UCSF Psychiatry News

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Langley Porter Clinic cornerstone laid 75 years ago

April 05, 2016
On April 5, 1941 - a typical, cool spring San Francisco day - dignitaries and guests gathered on an empty plot of land along Parnassus Avenue for the laying of the cornerstone of California's first modern neuropsychiatric institute.
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Horowitz, McNiel, State selected to deliver scientific program lectures at APA meeting

April 04, 2016
Three UCSF Psychiatry faculty members – Mardi J. Horowitz, MD; Dale E. McNiel, PhD, and Matthew W. State, MD, PhD – have been chosen by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to give lectures at its 2016 Annual Meeting in Atlanta this May. These invited lectures feature a small number of distinguished speakers discussing scientific and cultural topics, many of which extend beyond the usual limits of clinical psychiatry. UCSF is the only institution with multiple faculty members featured as scientific program lecturers this year.
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PTSD in veterans tied to worse heart health

April 01, 2016
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans is associated with worse vascular function, which can increase their risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death, according to researchers at UC San Francisco and the affiliated San Francisco VA Health Care System.
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UCSF Psychiatry in NIH funding top 10 for fourth consecutive year

March 31, 2016
​The UCSF Department of Psychiatry was ranked third among departments at public institutions and sixth among all recipients in psychiatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year 2015, according to annual figures released by the independent Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRI).

UC Regents approve preliminary plans for new UCSF neurosciences building

March 28, 2016
UC San Francisco (UCSF) is moving forward with plans to construct a new building at its Mission Bay campus to support its world-class neuroscience enterprise during a time of great opportunity for advancement in the field, following approval by the UC Regents on Thursday, March 24.
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UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program matches 16 to join its Class of 2020

March 23, 2016
After receiving over 500 applications and interviewing more than 75 candidates over a 12-week period, the UCSF General Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) announced that it will welcome 16 new residents into its Class of 2020.
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UCSF taps Maga Jackson-Triche to lead expansion of clinical mental health services

March 22, 2016
Following a nationwide search, the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and UCSF Health are pleased to announce the appointment of Maga E. Jackson-Triche, MD, MSHS, as the inaugural Department of Psychiatry Vice Chair for UCSF Health and Vice President for Adult Behavioral Health Services, UCSF Health, effective June 1, 2016.

Study: Trajectory of depressive symptoms more accurate at identifying dementia risk than individual assessments

March 17, 2016
In a new study published online by JAMA Psychiatry, a research team led by UCSF Psychiatry faculty members has found that patients with high-and-increasing depressive trajectories were almost twice as likely to develop dementia than those with minimal symptoms, even when accounting for other important factors.

SFVAMC opens same-day mental health clinic

March 17, 2016
The San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) has expanded its offering of mental health care services with the addition of a same-day clinic. The new clinic is an important part of SFVAMC's continuing efforts to reduce barriers for veterans seeking non-emergency, outpatient mental health care.
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UCSF ranked second nationally for drug and substance abuse research programs

March 16, 2016
The UC San Francisco School of Medicine was ranked second for drug and substance abuse research in this year’s U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate schools. The rankings also make UCSF the top public university for drug and substance abuse research in the nation.