UCSF Psychiatry News

Survivor Day 2020

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day gathering scheduled for November 21

October 27, 2020
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, along with the Contra Costa Crisis Center and the Greater San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), will host a morning of reflection, discussion, and support on Saturday, November 21, 2020, for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
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UCSF and UnitedHealth Group announce new partnership to grow and diversify California's mental health workforce

October 20, 2020
A four-year, $4 million grant partnership between UC San Francisco and UnitedHealth Group will expand the mental health workforce in California.
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Project led by trio of DPBS researchers receives Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award

October 15, 2020
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), together with seven global collaborators representing nearly 50 countries and territories, today announced the winners of the inaugural round of Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards. The awards are part of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, a multiyear, multimillion-dollar international competition seeking breakthrough innovations to extend human health and function later in life.
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2020 Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture to feature noted immigrant youth health researcher Carola Suárez-Orozco

October 08, 2020
University of Massachusetts Boston researcher Carola Suárez-Orozco, PhD, will deliver the 2020 Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture in Cultural Competency and Diversity on Tuesday, October 20, as part of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences’ Grand Rounds series.

UCSF's Boyce to receive 2020 Sarah Gund Distinguished Scientist Award

October 02, 2020
W. Thomas Boyce, MD, a pediatrician and leading expert on the interplay between neurobiological and psychosocial processes, has been selected to receive the 2020 Child Mind Institute (CMI) Sarah Gund Distinguished Scientist Award for Research and Mentorship in Child Mental Health.
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Lee and Wang named 2020 BBRF Young Investigator Grant recipients

October 02, 2020
Two UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences researchers — A. Moses Lee, MD, PhD, and Shuyu Wang, MD, PhD — have been awarded 2020 NARSAD Young Investigator Grants by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) in recognition of their work as promising young scientists conducting innovative, cutting-edge neurobiological and psychiatric research.
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'Awe walks' boost emotional well-being

September 21, 2020
A new study found that older adults who took weekly 15-minute “awe walks” for eight weeks reported increased positive emotions and less distress in their daily lives.

Hinshaw receives National Academy of Medicine's Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health

September 15, 2020
The National Academy of Medicine has announced Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, as the recipient of the 2020 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, for basic and applied research on individuals with externalizing disorders, and for efforts to reduce mental illness stigma through youth-based programs and the promotion of humanization.
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Krystal, Randall named 2020 Royer Award recipients

August 18, 2020
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, announced today that Andrew D. Krystal, MD, MS, and Robin Randall, MD, MPH, have been selected as the recipients of the 2020 J. Elliot Royer Award in Psychiatry.

Mays to be honored for contributions to the practice of infant and early childhood mental health

August 14, 2020
UCSF's Markita Mays, LCSW, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of ZERO TO THREE's Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Emerging Leadership Award for Practice.