April 2017 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

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  • Announcements and Recognitions:
    • Dr. Asad Ghiasuddin, interim DME-PC for QCS
    • Congratulations to Dr. Gavero for being selected by the ΑΩΑ as their honorary faculty inductee 2017; and for receiving the Chancellor’s Citation of Meritorious Teaching from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
    • Thank you to Dr. Earl Hishinuma for his 20 years of University service.
    • Trisa Danz, M.D., Member, Council on Communications, American Psychiatric Association, 2017-2020
    • Completion of the CLER visit
  • Publications and Presentations:
    • Drs. Rachel Sy-Layug and Jillian Yoshimoto for presenting “Hawaii Behavioral Health 101: Integrating Resources Across the Islands” at the local osteopathic physicians and surgeons CME meeting
    • Chang, L., Akazawa, K., Yamakawa, R., Hayama, S., Buchthal, S., Alicata, D., Andres, T., Castillo, D., Oishi, K., Skranes, J., Ernst, T., & Oishi, K. (2016). Delayed early developmental trajectories of white matter tracts of functional pathways in preterm-born infants: Longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging data. Data in Brief, 6, 1007-1015. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.12.026.
    • Chang, L., Lim, Ahnate, L., Lau, E., & Alicata, D. (2017). Chronic tobacco-smoking on psychopathological symptoms, impulsivity and cognitive deficits in HIV-infected individuals. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. doi:10.1007/s11481-017-9728-7 [online first]
    • Wong, J. W. H., & Williams, S. R. (2017). The wandering woman: A case study of catatonia vs. factitious disorder. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 76(3), 82-84.
    • Guerrero, A. P. S., Beresin, E. V., Balon, R., Brenner, A. M., Louie, A. K., Coverdale, J. H., & Roberts, L. W. (2017). The competency movement in psychiatric education. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-017-0712-6 [online first]
  • Chair’s Updates:

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.

Click this link for more info.

March 2017 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and Recognition
    • Congratulations to Dr. Jeanelle Sugimoto-Matsuda (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Loraine Fleming (volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor) who were awarded the “Outstanding Community Mental Health Leader” award Mental Health America of Hawaii. which will be presented at the 12th Annual Mental Health Mahalo Awards.
    • Congratulations to the General Program for a successful match!
  • Publications
    • Nishimura, S. T., Hishinuma, E. S., Goebert, D. A., Onoye, J. M. M., & Sugimoto-Matsuda, J. J. (2017). A model for evaluating academic research centers: Case study of the Asian/Pacific Islander Youth Violence Prevention Center. Evaluation and Program Planning. doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2017.02.010 [online first]
    • Balon, R., Morreale, M. K., Guerrero, A. P. S., Beresin, E. V., Brenner, A., Coverdale, J. H., Louie, A. K., & Roberts, L. W. (2017). Impact of educational experience on attitudes toward mental illness and career choice. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-017-0686-4 [online first]
    • Hishinuma, E. S., Smith, M. D., McCarthy, K., Lee, M., Goebert, D. A., Sugimoto-Matsuda, J. J., Andrade, N. N., Philip, J. B., Chung-Do, J. J., Hamamoto, R. S., & Andrade, J. K. L. (2017). Longitudinal prediction of suicide attempts for a diverse adolescent sample of Native Hawaiians, Pacific Peoples, and Asian Americans. Archives of Suicide Research. doi:10.1080/13811118.2016.1275992 [online first]
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Feb 2017 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and recognitions:
    • Thank you to Dr. James Pearce for his 30 years of service
    • Thank you to Dr. Steven Williams for his 10 years of service
  • Publications:
    • Morreale, M. K., Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J. H., Brenner, A., Guerrero, A., Louie, A. K., & Roberts, L. W. (2017). Providing psychiatric care for an expanding population of cancer survivors: Imperatives for psychiatric education and leadership. Academic Psychiatry, 41, 1-3. doi: 10.1007/s40596-016-0650-8
    • Doan, L. A., Williams, S. R., Takayesu, A., & Lu, B. (2017). Case-series reports on Lurasidone-associated mania. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 37(2), 1-2. [online]
    • Brenner, A. M., Balon, R., Coverdale, J. H., Beresin, E. V. Guerrero, A. P. S., Louie, A. K., & Roberts, L. W. (2017). Psychiatry workforce and psychiatry recruitment: Two intertwined challenges. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-017-0679-3 [online]
    • Louie, A. K., Trocked, M. T., Balon, R., Coverdale, J. H., Beresin, E. V., Brenner, A. M., Guerrero, A. P. S., & Roberts, L. W. (2017). “Physician wellness” as published in Academic Psychiatry. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-017-0677-5 [online]
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Jan 2017 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements:
    • Congratulations to the Child Program for a successful match!
  • Publications:
    • Schlozman, S., Beresin, E. V., Balon, R., Coverdale, J. H., Brenner, A. M., Louie, A. K., Guerrero, A. P. S., & Roberts, L. W. (2016). Stigma and mental health: A proposal for next steps. Academic Psychiatry, 40, 735-739.
    • Okihiro, M., Duke, L., Goebert, D., Ampolos, L., Camacho, C., Shanahan, N., Hishinuma, E., & Kaholokula, J. K. (2016). Promoting Optimal Native Outcomes (PONO) by understanding women’s stress experiences. Journal of Primary Prevention, 37(6). 10.1007/s10935-016-0460-5 [online first]
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Nov/Dec 2016 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and recognitions:
    • Thank you to Dr. Naleen Andrade for her 30 years of service at the University of Hawaii
    • Good luck and aloha to Dr. Leslie Matsukawa in Colorado
    • Congratulations to Drs. Gretchen Gavero and Jeanelle Sugimoto-Matsuda for their nominations for the Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Publications:
    • Haning, W. (2016). Tow Humanism in Medicine Address: Death Was Never Enemy of Ours. Hawai‘i Journal of Medical and Public Health, 75(10), 310-311. PMID: 27738565
    • Tateno, M., Skokauskas, N., Kato, T. A., Teo, A. R., & Guerrero, A. P. S. (2016). New game software (Pokemon Go) may help youth with severe social withdrawal, hikikomori. Psychiatry Research. [online first]
    • Balon, R. Beresin, E. V., Brenner, A. M., Coverdale, J. H., Guerrero, A. P., Louie, A. K., & Roberts, L. W. (2016). Opportunities and challenges of global mental health. Academic Psychiatry, 40(4), 643-646. doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0574-3
    • Brenner, A. M., Guerrero, A. P., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J. H., Balon, R., Louie, A. K., & Roberts, L. W. (2016). Teaching medical students and residents about homelessness: Complex, evidence-based, and imperative. Academic Psychiatry, 40(4), 572-575. doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0571-6
    • Chung-Do, J. J., Bifulco, K., Antonio, M., Tydingco, T., Helm, S., & Goebert, D. A. (2016). A cultural analysis of the NAMI-NH Connect Suicide Prevention Program by rural community leaders in Hawai‘i. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 40(2), 87-102. doi:10.1037/rmh0000044
    • Helm, S., & Okamoto, S. K. (2016). Gendered perceptions of drugs, aggression, and violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi:10.1177/0886260516660301 [online first]
    • Skokaukas, N., & Guerrero, A. P. S. (2016). Problem-based learning as a vehicle for collaborating internationally and introducing faculty and trainees to difference scholarship perspectives. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0602-3 [online first]
    • Andrade, J. K. L. (2016). Improving health equity through minority psychiatry trainees: One journey to becoming an academic psychiatrist of indigenous ancestry. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0649-1 [online]
    • Danz, T. M. (2016). The gatekeeper. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0645-5 [online]
    • Gavero, G. C. (2016). The importance of early mentorship for minority students. Academic Psychiatry. [online] doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0643-7
    • Morreale, M. K., Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J. H., Brenner, A., Guerrero, A., Louie, A. K., & Roberts, L. W. (2016). Providing psychiatric care for an expanding population of cancer survivors: Imperatives for psychiatric education and leadership. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-016-0650-8 [online]
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Sept/Oct 2016 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements/Recognitions:

    • Thank you to Dr. William Haning for his 20 years of service at the University of Hawaii
    • Thank you to Mr. Tim Unten for his 10 years of service at the University of Hawaii
    • Welcome to Dr. Jaime Stevens
  • Publications:
    • Park, T. M., & Haning, III, W. F. (2016). Stimulant use disorders. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 25, 461-471.
    • Helm, S., Kissinger, D., Goebert, D., Agoha, R., Tanabe, R., & Alicata, D. (2016). Child and adolescent telepsychiatry in an academic-community partnership: Providers’ perceptions on teamwork. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 40(2), 103-112.
    • Streltzer, J. (2016). The International College of Psychosomatic Medicine: A personal history. BioPsychoSocial Medicine, 10(25), 1-6.
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