Research

The Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth program fosters an interest in scholarly activity. And aims to develop research skills and widen knowledge base, in addition to meeting the goals of general psychiatry training.

The program’s expectation is that each resident will present one grand round, in addition to produce at least one scholarly activity, which could be in the form of poster, book chapter, oral presentation or published paper, by the time of graduation. These presentations occur at local (MetroHealth’s Annual Research symposium), regional (local and state psychiatric associations), and national (APA, AACAP, AAGP, APS) level. Residents have presented their work at all of these levels in recent years.

The program assists in providing faculty mentorship to all residents. The program also encourages scholarly activity by providing fixed yearly Conference funds, funding for poster production cost, and additional time for conference and meeting attendance.

Additionally, the program appoints Quality and Wellbeing Chief. The role of this Chief position, in addition to wellbeing activities, is to ensure at least one quality improvement project that produces better patient care and more efficient operations within the program. This project is required to have participation of all residents. 

The Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth program fosters an interest in scholarly activity. We aim to develop research skills and expand the knowledge base of our residents, in addition to meeting the goals of general psychiatry training.

By the time of graduation, it is expected that each resident will give one grand rounds presentation, in addition to completing at least one scholarly activity, which could be in the form of a poster, book chapter, oral presentation or published paper. These presentations occur at local (MetroHealth’s Annual Research symposium), regional (local and state psychiatric associations), and national (APA, AACAP, AAGP, APS) levels. Residents have presented their work at of the aforementioned levels in recent years.

The program assists in providing faculty mentorship to all residents. The program also encourages scholarly activity by providing fixed yearly Conference funds, funding for poster production cost, and additional time for conference and meeting attendance.

Additionally, the program appoints a Quality Improvement and Wellbeing Chief. The role of this position, in addition to wellbeing activities, is to ensure at least one quality improvement project that produces better patient care and more efficient operations within the program. This project requires the participation of all residents. 

Related Information

Balaram K, Marwaha R, Kaelber DC. The effects of substance use on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection risks and outcomes. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2021 Jul 1;34(4):386-392. doi: 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000711. PMID: 34001701; PMCID: PMC8183241.

Balaram K, Marwaha R. Postpartum Blues. 2022 Jun 7. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan–. PMID: 32119433.

Balaram K, Marwaha R. Circumstantiality. 2021 Oct 22. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan–. PMID: 30422540.

Balaram K, Marwaha R. Agoraphobia. 2022 Jun 7. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan–. PMID: 32119274.

Thakur T, Gupta V. Auditory Hallucinations. 2022 May 2. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan–. PMID: 32491565.

Melhem NM, Zhong Y, Miller JM, Zanderigo F, Ogden RT, Sublette ME, Newell M, Burke A, Keilp JG, Lesanpezeshki M, Bartlett E, Brent DA, Mann JJ. Brain 5-HT1A Receptor PET Binding, Cortisol Responses to Stress, and the Familial Transmission of Suicidal Behavior. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2022 Jan 12;25(1):36-45. doi: 10.1093/ijnp/pyab060. PMID: 34555145; PMCID: PMC8756092.

Bartlett E, Lesanpezeshki M, Anishchenko S, Ogden RT, Mann J, Beylin D, Miller JJ, Zanderigo F. P329. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging With the Portable Brain-Dedicated CerePET Scanner: Validation of Regional- And Voxel-Wise Quantification Relative to a Stationary Scanner. Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 91, Issue 9, PP. S220. 2022, May. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2022.02.565

Pantazatos SP, Melhem NM, Brent DA, Zanderigo F, Bartlett EA, Lesanpezeshki M, Burke A, Miller JM, Mann JJ. Ventral prefrontal serotonin 1A receptor binding: a neural marker of vulnerability for mood disorder and suicidal behavior? Mol Psychiatry. 2022 Jun 27. doi: 10.1038/s41380-022-01671-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35760877.

Research Presentations

Marwaha R, Gogineni RR, Mian A, Mehta R, Puri R, Yoon B. Culturally Sensitive Interventions with Children of Immigrants and their Families via Telehealth and In-Person Family and Individual Therapies. Platform presentation at AACAP Annual Conference, October 2021.

Yoon BY, Narang I, Mehta R, Marwaha R. A Systemic Review of 1H-MRS Studies Investigating Brain Glutamate Level on High-Risk Adolescents for Psychosis, Poster presentation at: AACAP Annual Conference 2022.

Richards S, Edwards M, Garg G, Haxhiu-Erhardt L. Case Report of Levetiracetam-Induced Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. [Abstract]. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, 2022.

Richards S, Narang I, Marwaha R, Mehta R, Yam B, Yoon B. Keeping the Village Well. [Abstract]. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, 2022.

Bartlett E, Lesanpezeshki M, Anishchenko S, Ogden R, Mann J, Beylin D, Miller JM, Zanderigo F. Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with the portable brain-dedicated CerePET scanner: validation of regional- and voxel-wise quantification relative to a stationary scanner. Poster presented at: the Society of Biological Psychiatry's 2022 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. April 2022. 

Lesanpezeshki M, Gonsalves R, Kowalski K, DeOreo E. New onset panic disorder following an infection with COVID-19. Poster presented at: American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. May 2022. 

Balaram K, Escobar R, Lesanpezeshki M, Saltstone B, Khurana S. Suvorexant for the Prevention of Delirium: A Systematic Review. Poster presented at: American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. May 2022.

Narang I, Singh G, Marwaha R. Viloxazine as an ADHD Treatment: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Poster presentation at: American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. May 2022.

Wellness

The Metrohealth Psychiatry program has dedicated residents and faculty, who help arrange wellness events. The reasons we take wellness so seriously are:

  1. We understand residency can be a challenging period and residents and physicians can be at high risk of burnout.
  2. We support resident’s physical, mental and emotional health.
  3. We believe in our residents developing good habits for their future endeavors.

Social Activities

Every year two to three residents are assigned to be social coordinators. These residents organize monthly activities such as kayaking, picnics, happy hours, brunch parties and many more.

During COVID, virtual parties and Jackbox parties were organized with residents and faculty and, not, surprisingly the faculty won the games!  We are looking forward to more social hangouts this year.

New Resident Welcome Event

As part of the orientation activities, we send our residents on a scavenger hunt to help them learn to navigate their new surroundings. This year our program coordinator hosted a welcome party at her home for all the residents (new and current), faculty members and their families.

Residents posing in group piecture

Resident Retreat

At the end of each academic year, there is a residency retreat. The entire day is  dedicated to information, education, camaraderie, relaxation and fun! During the retreat, the residents also provide feedback on faculty and evaluate the various psychiatric services. Our retreat last year ended with some fun playing Whirlyball!

Residents posing in group picture

Faculty Retreat and Events

Holiday parties are typically hosted by faculty members at their homes. Parties typically include dinner and dancing. The Psychiatry faculty members also have their own retreat at the end of each academic year.

Faculty mentors

Each resident has the choice of choosing or being assigned a faculty as their mentor throughout the year.

HOA Membership Events

The House Officers Association (HOA) is open for all MetroHealth residents to join. It is operated with the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME). HOA has organized various events, such as axe throwing, raffle drawings, bake-offs Halloween parties, Topgolf and apple picking.

Social Media

We are proud to have an Instagram page that we update as often as possible. Come visit us @mhpsychiatry