UCSF Psychiatry News

November 16, 2017
The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences has awarded funding to 11 UC San Francisco scientists seeking to support the Institute’s mission to improve the lives of people with brain diseases and disorders through innovative projects that unite the scientific disciplines of neurology, psychiatry and neurosurgery.
Cell artwork
November 15, 2017
Nevan Krogan, PhD, is a mapmaker, but the object of his exploration is not any newfound continent or alien world. Instead, he and his colleagues map cells.
Hillman speaking
November 15, 2017
Noted military justice expert and scholar Elizabeth L. Hillman, PhD, JD, MA, spoke to UCSF Psychiatry faculty and trainees about the pervasive nature of sexual harassment in science, technology, and engineering, particularly in the fields of medical training and education during the 13th annual Dr. Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture in Cultural Competency and Diversity on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
Bengalese Finches
November 14, 2017
Researchers at UC San Francisco have shown how the Bengalese finch, a domesticated songbird, can learn to tweak its song in specific ways depending on context, which could shed light on how the human brain learns to apply different rules depending on the situation, and have implications for understanding human language and movement disorders.
Mangurian and parents
November 03, 2017
UCSF Psychiatry Vice Chair for Diversity Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS, was among the 13 individuals honored at UC San Francisco’s 2017 Chancellor Diversity Awards on October 5.
John R. McQuaid, PhD
November 01, 2017
After an exhaustive national search, John R. McQuaid, PhD, has been selected to serve as the department’s new Vice Chair for the San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) and Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health at SFVAHCS, positions he has held on an interim basis since August 2016.
November 01, 2017
Fourth-year psychiatry resident Matthew Hirschtritt, MD, MPH, has been selected as a 2017 Rappeport Fellow by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL).
Hippocrates statue
October 30, 2017
A pair of University of California, San Francisco Department of Psychiatry educators were recognized for their outstanding teaching work over the past year during the UCSF School of Medicine's 2016-2017 Teaching Awards on October 18.
Survivor Day
October 30, 2017
UCSF Psychiatry, along with the San Francisco chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), will host a morning of reflection, discussion, and support on Saturday, November 18, 2017, for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
Surgeons operating
October 26, 2017
Seven out of 10 trainee surgeons surveyed experienced burnout driven by emotional exhaustion, “depersonalization,” and doubts about their effectiveness at work, impacting their own performance and potentially patients’ health, according to a UCSF study.