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:

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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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.   

September 2017 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and Recognitions:
  • Publications:
    • Dr. Alicata as co-author/committee member for: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Committee on Telepsychiatry and AACAP Committee on Quality Issues.  (2017).  Clinical Update: Telepsychiatry With children and adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatry, 56(10), 875-893. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2017.07.008
    • Louie, A. K., Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J. H., Brenner, A. M., Guerrero, A. P. S., & Roberts, L. W. (2017).  Teaching to see behaviors—Using machine learning. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-017-0786-1 [online first]
    • Gavero, G. C., & Guerrero, A. P. S.  (2017).  My teacher Baymax:  Lessons from the film Big Hero 6Academic Psychiatry.  doi:10.1007/s40596-017-0803-4 [online first]
  • Chair Updates:

Welcome Dr. Sara Haack!

Department of Psychiatry welcomes Sara Haack, MD to the ‘ohana.  Dr. Haack received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, and completed her Psychiatry Residency and Integrated Care Fellowship at the University of Washington.  Dr. Haack’s clinical and research interests include integrated care and emergency psychiatry.