Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry Grand Rounds Speaker
Robert J. Malcolm, MD and Patrick M. O'Neil, PhD
Robert J. Malcolm, MD
Dr. Malcolm received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed a residency in psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA. While at Stanford University, he studied Sleep Disorders with Dr. William Dement. Dr. Malcolm was the cofounder of the first sleep lab at MUSC. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology with a certified subspecialty area of substance abuse. Dr. Malcolm is board certified in Family Medicine (recertified December, 2009). Dr. Malcolm practiced primary care Family Medicine for 10 years. Dr. Malcolm served 25 years as a military reserve physician, 15 of them as a USAF-R flight surgeon.
His practice is now in general psychiatry and addictions.
Dr. Malcolm’s research has focused on medication development for addiction treatment and the pharmacologic management of illicit drug withdrawal syndromes. He has current research grants from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He served as a member for 6 years on the NIH/NIDA Treatment Research Committee.
Dr. Malcolm has authored or coauthored over 200 publications including book chapters, abstracts, and peer reviewed articles published in journals such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and the American Journal on Addictions/American Academy of Psychiatrists on Alcoholism and Addiction and Science.
Patrick Mahlen O’Neil, PhD
O’Neil is an Associate Editor of the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases and a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Obesity (formerly Obesity Research), Eating Behaviors and International Journal of Obesity. He is a longstanding active member of The Obesity Society (formerly NAASO), presently serving as President-Elect after a term on Council. Previously, he was Editor of the NAASO web site, Program Chair for the NAASO 1999 annual meeting in Charleston, a member of the Publications committee and a member of the NIH/NAASO Ad Hoc Committee for Development of The Practical Guide for the Identification, Evaluation, and treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. He is a former member of the Committee on Military Nutrition Research of the Institute of Medicine. Also, he is former Chair of the Obesity and Eating Disorders Special Interest Group of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy.
Closer to home, O’Neil is a member of the Scientific Council of the South Carolina Nutrition Research Consortium. He participated as a member of a statewide committee that developed the Report on the Impact of Obesity on Health in South Carolina, in response to a mandate by the state General Assembly. He is also a former member and Chair of the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology, and Past President of the South Carolina Academy of Professional Psychologists. Since 2001, he has been a member of Town Council of the Town of Sullivan’s Island, and before that was a member and Chair of the Town’s Planning Commission.
|At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:|
|1. Reference NIH guidelines on meds and dosages approved for obesity.|
2. List 3 classes of meds that cause weight gain.
3. Describe recent trends in the prevalence of obesity among US adults and children.
4. State the amount of weight loss needed for a likely improvement in co-morbid health problems.
5. Describe the two primary modes of action of obesity medications that are currently approved by the FDA.