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Outreach Partnership Program 2012 Annual Meeting: Agenda

March 19 - March 22, 2012
Denver, Colorado

MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012

Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Dinner

  • Gemma Weiblinger, M.A., Director, Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison (OCRPL), NIMH
  • Diana Morales, M.P.H., Director, Outreach Partnership Program (OPP), OCRPL, NIMH
  • Doug Linkhart, Manager, Denver Department of Environmental Health, and member, Board of Directors, Mental Health Center of Denver
  • Matthew Vogl, M.P.H., Community Programs Manager, University of Colorado Depression Center

Keynote Address: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going

  • Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, Department of Psychology, University of Washington


Plenary: Bringing Families into the Treatment of Mental Disorders

  • Changing the Paradigm of Eating Disorder Treatment in Youth: Harnessing the Power of Parents for Health
    James Lock, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Family Interventions for Persons with Bipolar Disorder
    David Miklowitz, Ph.D., Director, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program, and Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Semel Institute, University of California, Los Angeles

Plenary: Family Peer-to-Peer Support: State of the Evidence

  • Mary Cavaleri, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work in Psychiatry, Columbia University, Research Scientist II, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Partner Roundtables - Family Engagement and Support


  • Lisa Clements, Ph.D., Commissioner, Behavioral Health and Director, Office of Behavioral Health, Colorado Department of Human Services

Plenary: Mental Health Disparities: A Global Perspective

  • Pamela Collins, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Office of Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health, NIMH

Partner Roundtables – Addressing Disparities

Plenary: Cultivating Meaningful Research Collaborations

  • Diana Morales, M.P.H., Director, OPP, OCRPL, NIMH
  • Jonathan Delman, J.D., M.P.H., Principal, Reservoir Consulting Group, and Associate Director, Participatory Action Research, Transitions Research and Training Center, Center for Mental Health Services Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School


  • Kari Gorkos, Director of Community Outreach, Mental Health Association of Maryland
  • Timothy O’Leary, J.D., Deputy Director, Massachusetts Association for Mental Health


Plenary: National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

  • Making Progress in Suicide Research
    Jane Pearson, Ph.D., Chair, Suicide Research Consortium, NIMH
  • National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: Impact at the Community Level
    Kenneth Norton, L.I.C.S.W., A.C.S.W., Executive Director, NAMI New Hampshire


Plenary: Suicide Prevention and Response Across the Lifespan

  • Using Peer Leaders to Change Social Norms: Impact for Suicide and Bully Prevention
    Mark LoMurray, Founder and Executive Director, Sources of Strength, Inc.
  • Conducting Postvention in Idaho Schools
    Ann Kirkwood, M.A., Senior Research Associate, Idaho State University, Institute of Rural Health
  • Suicide Prevention with Older Adults
    Gregory Brown, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
  • Implementing Suicide Prevention Efforts for Older Adults
    Heidi Bryan, Project Coordinator, Pennsylvania Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition

Plenary: Building Resilience Following Traumatic Experiences

  • Preventing Violence and Abuse in Military Veterans
    Casey Taft, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
  • GRADY NIA PROJECT: Assessing and Treating Abused, Suicidal, Low-Income, African American Women
    Nadine Kaslow, Ph.D., Professor, Vice Chair, and Chief Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine

Plenary: Predicting Risk and Intervening in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

  • Genetics and Neurobiology of PTSD
    Kerry Ressler, M.D., Ph.D., Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
  • The Convergence of PTSD and TBI: Impact on Suicide Risk
    Nazanin Bahraini, Ph.D., Clinical/Research Psychologist, Veterans Administration VISN 19 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center, Denver, CO and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado

Partner Sharing Session


Plenary: Update from NIMH

  • Philip Wang, M.D., Dr. P.H., Deputy Director, NIMH

Plenary: NIMH Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications

  • Stefano Bertuzzi, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director, Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications (OSPPC), NIMH
  • Karin Lee, Writer-Editor, Science Writing, Press and Dissemination Branch, OSPPC, NIMH

Meeting Adjourned