March 2018 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team


  • Recognitions:
    • Congratulations to the Psychiatry General Program on their match for 2018-2018 interns
    • Thank you to Dr. Barry Carlton for his leadership in his roles as QMC Chief of Psychiatry and the Director of Medical Education and Patient Care in the QMC Adult and Child Inpatient units. Dr. Takeshita will succeed Dr. Carlton as the QMC Chief of Psychiatry and DMEPC for the QMC Adult Inpatient units and Dr. Eckert for the Child Inpatient unit.
  • Announcements:
    • Dr. Koli will be relocating May 2018
    • The Strategic Plan survey is due April 2nd. See your email for more details.
  • Publications:
    • Clausen, C. E., Guerrero, A. P. S., Oshodi, Y. O., Bazaid, K., Leventhal, B., Silva, F. D., Azeem, M. W., Tateno, M., Wiguna, T., Kaligis, F., & Skokaukas, N. (2017). Advancing global child and adolescent mental health. Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association (Tidsskriftet den Norske Legeforening). doi:10.4045/tidsskr.17.0639,
    • Goebert, D., Hamagami, F., Hishinuma, E. S., Chung-Do, J. J., & Sugimoto-Matsuda, J. (2018). Change pathways in indigenous and nonindigenous youth suicide. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. doi:10.1111/sltb.12420 [online first]
    • Coverdale, J., Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Brenner, A. M., Guerrero, A. P. S., Louie, A. K., & Roberts, L. W. (2018). Family planning and the scope of the “reproductive psychiatry” curriculum. Academic Psychiatry. doi: 10.1007/s40596-018-0884-8. [online first]
  • Chair’s Update:

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.

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December 2017 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Publications:
    • Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., & Guerrero, A. (2017). Medical-education-industrial complex? Academic Psychiatry. doi.10.1007/s40596-017-0856-4
    • Tateno, M., Inagaki, T., Saito, T., Guerrero, A. P. S., & Skokauskas, N. (2017). Current challenges and future opportunities for child and adolescent psychiatry in Japan. Psychiatric Investigation, 14(5), 525-531. doi:10.4306/pi.2017.14.5.525
  • Chair’s Update:

November 2017 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and Recognitions:
  • Publications:
    • Goebert, D., & Sugimoto-Matsuda, J. (2017). Advancing suicide prevention in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 76(11), 310-313.
    • Ghiasuddin, A. (2017). Child and adolescent psychiatric consultation in Micronesia. Journal of Rural Mental Health. doi:10.1037/rmh0000080 [online first]
    • Solimine, S., Takeshita, J., Goebert, D., Lee, J., Schultz, B., Guerrero, M., Tanael, M., Pilar, M., Fleming, L., Kracher, S., Lawyer, L. (2017). Characteristics of patients with constant observers. Psychosomatics. doi:10.1016/j.psym.2017.08.003 [online first]
  • Chair updates:

Welcome Dr. Neil Gray!

The Department of Psychiatry welcomes Neil Gray, MD, PhD to the ‘ohana.  Dr. Gray received his due doctorate degrees in medicine and philosophy from Columbia University.  He completed his Psychiatry Residency at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York State Psychiatric Institute.  Dr. Gray’s research interest is in 1st episode psychosis.  His clinical interests include community psychiatry and severe persistent mental illness.