Psychiatric Grand Rounds


Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Care

invites you to attend its presentations to the healthcare community.


The most recent event was held on Aug 13, 2014 -- check back soon for information on the upcoming September Psychiatric Grand Rounds.


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Presented on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Burtness Auditorium
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (get directions)

A buffet lunch and beverages will be provided.
No RSVP or advance registration is required.


The Nurses Health Study:  What Have We Learned?


Jere Lifshitz, RN, BSN, MS


The Nurses' Health Studies (NHS I, II, and III) are among the largest and longest running investigations into factors that influence women's health.  The NHS began in 1976 and expanded in 1989.  The information provided by the 238,000 dedicated nurses who participate has led to many new insights on health and disease.  The prevention of cancer is a primary focus; however the study has also produced landmark data on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and many other conditions.  Most importantly, these studies have demonstrated that diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors can powerfully promote better health.


At the conclusion of the talk, participants will be able to:

  • Describe who participates in the NHS as the researchers and participants.
  • Define the goals and methodology of the study.
  • Identify 3 recent results of data collection of the study.


Ms. Jere Lifshitz received her BS in nursing at Emory University and her MS in healthcare policy and administration at New York University.  She worked at Emory University where she was instrumental in organizing the multidisciplinary Nutritional Support Service.  After leaving the hospital setting she was one of the pioneers in the field of home infusion therapy.  She established programs throughout the US and brought many new therapeutic modalities out of hospitals and into homes.  Ms. Lifshitz has expertise in medical communications.  Currently she works for Pediatric Sunshine Academics in the field of pediatric nutrition and endocrine research and education.  She is co-author of the book "Children's Nutrition" and more recently a peer review paper, "The Root Causes of Obesity" to be published in the journal Pediatric Endocrine Reviews next month.





CEUs are NO LONGER paid for and processed online. To obtain CEUs, you must sign in at the beginning of the lecture and pick up an evaluation/CEU form. Fill out the form and mail with the $15 CEU fee to receive your CEU certificate.


Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of CE credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider # PCE 741) and Provider approved for 1 continuing education (CE) contact hour for RNs by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #00252), through the Education Department, Cottage Health System.

Free of charge for CHS Employees and professionals affiliated to Cottage Health System. Others: $15 unit.


Physicians: Please note that due to changes in the requirements to qualify for CMEs, Psychiatric Grand Rounds is no longer able to offer CMEs.



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