UCSF Psychiatry News


Autism risk factors identified in ‘dark matter’ of human genome

December 14, 2018
Using cutting-edge statistical models to analyze data from nearly 2,000 families with an autistic child, a multi-institute research team discovered tens of thousands of rare mutations in noncoding DNA sequences and assessed if these contribute to autism spectrum disorder.
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Risk of dementia increased among female veterans with TBI, PTSD, depression

December 12, 2018
Female military veterans who have traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or depression long after their service may be more likely to later develop dementia than female veterans without those conditions, according to a new study.
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UCSF Psychiatry researchers named among most highly cited in the world

December 06, 2018
Four UCSF Psychiatry faculty members have been recognized as scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through the publication of multiple highly cited papers over the last decade.
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Hinshaw memoir on living in a family with mental illness wins 2018 Best Book Award

November 16, 2018
A book written by UCSF and UC Berkeley professor Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, has been selected by American Book Fest as the recipient of its 2018 Best Book Award for Autobiography/Memoirs, as well as a finalist in the Psychology and Mental Health category.
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Brain signature of depressed mood unveiled in new study

November 08, 2018
Newly published research by UCSF has begun to fill these gaps in our understanding of the neuroscience of mood by continuously recording brain activity for a week or more in human volunteers and linking their day-to-day mood swings to specific patterns of brain activity.

Hoeft recognized by Society for Neuroscience for outreach and education efforts

November 05, 2018
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has announced that Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, will receive this year's Science Educator Award, one of the organization's prestigious Science Education and Outreach Awards.
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Second annual Weill Symposium to focus on modern psychiatry

November 05, 2018
The 2018 UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences Symposium, hosted by Weill Cornell Medicine, will be held on Friday, November 9, in New York City.
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UCSF Psychiatry to host annual International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event on November 17

October 17, 2018
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry, along with the San Francisco chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), will host a morning of reflection, discussion, and support on Saturday, November 17, 2018, for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
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NIMHD director to deliver Dr. Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture on October 30

October 10, 2018
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Director Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, will deliver the 14th annual Dr. Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture in Cultural Competency and Diversity on Tuesday, October 30, as part of the Department of Psychiatry’s Grand Rounds series.

New Tourette disorder genes come to light

September 25, 2018
In the largest DNA sequencing study of Tourette disorder (TD) to date, UC San Francisco researchers and their collaborators have unearthed new data suggesting a potential role for disruptions in cell polarity in the development of this condition.