UCSF Psychiatry News


Hung named inaugural LPPI Director of Education

June 26, 2015
As part of the Department of Psychiatry's ongoing reorganization to integrate key missions that cut across the department's diverse clinical and research sites, Erick Hung, MD, has been named as the first Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute Director of Education, effective Wednesday, July 1.

Lowe to retire after 32 years at UCSF

June 22, 2015
Thomas L. Lowe, MD, has announced his retirement from UCSF, effective Monday, June 29.

Research finds key longevity hormone is lower in stressed and depressed women

June 19, 2015
Women under chronic stress have significantly lower levels of klotho, a hormone that regulates aging and enhances cognition, researchers at UC San Francisco have found in a study comparing mothers of children on the autism spectrum to low-stress controls.
Linda Pfiffner, PhD

Pfiffner named president-elect of ISRCAP

June 18, 2015
Linda Pfiffner, PhD, was recently elected as president-elect of the International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ISRCAP).

Study finds early behavior problems may be linked to ‘aging’ biomarkers in preschoolers

June 18, 2015
​Preschoolers with oppositional defiant behavior are more likely to have shorter telomeres, a hallmark of cellular aging, which in adults is associated with increased risk for chronic diseases and conditions like diabetes, obesity and cancer.
Stuart Eisendrath, MD

Retirement reception for Eisendrath to be held June 24

June 17, 2015
After four decades at UCSF as a resident, fellow and faculty member, Stuart Eisendrath, MD, will officially retire at the end of this month.

Department of Psychiatry graduation set for Friday, June 19

June 15, 2015
Sixty-four trainees, residents and fellows from 15 different programs will walk across the stage this Friday as part of the Department of Psychiatry’s 2015 Graduation Ceremony
Paul D. Cassidy, MBA, MS

Cassidy tapped as Department of Psychiatry CFO

June 12, 2015
Paul D. Cassidy, MBA, MS, has been selected as the Chief Financial Officer of the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, effective Monday, June 15.
Hands holding a paper cutout family

Fresh vision for fostering mental health inspires $50 million gift to UCSF

June 04, 2015
A new UCSF center at Mission Bay, scheduled to open in the spring of 2019, will offer a unique and powerful array of mental health services to Bay Area adults, children and families, as well as provide a base for research and training to advance the prevention and treatment of mental illness.