UCSF Psychiatry News

Mural on AHP Services Center

Local artist's mural adds pop of color to the UCSF Alliance Health Project building

May 04, 2021
If you’ve walked or driven by the UCSF Alliance Health Project Services Center at 1930 Market Street, you may have noticed the new mural and paint colors on the building.

Hinshaw elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 26, 2021
Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, professor and vice chair for child and adolescent psychology in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Contreras named 2021 Krevans Award recipient

April 26, 2021
First-year psychiatry resident Victor Contreras, MD, been selected as the recipient of the 2021 PGY-1 Krevans Award by his peers and faculty members at ZSFG for his outstanding clinical skills and dedication to serving vulnerable and underserved patients.
Soda bottles

Study finds that workplace sugary beverage sales ban don’t help everyone equally

March 29, 2021
Many institutions – such as schools, hospitals, and workplaces – have reduced the availability of sugar-sweetened beverages to help fight health problems such as weight gain, diabetes and heart disease. But for some people a sales ban that takes the temptation out of the workplace may not be enough.
UCSF Mission Bay campus

UCSF named one of the nation's best schools for psychiatry by U.S. News

March 29, 2021
UC San Francisco's psychiatry program has been ranked fifth in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of the best graduate and professional schools. For the third consecutive year, UCSF is also the top public university for graduate and professional psychiatry programs in the nation.
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Obesity, hypertension, high glucose in early adulthood may take heavy toll on cognition in late life

March 17, 2021
As mounting evidence points to the link between cardiovascular disease and dementia, a new study led by UCSF finds that young adulthood may be the most critical period to practice the healthy lifestyle habits that may protect the brain from cognitive decline decades later.

Four chosen as 2021 Grand Rounds Trainee Research Award honorees

March 05, 2021
Four early career researchers from the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences 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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People with concussions may be more likely to develop sleep disorders years later

March 04, 2021
People who have concussions may be at increased risk of developing sleep disorders years later, according to a study published in the March 3, 2021, online issue of Neurology.
Vaccine being extracted from a vial

New study will examine how robustly individuals respond to COVID-19 vaccination

March 03, 2021
The rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines with impressively high effectiveness offers hope that the pandemic will someday soon be under control. But as more people are vaccinated, new questions emerge about what factors might contribute to long-term effectiveness.

UCSF's Alicia Lieberman to deliver 2021 Wallerstein Lecture on March 24

February 22, 2021
The University of California, San Francisco Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will host its 16th annual Robert S. Wallerstein Lecture in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.