UCSF Psychiatry News

Cigarette in the hand of a teenager

New research shows even light-smoking teens are likely to use alcohol and marijuana

December 13, 2016
In a UC San Francisco study of 176 adolescent smokers in San Francisco, 96 percent reported using at least two substances other than cigarettes.
Female soldier

Study finds killing in war leaves veterans with lasting psychological scars

December 13, 2016
Killing in war often triggers a moral conflict in veterans that can damage their self-image, relationships and spirituality, according to a study by UCSF researchers.
Jonathan Flint, MD

UCSF Depression Center to host public talk on depression, personality, and genetics

November 29, 2016
The UCSF Depression Center will host a free evening seminar on December 14, for patients, family members, clinicians, and other community members interested in learning more about how mental health professionals are using genetics to understand who we are.
Ricardo F. Muñoz, PhD

Digital mental health pioneer Muñoz named AAAS Fellow

November 21, 2016
Professor Emeritus of Psychology Ricardo F. Muñoz, PhD, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
A glass of soda

Study links shorter sleep and sugar-sweetened drink consumption

November 09, 2016
People who sleep five or fewer hours a night are likely to also drink significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, such as sodas and energy drinks.
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UCSF Psychiatry to host 2016 International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event on November 19

November 07, 2016
The University of California, San Francisco Department of 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 19, 2016, for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
Margolis and Mason

Margolis, Mason join UCSF Psychiatry faculty

November 01, 2016
Two new faculty members have recently officially begun their academic appointments with the Department of Psychiatry. Please join us in welcoming both of these new colleagues to our faculty ranks.
An apple and a doughnut

UCSF symposium looks at breaking the junk food habit

November 01, 2016
Do you find yourself craving ice cream, intoxicated by an image of french fries or unable to resist the candy jar at a co-worker’s desk? Research shows you’re not alone.
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Four Psychiatry faculty members among inaugural UCSF Weill Innovation, Scholar Award recipients

October 27, 2016
The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences has named the first recipients of the UCSF Weill Innovation and Scholar Awards as part of the institute’s goal to support high-risk, high-reward research.
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UCSF Psychiatry headed to New York for 63rd AACAP Annual Meeting

October 19, 2016
The 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) will be held Monday, October 24 – Saturday, October 29, 2016 in New York, and numerous current and former UCSF Psychiatry faculty members and trainees will be in attendance.