Calendar of Event
 Event Title: Clinical Grand Rounds - MacKinnon Grand Rounds
 Date: 4/16/2010      Time: 11:00am -- 12:30pm
Place: NYS Psychiatric Institute - 1051 Riverside Drive - 1st Floor Auditorium - NY, NY 10032

Speaker: Catherine Roberts, MD
Chief Resident, Columbia University

Salman Akhtar, MD
Director, Adult Outpatient Services
Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia

We Request That Only Professional Staff Attend


Catherine Roberts is currently in her final year of residency at Columbia Presbyterian/New York State Psychiatric Institute and is a Chief Resident. She is from Chicago, IL and attended University of Chicago for her undergraduate degree where she majored in Classical Languages and Literature. At University of Chicago, she was elected to the Maroon Key Society, an honor society for student leaders who served in advisory capacity to the dean.

She continued at University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine for her medical degree and was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Here at PI, during residency, Catherine has become interested in treating student populations after doing a year long rotation at Columbia's student mental health center. On graduation Catherine will be leaving for Yale where she will do a fellowship in student mental health and college counseling.

Dr. Salman Akhtar, born in India, completed his medical and psychiatric education there. In 1973, he left for the US and trained in psychoanalysis at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine. Currently, he is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.

Dr. Akhtar has delivered many prestigious addresses and lectures including a Plenary Address at the 2nd International Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders in Oslo, Norway (1991), an Invited Plenary Paper at the 2nd International Margaret S. Mahler Symposium in Cologne, Germany (1993), an Invited Keynote Address at the Annual Meetings of the Division 39 of the American Psychological Association (1994), the Plenary Address at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Association (2002), a Keynote Address at the 43rd IPA Congress in Rio de Janiero, Brazil (2005), and the Plenary Address at the 150th Freud Birthday Celebration sponsored by the Dutch Psychoanalytic Society and the Embassy of Austria in Leiden, Holland (2006).

Dr. Akhtar is the recipient of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association's Best Paper of the Year Award (1995), the Margaret Mahler Literature Prize (1996), the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physiciansí Sigmund Freud Award (2000), the American Psychoanalytic Associationís Edith Sabshin Award (2000), Columbia Universityís Robert Liebert Award for Distinguished Contributions to Applied Psychoanalysis (2004), the American Psychiatric Associationís Kun Po Soo Award (2004) and Irma Bland Award for being the Outstanding Teacher of Psychiatric Residents in the country (2005).

Dr. Akhtar is highly sought public speaker. His interests are wide and he has served as the Film Review Editor for the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, and is currently serving as the Book Review Editor for the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies. His more than 300 publications include 10 books as well as 30 edited or co-edited volumes in psychiatry and psychoanalysis. He currently serves as a Scholar-in-Residence at the Inter-Act Theatre Company in Philadelphia.