UCSF Psychiatry News

Survivor Day

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.
Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD

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.
Patrice Harris, MD, MA

Reception for AMA President-Elect Harris set for October 17

September 24, 2018
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and San Francisco Marin Medical Society invite all medical professionals and trainees to a reception for American Medical Association (AMA) President-Elect Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA.
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Seven faculty members receive nods from Academy of Medical Educators

September 21, 2018
Seven members of the University of California, San Francisco Department of Psychiatry faculty have been selected for recognition by the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators
David and Dagmar Dolby

Dolby family gift launches new UCSF Center for Mood Disorders

September 18, 2018
A $20 million gift from longtime UC San Francisco donors Dagmar Dolby and her son, David, will establish the UCSF Dolby Family Center for Mood Disorders within the Department of Psychiatry.

Norman honored as inaugural UCSF Distinguished Professor for Adolescent and Young Adult Health

September 12, 2018
The University of California, San Francisco has named longtime UCSF Psychiatry faculty member Kim P. Norman, MD, as the inaugural UCSF Distinguished Professor for Adolescent and Young Adult Health
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New study finds primary care is an untapped resource for depression screening

September 10, 2018
A new study has identified at-risk populations for whom depression screening combined with hazardous alcohol use screening could detect depressive symptoms that might otherwise go untreated. These populations include non-white and more medically ill patients, and men in general, for whom screening rates are particularly low.

NIH funds UCSF-led initiative to chart a course toward new psychiatric drugs

September 05, 2018
Scientists have struggled for decades to crack the code of psychiatric disorders, but advances in understanding the biology of these conditions have not led to a successful new therapy in 70 years. Now a group of biologists, psychiatrists, and geneticists led by researchers at UC San Francisco and the Gladstone Institutes is leveraging that progress to forge a new path toward novel treatments for these conditions.
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UCSF to host symposium on "The Exposome and Metabolic Health"

September 04, 2018
UC San Francisco experts on environmental exposures, social adversity, and health policy will lead "The Exposome and Metabolic Health" on Friday, September 21 in the UCSF Laurel Heights Auditorium from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (PT).