UCSF Psychiatry News

2018 Grand Rounds Trainee Research Award honorees

Four named as 2018 Grand Rounds Trainee Research Award honorees

February 22, 2018
Four department trainees have been selected to present their scholarship and research at Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds events later this year as part of a series designed to highlight the work of senior trainees.
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Paid family leave policies at nation's top medical schools have room for improvement

February 13, 2018
A review of paid family and childbearing leave policies at a dozen of the nation’s top medical schools has revealed a wide disparity in the amount of time afforded to new parents by those academic institutions.
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PABI Program aims to bridge gap between primary care and mental health services

February 02, 2018
Millions of Americans see their primary care physicians each year for checkups, diagnosis, and treatment for a myriad of physical concerns. Those same physicians are also increasingly acting as their patients’ primary or sole supplier of mental health care.
Rachel Nosheny, PhD

Neuroscientist Rachel Nosheny joins department faculty

February 01, 2018
Research neuroscientist Rachel Nosheny, PhD, has joined the UC San Francisco Department of Psychiatry faculty as an assistant adjunct professor, effective Feb 1., 2018.
Rendering of microglia

UCSF study points to immune system's role in neural development

February 01, 2018
In a new study published online in Science, a team of UCSF has shown that an immune signal named interleukin 33 (IL-33) plays a crucial role in allowing the brain to maintain the optimal number of synapses during the development of the central nervous system (CNS).
Mazen Kheirbek, PhD

'Anxiety cells' identified in the brain's hippocampus

January 31, 2018
Do your palms sweat when you walk down a poorly lit street at night? That feeling may be traced to the firing of newly identified “anxiety” cells deep inside your brain, according to new research from neuroscientists at UC San Francisco and the Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
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Film based on bestselling Brizendine book set for release on February 9

January 30, 2018
IFC Films has announced that The Female Brain, a relationship comedy motion picture loosely based on the 2006 book of the same name by UC San Francisco neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, MD, will be released in select theaters and available on-demand starting Friday, February 9, 2018.
W. Thomas Boyce, MD

Boyce to receive 2018 Whole Child Award

January 29, 2018
Lisa and John Pritzker Distinguished Professor of Developmental and Behavioral Health W. Thomas Boyce, MD, has been selected by the Simms/Mann Institute as one of its 2018 recipients of the Whole Child Award.
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New AHP program offers community mental health training

January 26, 2018
UCSF's Alliance Health Project is introducing a new program to highlight public mental health careers to those traditionally underrepresented in the field of mental health.

Kalapatapu advances to candidacy in Epidemiology and Translational Science PhD Program

January 22, 2018
Assistant adjunct professor of psychiatry Raj K. Kalapatapu, MD, has been advanced to candidacy in the UCSF Epidemiology and Translational Science PhD Program.