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Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds

Location: Zoom

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Time: 12–1 p.m.

Contact: Renee Collins

About the Event

This installment of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds features Steven Starks, M.D., presenting “Physician Advocacy Through a Health Equity Lens.” Starks is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Houston College of Medicine.

Email Renee Collins for the Zoom information.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this event series, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Define and distinguish physician advocacy from other forms of activism.
  • Describe levels of engagement of advocacy within organized medicine and through external coalitions.
  • Identify advocacy strategies that promote equity and justice in health care.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Nurses and other Mental Health Professionals
  • Secondary: Other health care professionals


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient Care; Medical Knowledge; Practice-Based Learning and Improvement; Interpersonal and Communication Skills; Professionalism; Systems-Based Practice.
  • IOM: Provide patient-centered care; Work in interdisciplinary teams; Employ evidenced-based practice; Apply quality improvement; Utilize informatics.
  • IECC: Interprofessional Teamwork & Team-based Practice; Interprofessional Communication; Values & Ethics for Interprofessional Practice.

Starks does not have any relevant relationships to disclose relating to this educational presentation.

The Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds planning committee members are Robert E. Feinstein, M.D.; Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.; Roshni Koli, M.D.; Jorge Almeida, M.D., Ph.D.; Jeff Newport, M.D.; Steve Strakowski, M.D.; Lowell McRoberts, M.D.; Cathy Stacy, Ph.D.; Kathryn Flowers; and Renee Collins.

Jeff Newport, M.D., reported the following relevant financial relationships:

  • Grants/Research support: Eli Lilly, Glaxo SmithKline (GSK), Janssen, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Sage Therapeutics, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Texas Health & Human Services Commission, Wyeth.
  • Honorarium: Astra-Zeneca, Eli Lilly, GSK, Pfizer, Wyeth.
  • Speaker’s Bureau: Astra-Zeneca, Eli Lilly, GSK, Pfizer, Wyeth.
  • Other (please describe):
    • Advisory Boards: GSK, Janssen, Sage Therapeutics.

Steve Strakowski, M.D., reported the following relevant financial relationships:

  • Grants/Research support: Janssen.
  • Consultant: Sunovion (Data & Safety Monitoring Board Chair), Otsuka (Data Monitoring Committee member).
  • Honorarium: Medscape.

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., reported the following relevant financial relationships:

  • Research/Grants: National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Consulting: ANeuroTech (division of Anima BV), Taisho Pharmaceutical, Inc., Signant Health, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Janssen Research & Development LLC, Magstim, Inc., Navitor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc., EMA Wellness, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Axsome, Sage, BioXcel Therapeutics, Silo Pharma, Aditum Bio, XW Pharma
  • Stockholder: Xhale, Seattle Genetics, Antares, BI Gen Holdings, Inc., Corcept Therapeutics Pharmaceuticals Company, EMA Wellness
  • Board of Directors: Gratitude America, ADAA, Xhale Smart, Inc.
  • Other:
    • Income sources or equity of $10,000 or more: American Psychiatric Publishing, Xhale, Signant Health, CME Outfitters, Takeda, Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc., EMA Wellness
    • Patents: Method and devices for transdermal delivery of lithium (US 6,375,990B1); Method of assessing antidepressant drug therapy via transport inhibition of monoamine neurotransmitters by ex vivo assay (US 7,148,027B2)
    • Scientific Advisory Boards: ANeuroTech (division of Anima BV), Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF), Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), Skyland Trail, Signant Health, Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR), Inc., Magnolia CNS

The other members of the planning committee do not have relevant financial relationships to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

This course has been designated by The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School for 1 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.