UCSF Psychiatry News

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For dementia prevention, sleep quality in midlife matters more

January 03, 2024
UCSF-led study shows that tossing and turning may signal cognitive decline years later.
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How proteins interact may hold the key to future autism treatments

December 15, 2023
A cross-disciplinary collaboration at UC San Francisco has taken a new approach that has begun revealing, in detail, how a set of around 100 ASD genes may lead to serious developmental problems, often resulting in severe and profound autism that impacts as many as 20% to 30% of people on the spectrum.
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9 tips to cope with stress and cultivate joy this holiday season

December 12, 2023
Did you know that we often have more control over our feels and anxiety than we think?
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Epel, Weiner among most highly cited researchers in the world

December 06, 2023
UCSF faculty researchers Elissa Epel, PhD, and Michael Weiner, MD, are among the most influential individuals in their respective fields, according to the most recent analysis of research citations by the science and intellectual property company Clarivate.
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Can health, lifestyle changes protect elders from Alzheimer’s?

November 27, 2023
A landmark study shows cognitive improvements when participants keep active, sleep better, are socially engaged, and control blood pressure and diabetes.

UCSF's Sohal honored with ACNP Daniel H. Efron Research Award

November 15, 2023
The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) has named Vikaas S. Sohal, MD, PhD, as a winner of its 2023 Daniel H. Efron Research Award for outstanding basic research contributions to neuropsychopharmacology.

Memorial symposium honoring Jim Sorensen to be held Jan. 10

November 03, 2023
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will host a special academic symposium in honor of James L. Sorensen, PhD, a longtime UCSF faculty member, researcher, educator, and mentor who passed away earlier this year.
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UCSF and AFSP to host annual gathering for suicide loss survivors on November 18

October 23, 2023
UCSF, in partnership with 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 18, 2023, for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.

Cohen, Gorrell, Klein, and Mehtani named 2023 BBRF Young Investigator Grant recipients

October 20, 2023
Four UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences researchers—Joshua L. Cohen, MD, PhD; Sasha Gorrell, PhD; Alexandra Klein, PhD; and Nicky Mehtani, MD—have been awarded 2023 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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UCSF child and adolescent psychiatry experts to take part in the 70th AACAP Annual Meeting

October 18, 2023
The 70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) will be held October 23–28, 2023, in New York City. Numerous current and former UCSF faculty members and trainees will take part in the event.