UCSF Psychiatry News

Children in park

Living in better neighborhood may protect health of kids in poverty

May 08, 2018
While poverty has long been linked with poor health, a study from UCSF has found that simply living in a more desirable neighborhood may act as a health booster for low-income children.
Combat soldiers

Dementia risk doubles following concussion, UCSF study shows

May 07, 2018
Dementia should join the expanding list of possible complications following concussion, even if the patient did not lose consciousness, say researchers from UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System.
Empire State Building

UCSF faculty and residents to take part in the 2018 APA Annual Meeting

May 02, 2018
The 171st Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will be held Saturday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in New York, NY.

Lee selected to receive 2018 Krevans Award

April 23, 2018
First-year psychiatry resident Jennifer Lee, MD, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 PGY-1 Krevans Award for psychiatry by her peers and faculty members at ZSFG.
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Football scuffles, auto injuries may raise risk for Parkinson’s

April 18, 2018
A rear-ender in which the driver’s head slams against the steering wheel or a helmet-to-helmet tussle with an opponent on the football field may increase one’s risk for Parkinson’s disease if concussion results, say researchers from UCSF and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Cori Bargmann, PhD

Second annual Barondes Lecture slated for May 24

March 29, 2018
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the return of its special distinguished visiting lectureship series highlighting the integration of biological sciences and psychiatry in honor of Jeanne and Sanford Robertson Endowed Chair and Chair Emeritus Samuel Barondes, MD.
Students at Mission Bay

UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program matches 16 for its Class of 2022

March 16, 2018
After receiving more than 840 applications and conducting interviews with 92 candidates over a 12-week period, the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) announced that it will welcome a full class of 16 new resident physicians into its Class of 2022.
Jeanne Robertson

In memoriam: Jeanne Robertson

March 08, 2018
The UCSF community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jeanne Robertson, a Distinguished Director on the UCSF Board of Overseers and passionate advocate for education, psychiatric care, and the arts nationwide.
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UCSF Psychiatry among top 10 nationally in NIH research funding

March 07, 2018
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry was ranked fourth among departments at public institutions and eighth among all recipients in psychiatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year 2017
Tom Benson

LPPHC's Benson honored by peers for work in music therapy

March 06, 2018
Longtime UC San Francisco music and rehabilitation therapist Tom Benson, MT-BC, has been chosen by the Western Region chapter of the American Music Therapy Association (WRAMTA) as the recipient of its 2018 Betty Isern Howery Award in recognition of his work and impact on his patients.