The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA (Google Map) is pleased to present Institute Grand Rounds, our weekly educational conference that brings you cutting-edge information about the clinical neurosciences, human behavior, and mental health care.

     Institute Grand Rounds programs are held in the Louis Jolyon West Auditorium (C8-183) in the Semel Institute building (entrance at 720 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles CA 90095 (Google Map), routinely on Tuesdays. Unless otherwise indicated, the presentation will begin at 11:00 AM, and coffee will be served in the auditorium foyer at 10:45. Grand Rounds presentations have been webcast online since 1996 with streaming video. If a presentation has been archived, its title will appear as a hyperlink; if the title is not a hyperlink, then either it has not been archived yet or the speaker declined to permit webcasting. For more information about our other Semel Institute educational programs, please call the Office of Professional and Community Education at (310) 206-9299, or send email to

     Please note that, effective September 2017, some of the presentations will not be accredited for CME or other continuing education credit; this allows us to bring you important topics where the relevance to clinical practice lies more distantly in the future.

     "We hope you'll attend these programs in person whenever possible, and use the webcast and podcast editions to enhance your learning experience."
           -- Ian A. Cook, MD DFAPA, Course Director

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Grand Rounds Videos


2018-10-30 Michael Gitlin "Controversies in the Management of Bipolar Depression"
Posted on Thursday November 01, 2018

2018-10-23 Joaquin Fuster "The Neurobiology of Freedom and the Dysexecutive Syndrome"
Posted on Tuesday November 27, 2018

2018-11-27 James McGough "Practical Clinical Updates ADHD in Adults"
Posted on Tuesday December 04, 2018

2018-10-16 Sonya Gabrielan "Addressing Homelessness Among Persons with Mental Illness"
Posted on Tuesday December 04, 2018

2018-08-21 Larissa Mooney "Psychiatric Perspectives on the Opioid Epidemic"
Posted on Tuesday December 04, 2018

2018-12-04 Anne Marie Albano "Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood"
Posted on Tuesday December 11, 2018

2018-08-14 Suzette Glasner-Edwards "Substance Use and Depression"
Posted on Tuesday December 11, 2018

2019-01-08 Psychiatry Residents "HEAD Talks"
Posted on Tuesday January 15, 2019

2019-01-15 Joel Dimsdale "Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals"
Posted on Tuesday January 29, 2019

2019-01-29 Dilip Jeste "Positive Psychiatry for Aging with Schizophrenia"
Posted on Tuesday February 05, 2019

2019-02-05 Steven Siegel "A Critical Assessment of the Translational Potential of EEG Assessment in Mice"
Posted on Tuesday February 12, 2019

2019-03-05 Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus "Resiliency Among Children and Adolescents Coping with Poverty and Disease"
Posted on Tuesday March 12, 2019

2019-03-12 Michael Green "Splendid Isolation: Searching for the Neural Basis of Social Disconnection"
Posted on Tuesday March 19, 2019