School of Medicine

General Psychiatry Residency

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Paul J. Carlson, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Training Director, General Psychiatry Residency Program

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Research Opportunities

Beginning in the second year of training, residents attend conferences that provide an introduction to research principles and statistical techniques. Residents will learn about the use of standardized rating scales, basic research statistics, and the workings of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), as well as how to submit a research proposal. Residents often begin research projects in their second year and have a dedicated month in this year to begin their studies.

In addition to having project-based mentors, our program has a dedicated resident research mentor, Dr. Paul Carlson, who oversees residents’ progress in their research. We are developing an interactive website to allow ongoing contact between residents and research faculty in our department. In this way, residents can request help with research design and statistical questions at any time and receive timely answers.

Resident Accomplishments & Publications 2013-2016

Stamatios Dentino

  • APA Member in Training Regional representative
  • Resident Interdisciplinary Committee Representative
  • Department of Psychiatry Residency Award for Excellence in Clinical Care 2013-2014

Toni Hesse

  • Principle investigator: “Mindfulness Group Therapy for Treatment of Headaches in Adolescents”

Jessica Howsley

  • Department of Psychiatry Residency Award for Excellence in Teaching 2013-2014
  • Howsley, J and Lines, R. “Atypical Antipsychotic Monitoring in an Outpatient Resident Clinic” submitted to Academic Psychiatry

Josh Jabez

  • UPA Member in Training Local representative
  • Co-Chief Resident 2013-2014
  • Department of Psychiatry Residency Award for Excellence in Leadership 2013-2014
  • Jabez, J. “Measurement Based Care in the Resident Continuity Clinic” submitted to Academic Psychiatry

Farzad Kamyar

  • HBIPS 7: Med Reconciliation and Indications: PGY 2 QI Project
  • Resident EPIC Go live specialist

Brent Kious

  • Kious BM Brain Rays, advertising, and fancy suits: the ethics of mind control. Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics 2014. 2(1), 191-210.
  • Kious BM.  Autonomy and values: why the conventional theory of autonomy is not value neutral.  Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology.  In Press.
  • Lewis BR and Kious BM. The Organic-Functional Distinction. Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology. In press.
  • “What’s blame got to do with it?”  Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry, Annual Meeting.  Oral Presentation.  San Francisco, CA.  May 19, 2013.
  • “Liberalism and value neutrality” Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress VI Poster Presentation. University of Colorado at Boulder. Aug 12, 2013
  • “Brain Rays, lying, and fancy suits”. Center for Cognition and Neuroethics, Annual Meeting. Oral Presentation. Flint, MI October 8, 2013
  • Principle Investigator: Sertraline for the Prevention of PTSD in Burn Victims
  • Principle Investigator: Anxiolytic Use During Acute Psychiatric Hospitalization and Long Term

Outcomes

  • Facilitated development of new rotation at 4th street clinic, new rotation in mental health primary care at the VA (with Gavin West), and new rotation at the Salt Lake County Jail (with David Moulton)
  • Department of Psychiatry Residency Award for Excellence in Research 2013
  • Co- chief resident 2014-2015
  • Laughlin Fellowship Recipient 2015-2016

Shawn Kohler

  • Resident Interdisciplinary Committee Representative
  • HBIPS 7: Med Reconciliation and Indications: PGY 2 QI Project

Robin Lines

  • Co-Chief Resident 2013-2014
  • Psychiatry Residency Award for Excellence in Leadership 2013-2014
  • Howsley, J and Lines, R. “Atypical Antipsychotic Monitoring in an Outpatient Resident Clinic” submitted to Academic Psychiatry

Heidee Lund

  •  “Narratives in Psychiatry”: Senior Project

Emily McMillan

  • Improving Safety for Surgical Patients on Medical/Surgical Floors: PGY-2 QI Project

John Mahan

  • Facilitated development of new rotation at MCOT/Wellness Recovery Clinic
  • Assistant Chief Resident  2013-2014

Anthony Petersen

  • HBIPS 7: Med Reconciliation and Indications: PGY 2 QI Project
  • Co-Chief Resident 2015-2016

Darrell Roberge

  • HBIPS 7: Med Reconciliation and Indications: PGY 2 QI Project

Daniela Solzbacher

  • PRITE score at 99th percentile for PGY1 residents 2013
  • Improving Safety for Surgical Patients on Medical/Surgical Floors: PGY-2 QI Project
  • Co-Chief Resident 2015-2016
  • Department of Psychiatry Residency Award for Clinical Excellence 2015

Jacob Stephenson

  • Improving Safety for Surgical Patients on Medical/Surgical Floors: PGY-2 QI Project

Melek Weischedel

  • Co-investigator with Dr. Paul Carlson "In vivo Creatine Kinase Activity as a Potential Biomarker in Alzheimer’s Disease".
  • Co-investigator with Dr. Phil Wilson "Relationship between Mental Health and Pollution"

Jennifer Wlodarski

  • Co-Chief Resident Elect

Rong Xiao

  • 2nd place in U.S Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress Emerging Clinician Abstract Competition for “Testing Biopsychosocial Models Integrating Electrodermal Activity, Neurocognition, and Social Cognition to Predict the Functional Outcomes Among People with Schizophrenia Over 12 Months”
  • U of U Bench to Bedside Program: Award to develop prototype of an interactive computer program integrating basic psychotherapy skills
  • Department of Psychiatry Residency Award for Excellence in Research 2013-2014