UCSF Psychiatry News

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UCSF named top public university for graduate and professional psychiatry programs for 5th year in a row

May 11, 2023
UCSF's psychiatry program has once again been identified among the best in the nation, according to the latest rankings from in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of the best graduate and professional schools.
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Sleep phase can reduce anxiety in people with PTSD

May 03, 2023
A new study shows that sleep spindles, brief bursts of brain activity occurring during one phase of sleep and captured by EEG, may regulate anxiety in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Tolou-Shams recognized by Academic Senate for excellence in mentoring

April 17, 2023
The UC San Francisco Academic Senate has announced that Kilroy Realty Endowed Professor in Psychiatry Marina Tolou-Shams, PhD, has been selected to receive its 2023 Distinction In Mentoring Award for faculty at the rank of full professor.

Boccellari named Assembly District 19 Woman of the Year

March 30, 2023
Longtime UC San Francisco clinician, educator, and researcher Alicia Boccellari, PhD, has been named California State Assembly District 19 Woman of the Year by Assemblymember Phil Ting.

In memoriam: George Fein, PhD

March 21, 2023
Neurobehavioral researcher and longtime UCSF faculty member George Fein, PhD, passed away on February 23, 2023, at the age of 74.

Five DPBS faculty members appointed to endowed positions

March 21, 2023
Five of the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences' most highly accomplished faculty members have been appointed to endowed chairs and professorships in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments and to support future scholarly growth.
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UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program matches 16 for its Class of 2027

March 17, 2023
The UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) announced that it will welcome a full class of 16 new resident physicians into its Class of 2027.

Ihle to receive UCSF Health Exceptional Physician Award

March 15, 2023
UCSF neuroscientist and psychiatrist Eva C. Ihle, MD, PhD, has been named one of 16 recipients of the UCSF Health Exceptional Physician Award for the 2022-23 academic year.
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For anorexia patients, does distress rise with higher caloric intake?

March 15, 2023
A higher-calorie nutrition plan isn’t more distressing for hospitalized teens and young adults with anorexia than a lower-calorie plan, a new study led by UC San Francisco researchers found.

UCSF's Mardi Horowitz to deliver 2023 Wallerstein Lecture on April 12

March 10, 2023
The 17th Robert S. Wallerstein, MD Lectureship in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, featuring UCSF clinician-researcher Mardi Horowitz, MD, will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.