Presenters

COURSE DIRECTOR

David A. Brent, M.D.

Academic Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Professor of Child Psychiatry, Epidemiology & Clinical Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies
Director, Services for Teens At Risk (STAR-Center)
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Dr. Brent's work has focused on the identification of risk factors for adolescent depression and suicidal behavior, and on the translation of those findings into clinical interventions. Along with many other colleagues, Dr. Brent helped to establish the role of cognitive therapy as a treatment for depressed adolescents and developed guidelines for the management of treatment resistant depression. Dr. Brent and colleagues have endeavored to understand possible intermediate phenotypes for suicidal behavior and mechanisms by which suicidal behavior is transmitted from parent to child. 

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Alan Apter, M.D.

Schneider’s Children's Medical Center of Israel
Tel Aviv University School of Medicine
Suicide in Young People

Joan Asarnow, Ph.D.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine
Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavior
Preventing Suicide Attempts and Deaths:  Treatment Strategies and Outcomes with Suicidal Youths  

Biography

Boris Birmaher, M.D.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine / Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
What have Observational Studies taught us about the Emergence and Course of Bipolar Disorder (BP) Among Youth?

Biography

Jeffrey Bridge, Ph.D.

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Neurocognitive Correlates and Predictors of Youth Suicidal Behavior  - Power Point Not Available

Biography

Oscar Bukstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Clinical Consultation:  Substance Abuse and Suicide

Biography

John Campo, M.D.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Collaborative Care and Adolescent Suicide Prevention - Power Point Not Available

Biography

Greg Clarke, Ph.D.

Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Improved Sleep in Depressed Youth with Insomnia:  Effects on Suicidality

Biography

Robert Gibbons, Ph.D.

University of Chicago
On the Adaptive Measurement of Suicide Risk

Biography

Tina Goldstein, Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine / Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Toward Reducing Suicidal Risk in Youth with Bipolar Disorder

Biography

Ian Goodyer, M.D.

Cambridge University
Brain Structure, Child Experiences, and Emerging Mental Illness in Adolescence

Biography

Madelyn Gould, Ph.D., M.P.H.

New York State Psychiatric Institute
Columbia University Medical Center
How do Suicide Hotlines fit into a System of Care for Suicidal Individuals?

Biography

Sami Hamdan, Ph.D.

Academic College of Tel Aviv – Jaffa
Sleep and Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents

Biography

J. David Hawkins, Ph.D.

University of Washington
Raising Healthy Children:  Addressing Suicide Prevention Through Universal Childhood Intervention

Biography

Marcel Just, Ph.D.

Carnegie Mellon University
Imaging Concepts in the Suicidal Mind:  Neurosemantic Probes of Suicidal Risk  -  Power Point Not Available

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Betsy Kennard, Psy.D.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Clinical Consultation:  Setting up an intensive Outpatient Program for Suicidal Youth

Biography

Jae-Won Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

Seoul National University College of Medicine
Suicide Prevention and Intervention in Different Cultural Setting:  Adaptation of Interventions at STAR for Korean Youth at Risk for Suicide

Biography

Cheryl King, Ph.D.

Department of Psychiatry
University of Michigan
Connecting Suicidal College Students to Care

Biography

Fadi Maalouf, M.D.

American University of Beirut
Neurocognitive Markers of Depression in Youth - Power Point Not Available

Biography

J. John Mann, M.D.

Columbia University / New York State Psychiatric Institute
Mapping Neural Circuitry of Risk and Resilience for Mood Disorders and Suicidal Behavior

Biography

Nadine Melhem, Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine / Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Biomarkers in the HPA Axis and Inflammatory Pathways for Suicidal Behavior in Youth 

Biography

Matthew Nock, Ph.D.

Harvard University
Beyond the Usual Suspects: Novel Approaches to Suicide Risk Assessment

Biography

Lisa Pan, M.D.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine / Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Metabolomics and Psychiatric Disease:  NextGen Frontiers in Pathophysiology and Treatment

Biography

Kimberly Poling, LCSW

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center / Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Co-presenter - Clinical Consultation:  Setting up an intensive Outpatient Program for Suicidal Youth

Biography

Tony Spirito, Ph.D.

Alpert Medical School of Brown University
The Impossible Dream: Treatment Approaches for the Most Challenging Suicidal Adolescents

Biography

Gustavo Turecki, M.D., Ph.D.

McGill University
McGill Group for Suicide Studies
Early-life Adversity, Epigenetic Regulation and Suicide Risk  - Power Point Not Available

Biography

Robin Weersing, Ph.D.

San Diego State University / University of California San Diego
Brief Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression:  A Transdiagnostic Approach for Treating Internalizing Problems in Pediatric Settings

Biography

Holly Wilcox, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health
The Good Behavior Game: A Cost-Effective Method for Long-Term Suicide Prevention - Power Point Not Available

Biography

 

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