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Trainee Research Award Presentations

Presentation #1:
Premature Mortality for People with Serious Mental Illness

Speaker #1:
Alison Hwong, MD, PhD
VA Scholar, National Clinician Scholars Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand major contributing factors to premature mortality for people with serious mental illness (SMI)
  • Have improved knowledge for how to assess clinical, health behavior, and social risks for patients with SMI
  • Have awareness of available interventions to reduce adverse health outcomes for people with SMI

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Presentation #2
Applying an RDoC Perspective to the Developmental Consequences of Early Life Stress on Risk for Psychopathology

Speaker #2:
Kristen Rudd, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Health and Community
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize elements of the National Institute of Mental Health's Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework
  • Describe potential biological mechanisms of stressor exposure effects on child outcomes
  • Understand how identifying early phenotypes of disease risk may offer an opportunity for early interventions to curb those at risk for developing psychopathology

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UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended only for behavioral/mental health professionals and clinical providers.

Continuing education (CE) credit is available for physicians, psychologists, nurses, and therapists who participate in this activity.

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