Making a Difference, Here & Beyond
The community invests in Dell Med. In return, it’s our responsibility — one we take seriously — to be agents for change and to show real impact.
More Information
Creating a New Kind of Doctor
We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
Improving Care. Improving Health.
We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
Discovery to Impact — Faster
We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
More Information
Let’s Do Big Things Together
True health demands that the whole work in harmony, which is why we’re dedicated to partnership. Indeed, we can’t achieve our goals without it.
More Information
Meet Dell Med
We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
More Information
Make an Appointment Directory Give Faculty Students

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Parker Expert Lecture Series

Location: Zoom

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Time: 12–1 p.m.

Contact: Renee Collins

About the Event

This installment of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Parker Expert Lecture Series features Desmond Oathes, Ph.D., presenting “Brain Circuit Probe and Neuromodulation Evidence for how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Improves Depression.” Oathes is associate director of the Center for Neuromodulation in Depression and Stress at the University of Pennsylvania.

Email Renee Collins for the Zoom information.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Link the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) evoked Functional Magnetic Stimulation (fMRI) brain response of the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex to treatment response in depressed patients.
  • Use resting fMRI to guide brain stimulation targeting of the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex for treating depression.
  • Identify how interleaved TMS/fMRI can be used to define treatment targets in neuropsychiatric disorders.
  • Evaluate the overlap between interleaved TMS/fMRI and resting fMRI measures of brain connectivity.

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, Professionalism, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement
  • IOM: Patient-Centered Care,Work w/Interdisciplinary Teams,Use Evidence-based Practice
  • IECC: Interprofessional Teamwork & Team-based Practice, Interprofessional Communication, Roles and Responsibilities

Oathes has no relevant financial relationships to disclose relating to the content of this presentation.

The Parker Expert Lecture Series planning committee members are Jorge Almeida, M.D., Ph.D., and Renee Collins. The members of the planning committee report no financial relationships to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

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.