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Research and Accomplishments

Our faculty and individuals are recognized nationally and internationally for their research and scholarship as leaders in their field. Residents are strongly encouraged to avail themselves of the many opportunities to work with established faculty investigators. Through elective time, residents are provided with excellent “hands-on” experience in experimental design, data collection, analysis, critical thinking and writing. Our residents are required to complete an academic project mentored by faculty during their residency.

Research Opportunities

Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR)

Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR)

The Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR), an NIMH-funded center directed by Dr. Jeffrey Kelly, concentrates on the study of individuals belonging to groups at high risk for HIV infection (e.g., gay men, IV drug users, chronic mentally ill) and the development of behavioral interventions to decrease this behavior. Presently, CAIR consists of more than 30 full-time faculty and staff and has an annual budget of more than $8 million. MCW is the world leader in the field of behavioral intervention research to prevent the spread of HIV infection.

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The Periscope Project

The Periscope Project

The Periscope Project was created to fill the critical gap between statewide depression screenings initiatives and lack of perinatal psychiatric treatment services in Wisconsin. Health care providers often discontinue or delay initiation of antidepressant medication when pregnancy or breastfeeding is identified due to fears about medication safety. By offering resources to assist health care providers in treating their pregnant and postpartum patients, The Periscope Project reduces health disparities and increases healthy birth outcomes.

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Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP)

Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP)

The Child Psychiatry Consultation Program started in 2012 with the generous philanthropic support though the Charles E. Kubly Foundation. The goal of the CPCP is to improve mental health care for children in state of Wisconsin. Child Psychiatrists work with primary care physicians to treat mental health care needs sooner, in patients’ medical homes, and support them through education and consultation. Due to the success of the pilot program, the State of Wisconsin passed legislation to fund additional expansion for coverage of the rural Northern Region of the state.
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Recent Housestaff Accomplishments

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Quality Improvement Projects

Matzke M, Rion E, Markman Z, “Addressing Delays in Lab Follow Up at the VA Medical Center Outpatient Psychiatry Rotation: A Quality Improvement Project.” Poster Presentation, MCW Psychiatry Resident Business Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 6/2020

Giuca AM, Hatfield Kresch M, Schenheit K, Warner I, “Impact of COVID-19 and Telehealth on No Show Rate in a Psychotherapy Clinic.” Poster Presentation, MCW Psychiatry Resident Business Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 6/2020

Community Projects

Continued Psychiatric Free Clinic, led by Claire Drom, MD. Worked with MCW’s Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured to provide psychiatric services monthly

Development of Wellness Retreat with volunteering throughout the Milwaukee Community – Amanda Liewen MD

Assistant Basketball Coach, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School – Bradley Zastrow MD

F&MCW Freudian Slippers – raised over $1200 for NAMI Greater Milwaukee

Teaching Projects

Neuroscience PRITE Review, MCW Psychiatry Resident Didactics, 9/2019 – Amanda Liewen, MD

PRITE Review, MCW Psychiatry Resident Didactics, 9/2019 – Devin Dunatov, MD

PRITE Review, MCW Psychiatry Resident Didactics, 9/2019 – Anna Hackenmiller, MD

PRITE Review, MCW Psychiatry Resident Didactics, 9/2019 – Claire Drom, MD

M4 Capstone Psychiatry Course (“psychiatry boot camp”), 5/2019 – Devin Dunatov, MD, Anna Hackenmiller, MD

Psychiatry Intern Boot Camp, MCW Psychiatry Residency, Milwaukee, WI, 6/2019 - Devin Dunatov, MD, Anna Hackenmiller, MD

Chapter 51, MCW Psychiatry PGY 1 Resident Didactics, 8/2019 – Claire Drom, MD

Building Collaborative Care Clinical Skills, MCW Psychiatry Resident Didactics, 1/2020 – Amanda Liewen, MD, Deepa Pawar, MD

Emergency Medicine Resident Wellness Group (quarterly) - Devin Dunatov, MD, Reena Kumar, MD (CAP), Erika Steinbrenner, MD

CSM Family Medicine Wellness Group (quarterly)– Anne Marie Giuca, MD, Hannah Schroeder, DO

Ophthalmology Resident Wellbeing Project (monthly) – Morgan Matzke, MD, Dave Cipriano PhD

REACH Out Facilitator, Wellness Curriculum with Medical Students – Hannah Schroeder, DO, Kayla Schenheit, MD, Emily Rion, MD, David Cipriano, PhD, Sarah Slocum, MD

Ongoing Resident-Involved Research

Human Trafficking Focus Groups and Assessment – Amanda Liewen, MD

Lithium Monitoring and Outcomes in the Perioperative Period – Claire Drom, MD, Wainaina Njeri, MD, Peter DeVries, MD, Ana Navarro-Montoya, MD

ß-adrenergic signaling, Rap1 expression, and prenylation during hematopoietic cell transplantation: a randomized controlled trial of propranolol – Alex Johnson, MD, Jennifer Knight, MD

Psychiatric Comorbidities in Cardiac Transplant Patients: The Impact on Medical Outcomes and Health Care Utilization – Peter Devries, MD

Oral Presentations

Ilic T, “Talking Mental Health with your LGBT Patients”, MCW Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 5/2019

Liewen A, Rabbitt A, Lewis T, “Human Trafficking and Psychiatry: The Role of Mental Health Providers”, MCW Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Grand Rounds, 1/2020

Dunatov D, “Obsessed to Death? The Compulsive case of MG.” Resident Case Vignette Presentation Competition. Wisconsin Psychiatric Association. Madison, WI. 3/2020

Hatfield Kresch ME. “The Battle Rages On.” Resident Case Vignette Presentation Competition. Wisconsin Psychiatric Association. Madison, WI. March 2020.

Drom C, “Updates in Women's Mental Health: Treating serious mental illness in pregnancy and beyond”, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Grand Rounds, 2/2020

Zastrow, B “Depression, by Coach Brad”, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Wauwatosa, WI, 2/2020

Liewen A, “Human Trafficking”, UWM Psychology Department, PhD students, Virtual Presentation, 4/2020

Drom C, Hackenmiller A, “Assertiveness vs Aggression”, Women Physicians LEAD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Virtual Presentation, 4/2020

Schroeder H, “Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa”, MCW Mini Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, Milwaukee, WI, 5/2020

Hackenmiller A, “Managing Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care”, SCAN ECHO (Specialty Care Access Network Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), Virtual Presentation to national VA primary care providers, 5/2020

Levine K, Reiland H, “Healthy Coping for Caregivers”, Workshop, Alzheimer’s Association Annual Wisconsin State Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI 5/2020 – Conference Cancelled due to COVID-19

Liewen A, “Bipolar Disorder in a Primary Care Setting”, Duluth Family Medicine Residency Didactic Presentation, 6/2020

Schroeder H, “Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa”, Mini Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, Milwaukee, WI, 5/2020

Poster Presentations

Maistrioni B, Wildeman S, Zastrow B – “The Habitual Obsession vs Pathologic Addiction of Virtual Reality: A Case Report”, Poster Presentation, American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 5/2019

Burek G, Yaqub T, Liewen A, Larsen S, “Low-Dose Clonidine for Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans: A Chart Review”, American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 5/2019

Hatfield-Kresch, M, Heisey, Henry “Aggressive Behaviors Among Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disability”, San Francisco, CA, 5/2019

Hatfield-Kresch, M, “Multimorbidity Among Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disability” Presentation, American Psychiatric Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 5/2019

Lindeke S, Reiland H, Agrawal H, “Psychiatry Clerkship Case Modules to Improve Confidence, Promote Resident-Student Interaction, and Increase Exposure to Mental Health Diagnoses”, Poster Presentation, American Psychiatric Association, San Diego, CA, 6/2019

Drom C, DeVries P, Navarro-Montoya A, “Lithium monitoring and outcomes in the perioperative period: a quality improvement project”, Poster Presentation, MCW Research Day, Milwaukee, WI, 9/2019, Honorable Mention

Drom C, DeVries P, Navarro-Montoya A, “Lithium Monitoring and Outcomes in the Perioperative Period: A Quality Improvement Project”. Froedtert Hospital and Medical College Physicians Problem Solving Poster Symposium. Milwaukee, WI 10/2019

Bazigh I, Cosme-Cruz R, Matzke M. Is there a need to expand RCBT (Religion-based CBT) as a treatment option for adolescents with depression and self-harming behaviors? Poster Presentation, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference, Chicago, IL, 10/2019

Drom C, Navarro-Montoya A. “Lithium monitoring and outcomes in the perioperative period: a quality improvement project”, Poster Presentation, Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, 3rd Place, San Diego, 11/2019

Kennedy D, Ebert Z, Zastrow B, Singh S, “Scared Stiff: Catatonia and Dependent Personality Disorder”, Poster Presentation, Wisconsin Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Madison WI, 3/2020

Steinbrenner E, “Perioperative Pain Management for Buprenorphine-Maintained Patients During Oral Surgery with Expected Moderate-to-Severe Pain”, Poster Presentation accepted to American Psychiatric Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, 4/2020. Conference cancelled due to COVID-19.

Steinbrenner E, Bracciano N, Kowol K, “Implementation of a Video-Format Informed Consent Process for Buprenorphine-Naloxone”, Poster Presentation accepted to American Psychiatric Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, 4/2020. Conference cancelled due to COVID 19.

Grants/Awards/Honors

The “Siggie” Award - Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, Resident Case Vignette Competition, 2020 – Makenzie Hatfield Kresch, MD

Third place poster at Academy for Consultation Liaison Psychiatry – Claire Drom, MD, Peter DeVries, MD, Ana Navarro-Montoya, MD

Honorable Mention for poster at MCW Research Day – Claire Drom, MD, Peter DeVries, MD, Ana Navarro-Montoya, MD

Publications

Bowers RC, Hatfield Kresch ME, Roy A, Lancaster D, Yoost JL. “Failure of Effective Contraception in Opioid Addicted Mothers: A Disparity in Planned and Actual Usage.” Mayo Clin Proc. 2019; 5(1) Article 7.

Other

Course co-creator, Medical Improv Academic Enrichment Elective for M1s and M2s, 4-week pilot course on teaching medical improvisation to enhance skills included in MCW’s global competencies and core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) – Morgan Matzke, MD

Development of Diversity & Inclusion Action Committee, Education Subgroup – Anne Marie Giuca, MD, Mara Pheister, MD, Erica Arrington, MD, Mary Beth Alvarez, MD

Kern Institute Teaching Academy – Excellence in Teaching Program 2020-21 – Claire Drom, MD

Invited Reviewer, “Doing Supportive Psychotherapy”, John Battaglia MD, American Psychiatric Association Publishing, Washington DC, 2/2020 – Sara Lindeke, MD

Co-chair of Wisconsin Psychiatric Association Spring Conference. “Solving Clinical Challenges”, scheduled for spring 2021 – Erika Steinbrenner, MD

Development of Women Physicians LEAD, a leadership group for female residents, fellows and faculty – Claire Drom, MD, Anna Hackenmiller, MD, Sarah Slocum, MD, Julie Owen, MD, Christina Wichman, DO, Mara Pheister, MD