MUSC Psychiatry Chair Update | January 13, 2022
January 13, 2022
MUSC Psychiatry Chair Update
 
Thomas W. Uhde, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Institute of Psychiatry
ONGOING STUDIES & PUBLICATIONS
Research in the Department
 
Ranked 11th in the nation among departments of psychiatry in total research funding from the National Institutes of Health, MUSC Psychiatry is the single largest research department in the College of Medicine.
IN THE NEWS
The January 2022 edition of the Autism News NetWORK's newsletter is hot off the press!
The Autism News NetWORK (ANN) is a media corporation under the direction of McLeod Frampton Gwynette, Jr., M.D. The corporation serves as a social skills and vocational training opportunity for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through the production of video content, podcasts, broadcast and internet radio, newsletters and live events aimed at a mass audience. All Autism News NetWORK material is written, produced, and directed by adults with ASD The program is designed to provide adults with ASD an opportunity to learn these skills and empower them to work in a meaningful career. 
KUDOS & WINS
Dr. Alyssa Rheingold was recently interviewed for an NPR piece highlighting MUSC. Dr. Rheingold is featured around the 7-minute mark of the audio version for "Intimate Portraits of a COVID Unit from a Photojournalist-turned-Nurse."
Dr. Eva Serber's excellent MUSC Public Radio interview on Exercise to Improve Mood will be broadcast statewide on SC Public Radio this week. You can catch her segment today at 4:44 pm during the All Things Considered broadcast.
 
The interview will also be available 24/7 as a podcast on the SC Public Radio website.
Dr. Melissa Milanak was recently interviewed for FOX 24 News Now. Her segment on self-improvement through improved sleep habits can be viewed here.
EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION PROGRAM
Do you know an employee who has gone the extra mile recently? Nominate them for the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences' MVP Award! This award will be given quarterly to an employee nominated by their peers for going above and beyond in the workplace. For more information or to nominate an employee, please visit our Employee Recognition Page on the Horseshoe.
NATIONAL STATE OF EMERGENCY IN CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) have joined together to declare a National State of Emergency in Children’s Mental Health

To learn more about the worsening crisis in child and adolescent mental health, please refer to the declaration published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
2021-2022 GRAND ROUND SERIES
DART SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM

We are accepting applications for the 2022 NIH-sponsored Diversity in Addiction Research Training (DART) Summer Research Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

 

This a 10-week, full-time research training opportunity open to medical, graduate, and undergraduate students. DART scholars are matched with a research faculty mentor who will guide them on a research project. Students will present at the Annual DART Summer Research Day and awarded a stipend. The program can be completed remotely, hybrid (combination of remote and in-person) or in-person in Charleston, SC.  

 

Apply by February 1, 2022.

 

For more information, visit our website.

To apply, click here.

For questions, contact Ms. Emily Bristol.

FALL SOCIAL WORK CONFERENCE
MEDICAL CANNABIS CONFERENCE
PARENT-CHILD INTERACTION THERAPY RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
HOLLINGS CANCER CENTER
T32 ITOS FELLOWS APPLICATION
STAR CHILDREN'S DAY TREATMENT PROGRAM
AAMC VIRTUAL SEMINAR
SOUTH CAROLINA
PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
2022 VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING
 
SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK
2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Child & Adolescent Division

 

Open Rank/Faculty (UNIV, Full-Time): This candidate will primarily provide inpatient services to children and adolescents (6-12yo) in the Institute of Psychiatry. They will be responsible for the care of patients and the supervision of medical students, residents, and Child Fellows for one of our interdisciplinary care teams. This candidate will also have a small portion of their effort dedicated to another service that may consist of telemedicine, outpatient care, and/or residential care depending on candidates preferences and effort availability.

 

Open Rank/Faculty (UNIV, Full-Time): This candidate will work as a consultant and liaison for the Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital + Pearl Tourville Women’s Health Pavilion providing psychiatric consultation and care to patients in inpatient and urgent care in that facility. This candidate will also supervise and provide education to C&A Fellows and other APPs who help staff this service. This candidate will also provide supervision for general residents and fellows in the Child and Adolescent Outpatient MUSC ED Walk in Clinic, helping to establish care for families who were recently seen in the MUSC Pediatric Emergency Room.

 

Assistant Professor (UNIV, Full-Time): The Medical University of South Carolina's (MUSC) Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for clinician-educator faculty positions in downtown Charleston, SC. According to the candidate’s preferences they may be involved with clinical services across a variety of clinical settings including outpatient, day treatment, inpatient and residential programs. Direct patient encounters and tele-psychiatry services may also be included. Desire to work with medical students, residents, and child fellows preferred.

LIFUP GAD STUDY

The purpose of this research is to test out a new way of treating generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) with low intensity focused ultrasound pulsation (LIFUP). If the subject agrees to participate in the research study, the participation will last approximately 10.5 hours over seven (7) days. The visits are as follows: 1- consent and MRI, 2- and 3- focused ultrasound will be delivered outside of the MRI environment, 4- MRI plus focused ultrasound, 5- assessments 1 week post focused ultrasound, and 6- one month follow-up assessments. Research studies are voluntary and include only people who agree to take part.

SELF CARE SUPPORT SESSIONS
SMOKING CESSATION
COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRIC
CARE SPECIALISTS (CPCS)
The CPCS office is currently taking referrals for youth and adults for outpatient therapy and/or medication management.

The CPCS office is located at 26 Bee Street and is seeing patients either virtually or in the office. All patients are self-pay at the time of the appointment and will be provided with the necessary paperwork to submit for reimbursement from their insurance companies. All department of psychiatry faculty members are eligible to see private patients in CPCS.

 

To make a referral or schedule an appointment, call 843-792-9396.

 

For more information about making a referral or joining the practice, feel free to contact Hilary Bernstein, LISW, DHA at bernsteh@musc.edu

 

Check out our website: Psychiatriccarespecialists.com

Like our Facebook page: Comprehensive Psychiatric Care Specialists

FENTANYL URINE TEST
CLINICAL NEUROBIOLOGY LAB

FENTANYL URINE TEST NOW OFFERED BY

THE CLINICAL NEUROBIOLOGY LAB (CNL)

 

The use of the powerful opiate drug, FENTANYL is on the rise, accounting for a large share of overdose deaths in SC, and the greater US.

 

Previously, urine drug testing at MUSC could not detect Fentanyl use. The Clinical Neurobiology Laboratory has recently completed an extensive validation of a qualitative (positive vs negative) urine test for the presence of Fentanyl which can be used to distinguish this drug from other commonly used/abused opiates such as oxycodone, buprenorphine and morphine. This test should aid clinicians in the evaluation of patients in multiple clinical settings, especially when illicit drug use is suspected.

 

Simply order: “Fentanyl, Urine, Qual (IOP LAB)” or “LAB9066”

COVID-19 RESOURCES
Individuals needing to contact the MUSC COVID Vaccine Call Center can utilize the information below:
The COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force will be posting updates on the COVID-19 Vaccine intranet site, including information about the vaccine safety and efficacy, so our care team members can make an informed decision.
 

**Updated University Directives can be found here.** 

LAB & TESTING OPTIONS

 

The following resource provides MUSC Health lab and testing options pertaining to COVID-19. Included on this page is information regarding drive-thru and “pop-up” mobile COVID testing locations, antibody or serology tests, drive-in lab and nurse visits, and original/classic lab testing.

 

MUSC Health Lab & Testing Options

MANDATORY SELF-MONITORING

 

Due to the activity of COVID-19 within the hospital and community, all employees, residents, fellows and students within all MUSC entities are directed to begin daily self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms. This applies regardless of whether you have been working remotely on a full-time or intermittent basis. You need to continue daily self-monitoring, even if symptoms are not present.

 

UPDATES VIA THE HORSESHOE

 

In addition to updates provided by MUSC Enterprise, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will also provide updates through our employee intranet, The Horseshoe. Updates will be provided regularly as new information becomes available. For your convenience, direct links are provided below.

MUSC RESILIENCY PROGRAM
NAMI CONNECTION & NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT
UPDATED MOONLIGHTING POLICY
MUSC WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
SUBMITTING CONTENT
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