UCSF Psychiatry News

Hands holding alcohol and cigarettes
April 18, 2017
Young adults get more pleasure from smoking cigarettes while they are drinking alcohol than they do while using marijuana, according to new research conducted at UC San Francisco.
Cancer screening
April 17, 2017
Women enrolled in California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness have been screened for cervical cancer at much lower rates than other women
Oxytocin molecule
April 13, 2017
A new trial may hold new hope for these military personnel through treatment with oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the “love hormone.”
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April 10, 2017
Second-year psychiatry resident Brooke Rosen, MD, has been selected as a 2017-2019 APA/APAF Public Psychiatry Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
Hands holding coins with a plant sprouting out of them
April 07, 2017
Projects spearheaded by two Department of Psychiatry faculty members were among those selected to receive an Education Innovations Funding grant, designed to support projects which can make significant contributions to educational excellence at UCSF.
Child playing game on iPad
April 06, 2017
A video game under development as a medical device boosts attention in some children with sensory processing dysfunction, or SPD.
Hands typing on keyboard
April 06, 2017
The Brain Health Registry (BHR), a free online platform with over 52,000 participants, has launched a new initiative called the Caregiver and Study Partner Portal (CASPP).
Portrait of Samuel Barondes, MD
April 04, 2017
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry will launch a new special distinguished visiting lectureship series highlighting the integration of biological sciences and psychiatry in honor of Jeanne and Sanford Robertson Endowed Chair and Chair Emeritus Samuel Barondes, MD, this spring.
U.S. Capitol Building
April 03, 2017
UCSF's Kristine Yaffe, MD, joined former First Lady of California Maria Shriver and other geriatric care experts last week to testify before a meeting of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging on the importance of Alzheimer's disease research and prevention.
April 01, 2017
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry will welcome two new faculty members to its ranks this month.