UCSF Psychiatry News


Yaffe honored by NIH with 2021 Gordon Lecture

February 03, 2021
UCSF researcher Kristine Yaffe, MD, has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as the recipient of the 2021 Robert S. Gordon, Jr. Lectureship Award in recognition of her work in the epidemiology of cognitive aging and dementia
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UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program announces chief residents for 2021-2022

January 20, 2021
The UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has announced its new chief residents for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year.
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Personalized brain stimulation alleviates severe depression symptoms

January 18, 2021
Scientists at UCSF’s Dolby Family Center for Mood Disorders and Weill Institute for Neurosciences have demonstrated a novel personalized neuromodulation approach that — at least in one patient — was able to provide relief from symptoms of severe treatment-resistant depression within minutes.

Scangos selected to receive 1907 Research Trailblazer Award

January 05, 2021
Mental health research funder 1907 Research announced today that UCSF's Katherine Scangos, MD, PhD, has been chosen as one of the first recipients of its annual 1907 Trailblazer Award.
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A surprising source for untangling autism: The clawed frog

January 04, 2021

Clawed frogs and humans have some obvious differences, but the clawed frog is a popular model for neurological study because their brains develop in similar stages to ours.

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New intervention to help children with trauma will treat the whole family

December 14, 2020
As California’s new program to screen Medi-Cal patients for adverse childhood experiences (which are termed “ACEs”) gets underway, experts at UC San Francisco are trying to ensure that the adults and children who report trauma get the help they need.

Lieberman honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by ZERO TO THREE

October 28, 2020
Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD, was honored with ZERO TO THREE’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award on October 9 during the organization’s annual conference.
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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day gathering scheduled for November 21

October 27, 2020
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, along with the Contra Costa Crisis Center and the Greater San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), will host a morning of reflection, discussion, and support on Saturday, November 21, 2020, for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
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UCSF and UnitedHealth Group announce new partnership to grow and diversify California's mental health workforce

October 20, 2020
A four-year, $4 million grant partnership between UC San Francisco and UnitedHealth Group will expand the mental health workforce in California.
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Project led by trio of DPBS researchers receives Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award

October 15, 2020
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), together with seven global collaborators representing nearly 50 countries and territories, today announced the winners of the inaugural round of Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards. The awards are part of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, a multiyear, multimillion-dollar international competition seeking breakthrough innovations to extend human health and function later in life.