UCSF Psychiatry News

Daniel Le Grange

Parents-only therapy may be optimal in treating adolescent anorexia nervosa

June 08, 2016
Family therapy for 12- to 18-year-olds with anorexia nervosa, in which all household members participate and a meal is held in the clinician’s office, may be less effective than a streamlined model involving only the parents and without the family meal.
Andrew D. Krystal, MD

Noted sleep disorders researcher Andrew Krystal joins UCSF as Vice Chair for Research

June 01, 2016
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew D. Krystal, MD, as Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Vice Chair for the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (LPPI), effective June 1, 2016.
Bryan H. King, MD, MBA

King selected to lead UCSF's continued expansion of child and adolescent mental health services

May 27, 2016
Following a national search, the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan H. King, MD, MBA, as Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for UCSF Health, as well as Vice President for Child Behavioral Health Services at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, effective August 1, 2016.
Lisa Gunaydin, PhD

Neuroscientist Gunaydin joins UCSF faculty

May 16, 2016
Neuroscience researcher Lisa Gunaydin, PhD, has joined the Department of Psychiatry as an assistant professor in residence, along with a joint appointment at the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Her academic appointment begins today, May 16.
Peter M. Ferren, MD, MPH

UCSF-CMC Partnership in Child Psychiatry Training making a positive impact for children in India

May 10, 2016
Last month, UCSF Professor of Psychiatry Peter M. Ferren, MD, MPH, made his eighth visit since 2007 to Vellore, India, where he serves as a volunteer clinical faculty member in the Christian Medical College (CMC)'s Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Unit.

UCSF Psychiatry headed to Atlanta for the 169th APA Annual Meeting

May 09, 2016
The 169th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will be held Saturday, May 14-Wednesday, May 18, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lieberman to be honored by World Association for Infant Mental Health

May 02, 2016
UCSF Child Trauma Research Program Director and Department of Psychiatry Vice Chair Alicia Lieberman, PhD, has been chosen by the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) as the 2016 recipient of the organization’s René Spitz Award for her lifetime contributions to clinical and empirical research on topics related to infant mental health.
Michael Brainard, PhD, and John L.R. Rubenstein, MD, PhD

Brainard and Rubenstein elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 20, 2016
UC San Francisco neuroscientists and Department of Psychiatry faculty members Michael Brainard, PhD, and John L.R. Rubenstein, MD, PhD, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Film posters

Short films about Tourette's syndrome and tic disorders to be screened at Mission Bay

April 19, 2016
Two short films about Tourette's syndrome and tic disorders will be screened next week on the UCSF Mission Bay Campus.
Atlanta skyline

UCSF Psychiatry to be well-represented at the 71st Society of Biological Psychiatry Annual Meeting

April 11, 2016
​The 71st Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP) will be held Thursday, May 12 - Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia.