UCSF Psychiatry News

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UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program named among the five best in U.S. by physicians

July 20, 2021
The UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has once again been noted as one of the top psychiatry residency programs in the nation, according to new data released on July 20, 2021, by physician social networking site Doximity.
Faces of Ability II

Campaign aims to increase mental health resilience in the UCSF community

June 23, 2021
Disability – and specifically mental health challenges – touches or will touch many people at some point in their lives. The goal of the Faces of Ability II – Mental Health Resilience campaign is to humanize and bring attention to mental health.
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The best treatment for insomnia usually isn’t a pill

May 28, 2021
If you’re having trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. The fear, loss, isolation, and exhaustion of living through a pandemic — alongside a fire hose of economic, political, and racial traumas — have upended the peaceful slumber of millions of Americans.

Abram selected as a 2021 Grunfeld Scholar

May 28, 2021
Postdoctoral research fellow Samantha Abram, PhD, has been named as one of four promising medical researchers selected to participate in the Grunfeld Scholars Research Development Initiative by the San Francisco VA Health Care System.
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Feeling reentry anxiety? Expert advice on navigating COVID-19 reopenings

May 24, 2021
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue, and cities and states move toward full reopening, many people are feeling reentry anxiety – an uneasiness about returning to the old normal of schools and offices, hugs and handshakes, and social gatherings large and small.
Rendering of the Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building

New UCSF Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building will stand as a statement against stigma

May 12, 2021
The striking new home for UC San Francisco’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will radically transform the clinical setting, enhance patient care, training and research, and offer a unique and powerful array of mental and physical health services for patients at a time when the nation is confronting unprecedented challenges and ongoing stigma associated with mental health treatment.

Bartley named an inaugural Deeda Blair Research Initiative award recipient

May 04, 2021
UCSF's Christopher Bartley, MD, PhD, has been selected as one of three inaugural award recipients for the Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain by the Foundation for the Institutes of Health (FNIH).
Mural on AHP Services Center

Local artist's mural adds pop of color to the UCSF Alliance Health Project building

May 04, 2021
If you’ve walked or driven by the UCSF Alliance Health Project Services Center at 1930 Market Street, you may have noticed the new mural and paint colors on the building.

Hinshaw elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 26, 2021
Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, professor and vice chair for child and adolescent psychology in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Contreras named 2021 Krevans Award recipient

April 26, 2021
First-year psychiatry resident Victor Contreras, MD, been selected as the recipient of the 2021 PGY-1 Krevans Award by his peers and faculty members at ZSFG for his outstanding clinical skills and dedication to serving vulnerable and underserved patients.