IPASS Update

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The Department of Psychiatry has initiated the IPASS system sign out into the clinical and training divisions. Training has begun in select areas, using the IPASS template in the Epic EHR. Our goal is to have all residents complete the IPASS video simulation by the end of January. Please see the link below for details.

IPASS Meeting Minutes 12-9-14

Public Loan Forgiveness Program

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The University of Hawaii and UCERA employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. The PSFL is a loan repayment program that is available to full-time public service employees. Borrowers can qualify for forgiveness of their remaining balance of their Direct Federal Loans after they have made 120 qualifying payments made after October 1, 2007 while employed full-time by public service employers.

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Welcome Dr. Gerald Busch!

The Department of Psychiatry welcomes Gerald Busch, MD, MPH to the ‘ohana. Dr. Busch is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Busch attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School where he received his doctorate in Medicine. He completed his Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Busch also completed his Master of Public Health degree from the Milken Institute School of Public Health George Washington University. His research and clinical interests are in community resilience and public health aspects of psychiatry.

Welcome Dr. Daniel Cho!

The Department of Psychiatry welcomes Daniel Cho, MD to the ‘ohana. Dr. Cho attended the John A. Burns School of Medicine where he received his doctorate in Allopathic Medicine. He completed his Psychiatry Residency at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. His research and clinical interests are in integrative medicine and sports psychiatry.

PSTY 499 Students Presented @ JABSOM Annual BioMed Symposium (4/25/19)

Trinh T & Goebert D. 2019. Youth voice in suicide prevention in Hawai`i. Poster, Biomedical Sciences & Health Disparities Symposium, Honolulu, HI.

Halvorson A & Helm S. 2019. Evidence of elevated substance use in high need low resource populations. A review of the publicly available literature. Poster, Biomedical Sciences & Health Disparities Symposium, Honolulu, HI.

PSTY 499: Directed Studies in Mental Health Research

  • Directed research courses provide students with direct, hands-on experience on real research projects currently facilitated by Principal Investigators in the Department of Psychiatry. Our programs of mental health research range from treatment studies, to prevention studies, to health promotion and policy studies, and systems of care; involve a variety of research methods and approaches; and cover the continuum of translational science. Seminars and projects reflect the Department of Psychiatry-Research Division’s emphasis on culture as an important factor in mental health.
  • To become eligible to enroll, students must submit a letter of interest to Dr. Susana Helm, along with their resume, current transcript, and a writing sample. Highly qualified students will be interviewed to determine student-mentor-project fit.
    • Undergraduate students may enroll in PSTY 499 with Psychiatry Faculty Mentor approval.
    • Graduate students may enroll in with their departmental and Psychiatry Faculty Mentor approval.

Welcome Dr. Caitlin Engelhard!

The Department of Psychiatry welcomes Dr. Caitlin Engelhard, MD, PhD to the ‘ohana. Dr. Engelhard attended the Medical Scientist Training Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she received her medical degree and doctorate in philosophy in neuroscience. She completed her Psychiatry Residency and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Engelhard’s clinical interest is in child and adolescent psychiatry. Her research interest is the impact of parental mental health on child psychopathology.