The department of neurology and psychiatry will host grand rounds in two different locations from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6.
The neurology division lecture will be held at Schwitalla Hall, lecture hall 1. The entrance is through the Learning Resource Center, 3544 Caroline Mall.
Robert A. Nicholson, Ph.D. will present the neurology division lecture, "Behavioral and Non-Pharmacological Management of Headache."
Nicholson, associate professor, obtained his bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University and earned his doctorate in clinical psychology, specializing in behavioral medicine, at Virginia Commonwealth University, including training at the Medical College of Virginia.
He completed a pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral research fellowship in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University Medical School.
In 2008, Nicholson joined the faculty in the department of neurology and psychiatry at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the School of Public Health.
Nicholson's primary focus is the area of migraine headache management and prevention. His main research focuses on ways to improve ongoing migraine care by combining behavioral principles and advanced communication technologies.
He is focused on creating maximally effective patient communication strategies for the prevention and management of migraine, evaluating the influence of cognitive and affective factors in managing migraines (especially as it relates to adherence and headache-related disability), and improving headache-related disability metrics.
He also is an active collaborator with Mercy Health Research and the Ryan Headache Center in St. Louis. He works with the research team to develop, implement, analyze, and publish investigator-initiated research in the prevention and acute management of headaches.
He has received multiple grants from the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, the National Cancer Institute, the National Headache Foundation, Saint Louis University and the private sector to support his research.
He has also received multiple awards throughout his career from local and national organizations. Nicholson has published extensively and has made more than 60 research presentations at scientific and professional conferences.
The psychiatry division program will be in the Learning Resource Center (LRC), 3544 Caroline Mall, Pitlyk Auditorium C.
The speaker is J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D., who will present "Stalking: The State of the Science."
Reid Meloy is a diplomate in forensic psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and consults on criminal and civil cases throughout the U.S. and Europe.
He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at UC San Diego, School of Medicine, an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law and a faculty member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute.
He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is past president of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He has received numerous awards from various professional organizations and is president of Forensis, Inc., a nonprofit, public benefit corporation devoted to forensic psychiatric and psychological research.
Meloy has authored or co-authored several hundred papers published in peer-reviewed psychiatric and psychological journals, and has authored, co-authored or edited ten books.
His first book, The Psychopathic Mind, was an integration of the biological and psychodynamic understanding of psychopathy.
His most recent edited book, Stalking, Threatening and Attacking Public Figures, has received wide acclaim, and led to a commissioned study for the National Academy of Sciences on threats toward public figures.
Stephen White and he created the WAVR-21 (Specialized Training Services, 2008), the first scientifically based structured professional judgment instrument for workplace violence assessment.
Meloy is also a consultant to the counterintelligence division of the FBI and intermittently teaches at the Behavioral Analysis Units in Quantico. He is a member of the Fixated Research Group for the United Kingdom's Home Office concerning threats to the Royal Family and British political figures and also teaches for the Netherlands National Police.
He has been a technical consultant to the television program CSI since its inception in 2001.