UCSF Psychiatry News


Byers receives VA Research Career Scientist Award

October 04, 2021
UCSF faculty member Amy Byers, PhD, MPH, has been named a Clinical Science Research and Development (CSRD) Research Career Scientist by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' Office of Research and Development.
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Treating severe depression with on-demand brain stimulation

October 04, 2021
UCSF Health physicians have successfully treated a patient with severe depression by tapping into the specific brain circuit involved in depressive brain patterns and resetting them using the equivalent of a pacemaker for the brain.
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Happiness in early adulthood may protect against dementia

September 28, 2021
While research has shown that poor cardiovascular health can damage blood flow to the brain increasing the risk for dementia, a new study led by UC San Francisco indicates that poor mental health may also take its toll on cognition.

Mason to be honored by ABMR for research work

September 13, 2021
UC San Francisco researcher and clinician Ashley E. Mason, PhD, has been selected by the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR) as this year's recipient of its Neal E. Miller New Investigator Award.

Yaffe tapped to receive NIA Leadership Award for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Research

August 17, 2021
UCSF's Kristine Yaffe, MD, has been selected to receive an NIA Leadership Award for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Research.
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UCSF ranked among top in the nation for adult psychiatric care for the seventh year in a row

July 26, 2021
For the seventh year in a row, UCSF Medical Center and the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences have been recognized as one of the nation's top centers for adult psychiatry in the U.S. News & World Report 2021-2022 Best Hospitals survey.
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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.
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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.