UCSF Psychiatry News

Brain and DNA illustration
May 03, 2017
A consortium of top researchers — led by scientists at UC San Francisco, Rutgers University, Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Florida, and Yale School of Medicine — has made a significant advance, identifying the first “high-confidence” risk gene for Tourette disorder as well as three other probable risk genes.
May 02, 2017
Colleagues, friends, and family packed Genentech Hall on the UCSF Mission Bay campus on April 28, 2017, for the inaugural Samuel Barondes Lecture.
Book award logo
April 27, 2017
A book written in part by UCSF's Benjamin Cheyette, MD, PhD, has been selected by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) as a recipient of a prestigious 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™.
Samuel Slipp, MD
April 27, 2017
Psychoanalyst, family therapist, and former Langley Porter resident Samuel Slipp, MD, died on April 24, 2017, at age 92.
Pedro Duran, MD
April 25, 2017
First-year psychiatry resident Pedro Duran, MD, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 PGY-1 Krevans Award by his peers and faculty members at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
Elyn R. Saks, JD, PhD
April 24, 2017
Legal scholar and mental health advocate Elyn R. Saks, JD, PhD, visited UCSF to talk about her own battle with schizophrenia, and how she eventually found a way to embrace "the three Elyns" with the help of therapy, medication, and supportive colleagues and friends.
April 21, 2017
Health psychologist and UCSF Professor of Psychiatry Elissa S. Epel, PhD, has been chosen to receive the Alliance on Aging Research's prestigious 2017 Silver Innovator Award for her groundbreaking work.
Hands holding alcohol and cigarettes
April 18, 2017
Young adults get more pleasure from smoking cigarettes while they are drinking alcohol than they do while using marijuana, according to new research conducted at UC San Francisco.
Cancer screening
April 17, 2017
Women enrolled in California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness have been screened for cervical cancer at much lower rates than other women
Oxytocin molecule
April 13, 2017
A new trial may hold new hope for these military personnel through treatment with oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the “love hormone.”