April 20, 2022
Interventional Psychiatry is a relatively new specialty that many do not know well, for which Shawn McClintock, Ph.D. (our “Spotlight” this month), is one representative and about which five psychiatry residents want to learn more (in the new area of concentration in training described below). It is a division in our department run by Kala Bailey, M.D., who will soon turn it over to E. Will Clark, M.D.

The Interventional Psychiatry Division encompasses multiple neuromodulation treatments for psychiatric conditions such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), magnetic seizure therapy (MST), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and now Intracranial Stimulation (IS). Personalized neuromodulation therapeutics are becoming increasingly important and involve the use of brain imaging approaches to inform the unique brain region(s) involved in neuropsychiatric condition to be treated. This approach, for instance, can purportedly change an antidepressant response rate of 50% to 80% with TMS. It turns out that there is enough variability in brain circuitry and neuronal activity across individuals that it is clinically useful to define “personal” pathology before targeting it with neuromodulation interventions.

Behavioral neurosurgeons are our closest collaborators in Interventional Psychiatry. Be sure to learn more about and collaborate with Interventional Psychiatry in our Department.
--Carol A. Tamminga, M.D.
Department Chair
In This Issue
Spotlight on Dr. McClintock -- New Interventional Psychiatry Residency Training Concentration -- Psychiatry Residency Match -- Faculty Openings -- Staff News -- Bass Decant Update -- Supporting Children's Well Being -- NAMIWalks -- Awards and Accomplishments -- Upcoming Events -- OBI News
Spotlight on... Shawn McClintock, Ph.D.
Shawn McClintock, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, holds the Lydia Bryant Test Distinguished Professorship in Psychiatric Research and is the Director of Research Training for the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program. He specializes in clinical neuropsychology and neuromodulation antidepressant intervention development.

Dr. McClintock earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at UT Southwestern, where he stayed to complete a National Institute of Mental Health research fellowship and a clinical fellowship in neuropsychiatry. He also holds a master’s degree in clinical sciences from UT Southwestern.
What motivated you to get into medicine? 

"From as far back as I can remember, I always loved science and medicine. In early education, science was my favorite subject in school, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on any new science books or work on experiments in chemistry. In high school, while working as a nurses aid at our local hospital, I got to meet so many health care professionals and see them help patients and their families. I knew then that medicine was the field for me. As the first member of my family to go to college, I was fortunate to have incredible and supportive mentors who helped me along my educational and career journey to get to the place in my career where I am today."

What do you love about your job? 

"I feel like I grew up at UT Southwestern given that I started my Master’s program here in 1999 and that it has become my home. I am so fortunate that I get to work at an incredible academic medical center doing the things that I love to do, such as seeing patients, mentoring students, and conducting research investigations. Moreover, I get to work alongside and learn from brilliant colleagues across multiple disciplines in a thriving academic environment where there is always something new on the horizon!"
Interventional Psychiatry Residency Concentration
First-year psychiatry resident Donald Egan, M.D., and faculty member Joshua Hubregsen, M.D. (also chief resident alumnus), have created a new Interventional Psychiatry Concentration for the psychiatry residency training program.
They have clearly found an area of need and enthusiasm, as the new concentration has launched with five residents pioneering this new opportunity! 

This new concentration joins our existing and thriving concentrations in Global and Cultural Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Women’s Mental Health, Clinical Education, Mental Health Policy/Law, and Transitional Age Youth.  

Match Day 2022
Match Day went very well for Psychiatry at UT Southwestern on March 18!

We are pleased to welcome all our new residents, who will join us in July. The picture on the right is from the event (left to right: Alexander Cole, Henry Guajardo, Brittany Turner, Tuyet Tran, Kanwal Ahmed, Deena Habazi, Sarah Baker).

Below are the incoming General Residents and Specialty Residents. Click on the pictures or the button below to learn more about them.
Did You Know?
The Library provides academic poster consultations for UT Southwestern faculty, staff, and students. For more information, visit the Library's Poster and Presentation Support Guide and send your draft to Jane.Scott@utsouthwestern.edu.
Faculty Openings
We have many opportunities!
for current openings.
Welcome New Staff!
  • Ruth Garcia, Psychometrist II, Psychology
  • Melissa Gonzales, Health Education Coordinator, Mood Disorders
  • Alma Gonzalez, Training Coordinator, Mood Disorders
  • Aspen Madrid, Research Study Coordinator, Brown Lab
  • Ebele Mbanugo, Clinical Research Manager, Mood Disorders
  • Mary Murphy, Clinical Data Specialist, Mood Disorders
  • Cassidy Soto, Research Assistant I, Tamminga Lab
  • Joseph Terranova, Research Scientist, Kitamura Lab
All in the (UT Southwestern) Family
Jeethu Joseph (pictured below, bottom right) started in psychiatry in 2015 as an undergraduate intern, later hired as a clinical data specialist for the center for depression research and clinical care, where she continued until she started the clinical psychology Ph.D. program in 2018, from which she will graduate in August. Jeethu's mother, Lissamma John (pictured below, top left) began working at Parkland 1993-1994 as a PCA, then RN/BSN on the burn unit 1997-2021, and is now at the Moody Outpatient Clinic as a nurse navigator. Jeethu's father, Joseph Varghese (pictured below, top right) has worked at Clements since 2018 as a sterile processing technician. Older sister Neethu Joseph (pictured below, top middle) started at Clements in 2020 as a PA and now works on the internal medicine team. Younger sister Preethu Joseph (pictured below, bottom left) started at Clements in 2020 as a patient care tech and then rotated through Parkland for nursing school clinicals. She joined Parkland as a nurse resident in 2021 on the trauma and general surgery unit, where she currently works.
We are recruiting for a Marketing Specialist to develop and implement marketing strategies for our department, collaborating closely with the O’Donnell Brain Institute Marketing and psychiatry leadership teams.

Bass Decant Update
Bass ----------->
Parkland Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic ("POPC") is moving from the Bass Center to the Moody Building, located at 5151 Maple Ave
Parkland Moody Outpatient Center ("MOC")
Supporting Children’s Well-Being through Pandemic Recovery
As we transition to a recovery phase of the pandemic, supporting children’s physical and mental health presents a new challenge for parents.

In the April 1 episode of What To Know, James Norcross, M.D., provided practical advice on how to help kids of all ages adjust to a post-pandemic life.
Project ECHO will meet six times every other Monday, except for Tuesday 5/31, following Memorial Day, from 12:15 pm-1:15 pm, starting April 4 and concluding June 13. Each meeting offers a brief CME on a predetermined topic and then offers participants an opportunity to bring forth a patient or case for discussion. Participants are asked to commit to attend all sessions virtually. There will be another series hosted in the Fall, so stay tuned for information on the times and topics.
Upcoming Events
  • May 2: Management of chronic illness
  • May 16: Psychological vs. neuropsychological assessment: when to ask for what
  • May 31: Eating disorders
  • June 13: Suicide assessment and safety planning

Children's Mental Health Acceptance Week is May 1-7, shining a spotlight on the importance of caring for every child's mental health. Learn more at https://cmhaustin.weebly.com/.
Join Psychiatry Team Confabulous for NAMI Walk
Saturday, May 21, Rough Riders Stadium, Frisco, 8:30am-12:00pm
Hybrid Event - In Person and Virtual Options!
Volunteers Needed for Clerkship Simulation Activity
Help teach medical students in the simulation lab on select Tuesdays during clerkship didactics (2:00-4:30pm May 3 and June 14).
  • Being the voice of the manikin (robot patient)
  • Facilitating medical student interaction with the manikin and helping out when students get stuck on a step 
  • De-briefing with students after the activity  
UT-FOCUS Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists
The UT Southwestern Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (UT-FOCUS) program provides financial, career development, and wellness support to retain early career physician-scientists who need additional assistance due to caregiving responsibilities exacerbated by COVID-19. Five early career physician-researchers are the first awardees to receive support from the program. The next round of applications opens in June. To be eligible, program applicants must be physician-scientists with an M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent degree who are full-time Instructors, Assistant Professors, or Associate Professors at a rank of one year or less with at least 50% effort allocated to research with a high potential to improve human health.
Awards and Accomplishments
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
UT Southwestern Psychiatry was well represented at the recent annual meeting of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)!

  • Alex Rollo and Cassie Jones were psychiatry resident scholars.
  • Kayla Murphy, incoming med/psych resident, was a medical student scholar (and welcomed into our UTSW community).
  • Chad Lane co-chaired the AAGP Scholars Program, which had over 50 scholars, with pre and post surveys showing the scholars' interest in geriatric psychiatry doubled as a result of the program.
  • Michael Li, current geri-psych fellow and soon-to-be VA Silver Team attending, presented the poster "The Sound of Music: Short-Term Effects of Live Music Performance on the Cognitive and Emotional Statuses of Residential Patients with Major Neurocognitive Disorder."
  • Lessley Chiriboga, current geri-psych fellow and soon-to-be BL7 attending, supported the medical student and resident scholars.
  • Audrey Eichenberger, an AAGP Scholar in 2021, supported the current scholars and advised incoming resident Kayla Murphy.
  • Molly Camp served on the Nominating Committee and Teaching and Training Committee and had mentor meetings with her two assigned scholars.
Congratulations to Psychiatry/Internal Medicine Resident Emily May, M.D. (pictured on the left), and Associate Professor Molly Camp, M.D. (pictured on the right), on their induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society!
Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Afsoon Gazor received the 2022 Donald Routh Dissertation Grant from the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Division 53 of the American Psychological Association for her sleep intervention study in the Suicide Prevention and Resilience Program (SPARC) at Children's, under the mentorship of W. David Brown, Ph.D., and Sunita Stewart, Ph.D.
American Psychiatric Association (APA) /
APA Foundation (APAF) Fellowships
Maravet Baig-Ward, M.D., Ph.D. selected for 2022 APA/APAF Leadership Fellowship Program
Bobbie Banner, M.D., selected for 2022 APA/APAF Public Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Donald Egan, M.D., selected for 2022 APA/APAF Diversity Leadership Fellowship Program
Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Adriana Cabrales is 1 of 12 student senators recently appointed for the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) Texas Student Senate. During her 2-year term, she will represent all UT Southwestern psychology students and serve as leadership for all psychology graduate students in Texas.
Fourth-Year Psychiatry Resident Hunter Neely, M.D. (pictured on the right), and Assistant Professor Sarah Baker, M.D. (left in the picture), attended the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) conference in Greenwich, CT, April 7-9.

Dr. Neely is a current GAP fellow, serving on the Religion committee. Dr. Baker, a former GAP fellow, is a member of the Psychiatry and the Community Committee.
Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Gabrielle Agnew has been selected as 1 of 10 winners of this year’s Sallie Mae Fund Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students, a highly competitive, nationwide scholarship awarded to outstanding graduate students in a variety of disciplines, with an emphasis on students from minority and other historically underserved communities.
Upcoming Events
The Sports Neuropsychology Society is hosting its annual concussion conference at the Omni at the Star in Frisco April 21-23, with UT Southwestern as the title sponsor. For information visit http://www.sportsneuropsychologysociety.com/2022-symposium-information/
Join facilitated conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion to foster anti-racism, mutual growth, empowerment, respect, and empathy within the Department of Psychiatry.

Registration is requested for planning purposes. 

Next Session: 
Thursday, April 21, at 1:00 PM 

Upcoming Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Select Wednesdays at Noon via Zoom

  • April 20, Meitra Doty, M.D., Updates in Peripartum Psychiatry
  • April 27, Michael D. Rugg, Ph.D., Neural Selectivity and Neural Reinstatement Relationship and Relevance to Individual and Age Differences in Episodic Memory Ability
  • May 11, Paul J. Kenny, Ph.D., Habenular Mechanisms of Drug Addiction
  • May 18, Arthur Westover, M.D., Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Autism
Watch for Emails with Calendar Invites, CME Codes, and Zoom Links!
Upcoming Advances in Sub-Specialty Psychiatry
Tuesday, May 10, Noon via Zoom, Kenneth Dekleva, M.D., Leadership Analysis Update & Forensic Psychiatry. Calendar invite with online meeting link and CME code to come via email.
May 10 Ethics Grand Rounds
Ethical Quandaries of Direct-to-Consumer Technologies
Tuesday, May 10, at 12:00-1:00 PM (Central)
Karola V. Kreitmair, Ph.D., HEC-C, M.Sc.
Assistant Professor of Medical History and Bioethics at the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Conducted via Zoom -- please register to attend.
Upon registration, you will receive the Zoom event ID and link to join the webinar.
CME available!
Psychiatry Department Town Hall May 4, 12pm
Calendar invite with online connecting link to come via email - keep an eye out!

Email Robbin Peck with your topics and questions for the town hall or complete the Form with your input.
Doximity Residency Survey Opens April 28
The Doximity Residency Survey opens April 28. The residency has had another wonderful year with incredible residents and an outstanding program. This survey is the means used by US News and World Report to create its ranking of residency programs and has a huge impact on where medical students decide to apply. Last year our residency program ranked #16 nationally and #1 in the South. We need everyone’s vote so that our ranking remains aligned with our actual excellence. Board-Certified Psychiatrists: Watch your email for your opportunity to vote! 
Check out the Resident-run Instagram account @utswpsychresidency for images of resident life such as the above photo from Immature Defense's first soccer game!
Former Psychiatry Department Administrator, now OBI Associate Vice President, Vicki Dennis helped save the life of OBI Marketing Director Laurie Enright when Laurie suffered multiple brain aneurysms, and one that ruptured, during a Teams meeting with Vicki!
Monday, April 25, 2022 4pm to 5pm via Zoom
The iLab Operations Software User Group Conference is a unique opportunity for iLab/CORES software users and prospective users to network with each other and the Agilent iLab team. This 2-day virtual event includes informational presentations and discussions focused on new feature updates, best practices, and tips and tricks for iLab Operations Software.
The next meeting for OBI New Faculty (joining in 2019 – present) will be held in person on Thursday, April 28, 4-5pm, in ND14. This meeting will host Dr. Megan Marks, Assistant VP of Sponsored Projects, along with key leaders in her office. They plan to provide a brief presentation on “how grants work at UTSW,” with most of the time scheduled for questions. Submission processes, budgeting tips, cost transfers, key forms, website navigation, staff intros, and important policy updates will be part of the discussion. Snacks and drinks provided! Email Mary-Colette Lybrand to participate.
Register for the OBI Symposium at https://cme.utsouthwestern.edu/rp2205