UCSF Psychiatry News

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Prenatal mindfulness program improves stress response in infants

March 10, 2022
Infants whose mothers participated in a mindfulness-based program during pregnancy had healthier stress responses at 6 months old, a new UC San Francisco study found.
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Four selected as 2022 Grand Rounds Trainee Research Award honorees

March 03, 2022
Four early career researchers have been selected to present their scholarship and research at Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds events later this spring as part of a series designed to highlight the work of senior trainees
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UCSF among top 10 nationally in NIH research funding for psychiatry

February 15, 2022
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences was ranked third among departments at public institutions and 10th among all recipients in psychiatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year 2021
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UCSF dyslexia researchers develop tool to flag early reading challenges

February 01, 2022
A UCSF-developed tool to detect early signs of literacy weaknesses that could lead to dyslexia got a boost in the California governor’s recent budget proposal, and could be in widespread use in the state’s public schools by 2023.

Reus to receive American College of Psychiatrists' Distinguished Service Award

January 31, 2022
Victor I. Reus, MD, has been selected by the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP) to receive the group's 2022 Distinguished Service Award.
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Willsey, Chang named to second cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub investigators

January 11, 2022
Neuroscience researchers Helen Willsey, PhD, and Edward Chang, MD, were among the 29 UCSF faculty members named to the second cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators.
Barondes in 1992

New oral history explores the life and career of pioneering psychiatrist and neuroscientist Samuel Barondes

January 03, 2022
The UC Berkeley Bancroft Library's Oral History Center has released a new comprehensive oral history chronicling the life and career of Jeanne and Sanford Robertson Endowed Chair and Chair Emeritus Samuel Barondes, MD.

In Memoriam: Jeree H. Pawl, PhD

December 17, 2021
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences mourns the passing and celebrates the life of Dr. Jeree H. Pawl, who passed away peacefully on November 19, 2021.
Pregnant woman on couch

Digital therapy for prenatal insomnia may prevent postpartum depression

December 15, 2021
A digital version of cognitive behavioral therapy, or dCBT, that previously had been shown to reduce insomnia during pregnancy may also prevent postpartum depression and reduce insomnia and anxiety in women up to six months after they give birth, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF.
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Brizendine: Hormones play a key role in shaping our romantic and sexual relationships

December 01, 2021
Sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone have a profound influence on our bodies. That influence extends to our brains and, to some extent, how we think, feel, and act. The result is the premise of pretty much every romantic comedy ever made: Sometimes men and women confound each other.