IT Tip of the Month


Have you considered what you would do if your phone or tablet were ever lost or stolen? Do you keep emails, notes, contact information, and other data stored that you would want protected?

Consider syncing your mobile devices with DOP email, using the ActiveSync/Exchange option. Continue reading

Congratulations to Dr. Naleen N. Andrade!



Congratulations to Dr. Naleen N. Andrade for being one of the recipients of the I Ulu I Ke Kumu Award from the School of Hawaiian Knowledge, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The recognition is awarded to those who continually invigorate our lives and inspire our understanding and knowledge. Dr. Anthony P. S. Guerrero, Chair, Department of Psychiatry, was one of the speakers introducing Dr. Andrade. The following are his remarks:

Dr. Naleen Naupaka Andrade was the third chair of the University of Hawai‘i Department of Psychiatry. She is a graduate of UH-Hilo Continue reading

March 2015 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team


  • Announcements and recognitions:
  • Publications:
    • Streltzer, J., Davidson, R., & Goebert, D. (2015). An observational study of buprenorphine treatment of prescription opioid dependent pain patient. American Journal on Addiction, doi:10.1111/AJAD.12198. [online version]
  • Chair’s updates:

IPASS Update


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


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.

Click this link for more info.

February 2015 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Award and recognitions
    • Dr. Junji Takeshita has been appointed to the International Advisory Committee of the 23rd World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine organized by the College of Psychosomatic Medicine (ICPM).
  • Publications
    • Derauf, C., LaGasse, L., Smith, L., Newman, E., Shah, R., Arria, A., Huestis, M., Haning, W., Strauss, A., Della Grotta, S., Dansereau, L., Lin, H., & Lester, B. (2011). Infant temperament and high-risk environment relate to behavior problems and language in toddlers. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 32(2), 125-135.
    • McArdle, J. J., Petway, K. T., & Hishinuma, E. S. (2015). IRT for growth and change. In S. P. Reise & D. A. Revicki (Eds.), Handbook of item response theory modeling: Applications to typical performance assessment (pp. 435-456). New York: Routledge.
    • Chung-Do, J. J., Goebert, D. A., Chang, J. Y., & Hamagami, F. (2015). Developing a comprehensive school connectedness scale for program evaluation. Journal of School Health, 85, 179-188.
    • Hirota, T., Guerrero, A., Sartorius, N., Fung, D., Leventhal, B., Ong, S. H., Kaneko, H., Kim, B., Cho, S.-C., Skokauskas, N., & Consortium on Academic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Far East. (2014). Child and adolescent psychiatry in the Far East. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 1-7. doi:101111/pcn.12248

January 2015 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Awards and Recognitions
    • APA Fellow:  Drs. Asad Ghiasuddin, Abhishek Mehra and Susan Solimine
    • APA Distinguished Fellow:  Dr. Junji Takeshita
    • Dr. William Haning who was recently appointed as the Interim Editor-in-Chief of the publication, the ASAM Weekly, published by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  Dr. Lori Karan, Chair of ASAM’s Publications Council, will also be contributing to the editorial effort while ASAM seeks a permanent replacement for Dr. Richard Soper
    • Dr. James Spira was a recent guest on Hawaii Public Radio to discuss the issue of psychologists’ and health care providers’ unethical involvement in the use of torture.
  • Publications
    • Handbook of consultation-liaison psychiatry (2nd ed.).  The following are the book chapters by our compensated faculty:
      • Leigh, H., & Streltzer, J.  (2015).  Special procedures:  Intravenous sedative interviews, Hoover test, Waddell Tests, and hypnosis.  In H. Leigh & J. Streltzer (Eds.), Handbook of consultation-liaison psychiatry (2nd ed., pp. 539-546).  New York:  Springer.
      • Koli, R. L., & Guerrero, A. P. S.  (2015).  Consultation-liaison with children and adolescents.  In H. Leigh & J. Streltzer (Eds.), Handbook of consultation-liaison psychiatry (2nd ed., pp. 497-519).  New York:  Springer.
      • Streltzer, J.  (2015).  Chronic pain (somatic symptom disorder with predominant pain).  In H. Leigh & J. Streltzer (Eds.), Handbook of consultation-liaison psychiatry (2nd ed., pp. 303-316).  New York:  Springer.
      • Streltzer, J.  (2015).  Substance related and addictive disorders.  In H. Leigh & J. Streltzer (Eds.), Handbook of consultation-liaison psychiatry (2nd ed., pp. 279-290).  New York:  Springer.
      • Streltzer, J., & Leigh, H.  (2015).  Interviewing in consultation-liaison psychiatry.  In H. Leigh & J. Streltzer (Eds.), Handbook of consultation-liaison psychiatry (2nd ed., pp. 63-68).  New York:  Springer.
      • Streltzer, J., & Tseng, W.S.  (2015).  Cultural aspects of consultation-liaison psychiatry.  In H. Leigh & J. Streltzer (Eds.), Handbook of consultation-liaison psychiatry (2nd ed., pp. 139-153).  New York:  Springer.
  • Chairs updates

December 2014 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Congratulations!
    • Publications
      • Kelly C. Young-Wolff, PhD, MPH, Lori D. Karan, MD, Judith J. Prochaska, PhD, MPH. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online December 03, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.2224
      • Subudhi, A., Bucher, J., Bourdillon, N., Davis, C., Elliott, J. E., Eutermoster, M., Evero, O., Fan, J. L., Jameson-Van Houten, S., Julian, C. G., Kark, J., Kark, S., Kayser, B., Kern, J. P., Kim, S. E., Lathan, C., Laurie, S. S., Lovering, A. T., Paterson, R., Polaner, D., Ryan, B. J., Spira, J., Tsao, J. W., Wachsmuth, N. B., & Roach, R. C. (2014). AltitudeOmics: The integrative physiology of the onset and retention of acclimatization to hypoxia in humans. PLOS One, 9(3). doi:101371/journalpone0087989 [online]
      • Spira, J. L., Lathan, C. E., Bleiberg, J., & Tsao, J. W. (2014). The impact of multiple concussions on emotional distress, post-concussive symptoms, and neurocognitive functioning, in active duty United States Marines independent of combat exposure or emotional distress. Journal of Neurotrauma, 31, 1823-1834. doi:10.1089/neu.2014.3363
      • Guerrero, A. P. S. (2014). An approach to finding teaching moments on families and child development in Disney films. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-014-0240-6 [online]
      • Dr. Deborah Goebert, Professor, was interviewed on her and her colleague’s multi-site study on depression in medical students. The references is as follows: Rubin, R. (2014). Recent suicides highlight need to address depression in medical students and residents. Journal of the American Medical Association, 312, 1725-1727.
    • Awards
    • Dr. James Pearce was awarded the Excellence in Education from Straub.

    • Other
    • Dr. Shaylin Chock and family – new baby boy
      Dr. Jon Streltzer on his retirement from UH December 30.

  • Education and Training
  • CLER Site Visit will be on 12/16 and 17

  • Chair Updates: