UCSF Psychiatry News

Laret speaking at event

San Francisco partnership launches new mental health center

March 05, 2018
UC San Francisco has joined with the City of San Francisco and three other public and private partners to open a new center to help address the city’s mental health inpatient needs.
Smith Rafael Film Center

Brizendine to speak at special 'Female Brain' film screening

March 05, 2018
UCSF faculty member and bestselling author Louann Brizendine, MD, will be on hand Tuesday, March 27, for a scientific discussion and special screening of The Female Brain, based on her 2006 book of the same name.
Teen vaping on park bench

E-cigarette use exposes teens to toxic chemicals

March 05, 2018
Adolescents who smoke e-cigarettes are exposed to significant levels of potentially cancer-causing chemicals also found in tobacco cigarettes, even when the e-cigarettes do not contain nicotine.
Shira Maguen, PhD

Maguen appointed to national commission on veteran mental health care

March 02, 2018
Shira Maguen, PhD, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair's Creating Options for Veterans' Expedited Recovery (COVER) Commission, a body made up of ten mental health professionals of recognized standing and distinction within the medical community appointed directly by the president and congressional leaders.
Stressed man

UCSF Depression Center to host free community event on managing stress

March 01, 2018
The UCSF Depression Center will hold a free evening seminar on March 20 for patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other community members interested in learning more about how stress can affect individuals with depression.
Loren Roth, MD

Roth joins UCSF faculty as attending psychiatrist and behavioral health medical director for San Francisco jails

March 01, 2018
Forensic psychiatrist Loren Roth, MD, has joined the UC San Francisco Department of Psychiatry faculty as a health sciences clinical associate professor, effective March 1, 2018.
Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS

Mangurian recognized by Academic Senate for excellence in mentoring

February 28, 2018
The UCSF Academic Senate has announced that Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS, has been selected to receive their 2018 Distinction In Mentoring Award.
Handgun and empty bullet casings on sand

UCSF experts: Focus on mental illness as cause of mass shootings is unfounded and potentially harmful

February 28, 2018
Statements by policymakers, journalists, and others placing the blame for America's recent spate of mass shooting incidents solely on mental illnesses are diverting the nation from discussing more contributory factors, such as access to firearms, according to a new commentary written by two UCSF experts.
Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung and UCSF introduce My BP Lab, a smartphone app for blood pressure and stress research

February 25, 2018
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have announced the launch of My BP Lab, a jointly developed smartphone research app to help users monitor their blood pressure and stress levels and obtain personalized insights for improving their daily health.
New chief residents

UCSF Psychiatry Chief Residents for 2018-2019 announced

February 22, 2018
The UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has announced its new chief residents for the 2018-2019 academic year.