UCSF Psychiatry News

Diversity Celebration
July 23, 2015
UCSF Department of Psychiatry faculty, staff, trainees, family and friends gathered together recently to celebrate the department's efforts and reaffirm their commitment to the important goal of fostering diversity and inclusiveness within departmental ranks and providing effective, compassionate care to its diverse patient population.
U.S. News Best Hospitals badge
July 22, 2015
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry has been ranked the 12th best center for adult psychiatry in the country in the 2015-2016 America’s Best Hospitals survey from U.S. News & World Report.
Leonard S. Zegans, MD
July 16, 2015
On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry Leonard S. Zegans, MD, passed away peacefully in his sleep in Lebanon, NH.
Hippocrates statue
July 01, 2015
With the beginning of the new academic year on July 1, seven new faculty members will officially begin their academic appointments with the Department of Psychiatry
Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS
June 26, 2015
Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS, has been appointed as the UCSF Department of Psychiatry’s first Director of Diversity by department chair Matthew W. State, MD, PhD, effective Wednesday, July 1.
June 26, 2015
As part of the Department of Psychiatry's ongoing reorganization to integrate key missions that cut across the department's diverse clinical and research sites, Erick Hung, MD, has been named as the first Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute Director of Education, effective Wednesday, July 1.
June 22, 2015
Thomas L. Lowe, MD, has announced his retirement from UCSF, effective Monday, June 29.
June 19, 2015
Women under chronic stress have significantly lower levels of klotho, a hormone that regulates aging and enhances cognition, researchers at UC San Francisco have found in a study comparing mothers of children on the autism spectrum to low-stress controls.
Linda Pfiffner, PhD
June 18, 2015
Linda Pfiffner, PhD, was recently elected as president-elect of the International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ISRCAP).
June 18, 2015
​Preschoolers with oppositional defiant behavior are more likely to have shorter telomeres, a hallmark of cellular aging, which in adults is associated with increased risk for chronic diseases and conditions like diabetes, obesity and cancer.