UCSF Psychiatry News

Exome study
October 29, 2014
Two major genetic studies of autism, led in part by UC San Francisco scientists and involving more than 50 laboratories worldwide, have newly implicated dozens of genes in the disorder.
Allison Doupe, MD, PhD
October 27, 2014

With the passing away of Professor Allison Doupe, MD, PhD, on Friday, October 24, of cancer, UCSF and biomedical science have lost a scholar of extraordinary intelligence and erudition and a campus leader. Allison Doupe was a psychiatrist and systems neuroscientist who became a leader of her field, the study of sensorimotor learning and its neural control.

Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD
October 01, 2014
UCSF Psychiatry researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges.
Goddard, Lau, Subramaniam
October 01, 2014
The Department of Psychiatry will be welcoming three new faculty members this week
Frimpong and Montgomery
September 29, 2014
The Learning for Early Careers in Addiction and Diversity (LEAD) Program at San Francisco General Hospital, directed by James Sorensen, PhD, and Carmen Masson, PhD, completed its first Summer Intensive Training Program with great success.
Doximity logo
September 11, 2014
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) is among the top ten psychiatry residency programs in the nation, according to a report released Wednesday by physician social networking site Doximity, in collaboration with U.S. News & World Report.
September 02, 2014
Andrew Booty, MD, has accepted the position of Director of Langley Porter Hospital & Clinics (LPPH&C) Intensive Services, effective September 5.
Neurons
July 31, 2014
UCSF and the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) are awarding a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to an individual with exceptional creativity in studying the neuroscience of how high-level affective/motivational processing and learning interact, with an emphasis on outreach and community engagement.
Leonard I. Pearlin, PhD
July 24, 2014
Leonard I. Pearlin, PhD, an internationally renowned sociologist whose theory and research fundamentally shaped the sociology of mental health, medical sociology, and the sociology of aging and the life course, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, after a brief illness at the age of 89.
Jacobs and Epel
July 17, 2014
A brain region that is vital for memory and shrinks in Alzheimer’s disease patients also is likely to be smaller in those whose white blood cells have shorter DNA-protecting end caps – called telomeres – according to a study by Stanford and UCSF researchers published online July 14 in the journal JAMA Neurology.

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