August 2017 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team


  • Announcements and Recognitions:
    • Congratulations to Dr. Susana Helm – Promoted to Full Professor
    • Congratulations to Dr. Naleen Andrade – 2017 recipient of the Jeanne Spurlock Lecture and Award on Diversity and Culture of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
    • Dr. Evan Taniguchi selected as the resident representative for the American Associate of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT) Recruitment Subcommittee 2017-2018
  • Publications:
    • Lee, J. C., & Takayesu, A. G. (2017). Gambling disorder and concurrent alcohol use disorder treated with Naltrexone. Primary Care Companion, 19(4). doi:10.4088/PCC.16102082
    • Guerrero, A. P. S., & Roberts, L. W. (2017). Snapshots from the cutting edge: Innovations in child and adolescent psychiatry training to address workforce shortages. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-017-0776-3 [online first]
    • Solimine, S., Chan, S., & Morihara, S. K. (2017). Cotard Syndrome: “I’m dead, so why do I need to eat?” Primary Care Companion, 18(2). doi:10.4088/PCC.15/01862
    • Ling, W., Chang, L., Hillhouse M., Ang, A., Striebel, J., Jenkins, J., Hernandez, J., Olaer, M., Mooney, L., Reed, S., Fukaya, E., Kogachi, S., Alicata, D., Holmes, N. & Esagoff, A. (2014). Sustained-release methylphenidate in a randomized trial of treatment of methamphetamine use disorder. Addiction, 109(9), 1489-1500. doi: 10.1111/add.12608
    • Helm, S., & Davis, K. (2017). Puni Ke Ola: Drug prevention in rural Hawaiian Community. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 8(2), 1-6.
    • Helm, S., Davis, K., & Haumana. (2017). Challenges and lessons learned in implementing a community-academic partnership for drug prevention in a Native Hawaiian community. Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal, 36(2), 101-106.
    • Peeples, D., Guerrero, A., Bernstein, B., Hunt, J., Ong, S. H., Santos, C., Sexson, S., & Skokaukas, N. (2017). Comparing and contrasting the use of problem-based learning in child and adolescent psychiatry programs. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-017-0719-z [online first]
    • Roberts, L. W., Louie, A. K., Guerrero, A. P. S., Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Brenner, A., & Coverdale, J. (2017). Premature mortality among people with mental illness: Advocacy in academic psychiatry. Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-017-0738-9 [online first]
    • Motlova, L. B., Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Brenner, A. M., Coverdale, J. H., Guerrero, A. P. S., Louie, A. K., Roberts, L. W. (2017). Psychoeducation as an opportunity for patients, psychiatrists, and psychiatric educators: Why do we ignore it? Academic Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40596-017-0728-y. [online first]
    • Lu, B. Y., Onoye, J., Nguyen, A., Takeshita, J., & Ahmed, I. (2017). Increased elderly utilization of psychiatric emergency resources as a reflection of the growing mental health crisis facing our aging population. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25(6), 680-681.
    • Okamoto, S. K., Helm, S., Ostrowski, L. K., & Flood L. (2017). The validation of a school-based, culturally grounded drug prevention curriculum for rural Hawaiian youth. Health Promotion Practice. doi:10.1177/1524839917704210 [online first]
    • Schultz, B. R., Takeshita, J., Goebert, D., Takeshita, S., Lu, B. Y., Guilloux, A., & Higa, J. (2017). Simultaneous usage of dementia medications and anticholinergics among Asians and Pacific Islanders. Psychogeriatrics. doi:10.1111/psyg.12267 [online first]
  • Chair Updates:

Gretchenjan Gavero, DO – Mānoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching Award

Gretchenjan Gavero, an assistant professor at JABSOM, is director of medical student education in the Department of Psychiatry and chair of the JABSOM clerkship education committee. Her teaching philosophy is built on four tenets: an attitude of gratitude for opportunities to learn and to give back; a strength-based approach toward each and every learner; being attentive to the dynamic nature of learning and the generation gap between teachers and learning, technology and media, and sociocultural issues, among others; and the inherently collaborative nature of learning. Gavero spearheaded a transformation of the residency training curriculum from primarily lecture-based to problem-based learning for advanced learners, implemented a successful interviewing skills seminar for beginning residents, designed sessions for medical students at different phases of development, and has led the exponential growth of psychiatry as a specialty above national averages. Her efforts have improved the experience of students, faculty, staff and residents, and led to her selection as the recipient of the Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award.

May 2017 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team