

Charlestown, MA

Title: “Approaches to Transdiagnostic Psychological Evaluation and Treatment in Special Operations Forces Members”