The departments of neurology and psychiatry will host separate Grand Rounds sessions from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in two locations.
The neurology session, "Performance Improvement in the Hospital," will be presented by Becky Haden, infection preventionist at Saint Louis University Hospital since 2006, in Lecture Hall 1 of Schwitalla Hall.
Haden received her bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science from Maryville University and had six years of clinical microbiology experience before transitioning to infection control and prevention. She is certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology in medical technology (otherwise known as clinical laboratory science) and is board certified in infection prevention and control.
The psychiatry session will be held in a new location this week, Auditorium B in the the SLU Learning Resources Center. The program, "The Role of Psychiatric Assessment in the Evaluation of Decision Making Capacity," will be given by Daniel Haupt, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine.
Haupt, associate professor of psychiatry, earned his bachelor's degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland in 1991 and his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1997. During his residency at Washington University, Haupt was honored with the Eli Robins Award for excellence in clinical psychiatry, teaching and research.
Haupt then joined the faculty at Washington University and received a National Institutes of Health career development award for his clinical research on adverse metabolic consequences of psychotropic medications. During that time, his ongoing love of medical education led him to pursue a larger role in clinical training and teaching. Since then, he has twice won the department of psychiatry's faculty excellence in teaching award from the psychiatry residents, along with the resident mentoring award.
He was recently awarded a 2011 Distinguished Faculty Award from Washington University, related to his efforts in house staff teaching, and was selected by the Washington University School of Medicine Class of 2014 to receive a Distinguished Service Teaching Award (Practice of Medicine Small-Group Leader of the Year).
Due to his many roles - directing two busy hospital consult services, teaching and patient care at BJC Behavioral Health's downtown clinic and the Wohl Clinic, Haupt helps train three-quarters of the nearly 40 psychiatry residents at any given time. He also plays an increasing role in the education of medical and surgical residents, both with scheduled lectures and informal didactic sessions as he helps residents manage complex medical, surgical, and psychiatric comorbidities on the consult service.