Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
College of Human Medicine

Grand Rounds: How an Optimistic Outlook Can Lead to a Happier and Healthier Life

October 31 at 12-1 PM

Postma Center at Pine Rest
300 68th Street SE, Grand Rapids

Is it always a good thing to have a rosy perspective on the future?

How does optimism change as a result of life experience?

These questions will be answered by examining changes in optimism across the lifespan and how the optimism of other people can influence your health and well-being.  A discussion will be included that contextualized optimism within a broader lifespan and geographic framework, tying in population health perspectives.

Cost: $25 general; Pine Rest Staff no charge


Continuing Education Credits: One CME for medical professionals

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Upcoming Grand Rounds

Save the date for these upcoming Grand Rounds presentations.

Borderline Personality Disorder:  A Clinical Update
Cathleen Gould, MD

December 4

January Grand Rounds (Topic TBA)
Sagar Parikh, MD, FRCPC             
January 9

February Grand Rounds (Topic TBA)
John Fox
February 13

Check back for topics and registration information. All Grand Rounds are $25 for non-Pine Rest staff attendees.

MSU-CHM Division of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine: Power Through Collaborations

The Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine is the teaching, research, and patient care arm for the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in West Michigan. The division physician faculty are committed to educating Michigan State University medical students, conducting ground-breaking research, and caring for the people of western Michigan who are suffering with mental health and substance use disorders.

The Division of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is a growing academic psychiatry program in a place known for the last 100 years for providing excellent clinical care.  We are combining the resources of Michigan State University, a research-1, Big Ten university, with the clinical strengths of our partner teaching hospital, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, one of the five largest free-standing psychiatric providers in the United States, and the Van Andel Institute, a top-tier private research institute, to make incredible breakthroughs in psychiatry.  In this short film, we hope to introduce you to a few of our faculty, and highlight our growing clinical-translational research programs in depression and first episode psychosis as well as our new, state-of-the-art training facilities for residents and fellows.

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