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Depression Center Colloquium Series

For health professionals and researchers with an interest in depression and related illnesses.

2010 Colloquia

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Please note: CME credit is not available when viewing archived presentations. In order to receive CME credit, you must attend the live presentation. Participants who view the live activity from a remote location can receive credit as long as they are able to interact with the live presenter and audience.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Depression, Comorbidity, and Mortality

  • Joseph Gallo, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Family Practice and Community Medicine, and Associate Professor of Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Kara Zivin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School and Research Investigator, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation (SMITREC)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Global Mental Health in China

  • David St. Clair, M.D., Chair, Applied Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Melvin McInnis, M.D., Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression, University of Michigan Medical School and Depression Center

Friday, October 15, 2010

Veterans Affairs’ Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Program

  • David W. Oslin, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine - View PowerPoint Presentation
  • Edward P. Post, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine; National Medical Director, Primary Care-Mental Health Integration, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System - View PowerPoint Presentation

Friday, July 30, 2010

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation:
A New Treatment Option for Depression
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  • Linda Carpenter, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University; Chief, Mood Disorders, and Director, Neuromodulation Program, Butler Hospital
  • Stephan Taylor, M.D., Co-director, Psychiatric Neuromodulation Program and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U-M School of Medicine

Friday, February 5, 2010

Depression in Physicians and Medical Students Login Required

  • Liselotte N. Dyrbye, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • Thomas Schwenk, M.D., George A. Dean, M.D. Chair of Family Medicine; Professor, Department of Family Medicine, U-M School of Medicine; Associate Director, U-M Depression Center

Past Studies have shown that approximately 12% of medical students have major depressive disorder (MDD).  Depressive symptoms continue into residency, affecting 7-35% of residents across multiple domains. In fact, depression persists in surgeons with 30% showing depressive symptoms and 10-15% have MDD. During this colloquium Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye, Assistant Professor of Medicine, extended her findings on the prevalence, course, and etiology of depression in medical students and physicians. Dr. Dyrbye has found that depressive symptoms peak in medical students in their second year because of increasing levels of stress, pressure, and burn out rates. Symptoms persist because of barriers to care including: confidentiality concerns, academic vulnerability, coast, access, and lack of time to seek treatment, and the stigma surrounding mental health disorders. Furthermore, suicidal ideation dramatically increases in the fourth year of medical school and continues to increase for residents and surgeons. Dr. Dyrbye concludes that more services need to be made available to medical students to decrease rates of depression and suicidal ideation.

Key Words: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), suicidal ideation, burn out, Maslach Burn Out Inventory

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Role of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines at the Depression-Pain Interface

  • Andrew H. Miller, M.D., William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director, Psychiatric Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Daniel Clauw, M.D., Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Director, Center for the Advancement of Clinical Research (CACR), U-M School of Medicine

Friday, January 15, 2010


  • James Kennedy, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Vicki L. Ellingrod, Pharm.D., BCPP, FCCP, Head, Clinical Pharmacogenomics Laboratory, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, U-M