UCSF Psychiatry News

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.
Elizabeth L. Hillman, PhD, JD, MA
October 26, 2017
Noted military justice expert and scholar Elizabeth L. Hillman, PhD, JD, MA, will deliver the 13th annual Dr. Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture in Cultural Competency and Diversity on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 as part of the Department of Psychiatry’s Grand Rounds series.
Kids playing
October 24, 2017
The UCSF Center for Community Engagement has bestowed its 2017 Excellence in Partnership Community Health and Policy Development Award to the Tipping Point Mental Health Initiative, a collaboration between Tipping Point Community and the UCSF Child Trauma Research Program.
Fruits and vegetables on forks
October 18, 2017
UC San Francisco experts on hunger, obesity and nutrition will present the eleventh annual sugar, stress, environment and weight (SSEW) symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at UCLA Ackerman Ballroom, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PT).
Matthew State, MD, PhD
October 16, 2017
Matthew State, MD, PhD, is one of three recipients of the 2017 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health given by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
California state seal
October 12, 2017
Among the 59 bills signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown this past weekend was Assembly Bill No. 1384, recognizing the UCSF Trauma Recovery Center at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center as the State Pilot Trauma Recovery Center (TRC).
MRI of a human head
October 12, 2017
A new UCSF–led study shows that failure to follow a basic principle of population science can profoundly skew the results of brain imaging studies, leading to errors that may be throwing off neuroscientists’ understanding of normal brain development.
Washington, DC
October 11, 2017
The 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) will be held Monday, October 23–28 in Washington, DC and numerous current and former UCSF faculty members and trainees will be in attendance.