Research

Marshall Psychiatry faculty, students and residents pursue a wide variety of research interests.


Currently the department has several research studies underway and looks forward to continued success in developing the research program. 

APA Posters

  • Adam Schindzielorz M.D., Scott Murphy M.D. & Suzanne Holroyd M.D.
    • “Musical Hallucinations Treated with Atypical Antipsychotics in a Geriatric Population – A Case Series” 
  • Britney Johnson, MS4 & Suzanne Holroyd, M.D.
    • “Case Report: Exploring the Link Between Capgras Delusions and Left Temporal Dysfunctions”
  • Kamal Patel M.D., Brandon Lilly M.D., & Kelly Melvin M.D.
    • “Case Report of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome”
  • Laura Hunt MS4 & Dr. Kelly Melvin M.D.
    • Heroin-induced toxic leukoencephalopathy in Appalachia: A case report and literature review
  • Leah D. Stalnker MS3, Cornelius W. Thomas M.D., Suzanne Holroyd M.D.
    • “Late Onset Mania Associated with Removal of Oligodendroglioma”
  • Ashley Collins D.O., Janice Hostetter D.O., & Kalpana Miriyala M.D.
    • “Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE): Case series Report From a University-Based Psychiatric Clinic”
  • Clare Bajamundi D.O. & Bobby Miller M.D.
    • “A Curious Case of Conversion”
  • Erika Maynard MS4, Brandon Lilly M.D., Kelly Melvin M.D., & Suzanne Holroyd M.D.
    • “Visual Hallucinations and "Capgras" Delusions Regarding Personal Belongings Associated with Occipital Lobe Seizures"
  • Joseph Hart M.D., Kelly Melvin M.D. & Richard Sorbig
    • “Atypical antipsychotic prescribing patterns for pediatric patients enrolled in West Virginia Medicaid”
  • Rebecca Creel MS4, Laura Burdette MS4, Erika Maynard MS4, Dr. Jesse Fredeen M.D., Dr. Zeid Khitan M.D., & Dr. Suzanne Holroyd M.D.
    • PICA Prevalence and Associated Factors in a West Virginian Dialysis Population

A sample of the department research was showcased with 9 research poster presentations at the 2015 American Psychiatric Association meeting in Toronto,Canada. Many of these posters were also presented to the 2015 Marshall University SOM Research Day March 2015.

Poster presentations included:

1.Crigger C, Turner A, Veitia M & Holroyd S. Psychological Factors in Appalachian Patients Seeking Bariatric Surgery. Presented to the 168th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Toronto, Canada, May 2015.

2.Turner A, Crigger C, Veitia M, & Holroyd S. Locus of control in Pre-Surgical Bariatric Surgery Candidates in Appalachia. Presented to the 168th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Toronto, Canada, May 2015.

3.Fredeen J, Holroyd S: "Recurrence of Pica after an 18 year hiatus, associated with renal dialysis - A case report and review of the literature". Presented to the 168th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Toronto Canada, May 16th, 2015

4. Slocum S, Holroyd S: "Conversion disorder in an Appalachian Community: A prevalence and case control study". Presented to the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Toronto Canada, May 16th, 2015

5. Lester DR, Holroyd S: "Neuropsychiatric symptoms in anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis: A case report and review of the literature". Presented to the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Toronto Canada, May 16th, 2015

6. Schindzielorz AH, Bryant-Melvin K, Holroyd S: "Use of memantine in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Literature Review and Case Report" Presented to the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Toronto Canada, May 16th, 2015

7. Layne JA, LeGrow T, Holroyd S: "Case report investigating psychiatric and psychologic characteristics of Ohdo Syndrome". Presented to the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Toronto Canada, May 16th, 2015

8. Tolbert R, Keeton C,Joyce M, Cook KH, LeGrow C, Melvin K: "Assessing the psychiatric education curriculum in primary care residency programs". Presented to the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Toronto Canada, May 16th, 2015

9. Diamond SB, Diamond WS, Melville M, Holroyd S: “Substance use disorders in the psychiatric emergency room: Prevalence and associated psychiatric comorbidity”. Accepted for the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Toronto Canada, May 16th, 2015.


Marshall Receives National Research Award!

The research poster submitted by MUSOM student Maureen Joyce,  Dr. Kelly Melvin and other Marshall co-authors Robin Tolbert DO, Corey Keeton MD, Kelsey Cook MA, and Chris LeGrow PhD , won a national award in the medical student/resident competition!!  Of note, there were 345 posters submitted in this competition.

“A National Survey Assessing Psychiatric Education in Primary Care Residency Programs” won “For the Outstanding Poster in the Curriculum Development and Education Category”.