UCSF Psychiatry News

Brain waves

Out-of-sync brain waves may underlie learning deficit linked to schizophrenia

May 29, 2020
A new UCSF study has pinpointed a specific pattern of brain waves that underlies the ability to let go of old, irrelevant learned associations to make way for new updates.

Rubenstein elected to the National Academy of Sciences

April 28, 2020
UC San Francisco neuroscientist and Nina Ireland Distinguished Professor in Child Psychiatry John L.R. Rubenstein, MD, PhD, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

UCSF Psychiatry selects Becker to lead its development of clinical behavioral health partnerships

April 13, 2020
Following an extensive national search initiated last year, the UCSF Department of Psychiatry has appointed Daniel Becker, MD, as its inaugural Vice Chair for Strategy, effective July 1, 2020.
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From apps to expert advice, invaluable resources for well-being during the coronavirus pandemic

April 10, 2020
The coronavirus crisis is testing the limits of the health care system, the global economy and many facets of American business, media, and culture. As this social upheaval filters into family life, it can be traumatic for older adults, children, and people with mental health issues.
2020 Awardees

Four chosen as 2020 Grand Rounds Trainee Research Award honorees

April 10, 2020
Four early career researchers from the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences have been selected to present their scholarship and research at Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds events later this spring as part of a series designed to highlight the work of senior trainees
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UCSF named second best school in the nation for psychiatry by U.S. News

March 17, 2020
UC San Francisco's psychiatry program has been ranked second in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of the best graduate and professional schools.
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2020 Wallerstein Lecture, Child and Adolescent Learning Symposium postponed

March 09, 2020
In response to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, several planned department events been postponed to future dates to be named later.

Feeling anxiety about coronavirus? A psychologist offers tips to stay clearheaded

March 07, 2020
UCSF's Elissa Epel, PhD, shares some thoughts about the difference between anxiety and panic, and steps you can take to prevent panic and be prepared.
New and old myelin

Study adds to evidence for overlooked role of myelin in long-term memory storage

February 11, 2020
UCSF scientists have discovered that mice quickly learn a fearful response to a situation perceived as threatening, but for such a conditioned response to become long-lasting requires brain cells to increase amounts of an insulating material called myelin, which may serve to reinforce and stabilize newly formed neural connections.
2020-2021 Chief Residents

UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program announces chief residents for 2020-2021

February 10, 2020
The UC San Francisco Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has announced its new chief residents for the 2020-2021 academic year.