UCSF Psychiatry News

UCSF Psychiatry Grand Rounds

2016-2017 Grand Rounds series schedule announced

August 26, 2016
The 2016-2017 UCSF Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds series will kick off on Tuesday, September 13 with a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series event featuring the University of Pittsburgh’s Neal D. Ryan, MD.
Runners at Crissy Field

San Francisco 5K aimed at fighting stigma surrounding mental health issues

August 25, 2016
On Sunday, September 25, runners will line up along San Francisco's picturesque Crissy Field and take part in a five-kilometer race that's about more than just bragging rights for the winner.
J. Elliot Royer, MD

Blaustein, Wolkowitz named 2016 Royer Award recipients

August 25, 2016
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, announced today that Mel Blaustein, MD, and Owen Wolkowitz, MD, have been selected as the recipients of the 2016 J. Elliot Royer Award in Psychiatry.
Homeless man

New study shows association between early life experiences and poor mental health outcomes

August 17, 2016
A new UCSF report on an understudied population – older homeless adults – reveals that adverse childhood experiences have long-lasting effects.

New book uses coaching techniques behind top-tier athletes to help children with ADHD

August 17, 2016
A new book aims to provide parents with an easy-to-understand approach to changing their children’s mindset and behavior by introducing simple, powerful concepts to keep their child motivated.
Alan Z. Skolnikoff, MD

In Memoriam: Alan Z. Skolnikoff, MD

August 11, 2016
Alan Zachary Skolnikoff, MD, exceptional human being and noted psychoanalyst, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his San Francisco home on July 17, 2016.
Grewal on couch

Eliminating stigma is key to effectively treating mental illness

August 09, 2016
As with cancer and HIV in the past, today's pervasive social stigma around mental illness comes at a high cost: millions of Americans go untreated because of misconceptions and shame.
Young boy with pregnant mother

UCSF Family and Community Psychiatry Program launches at ZSFG

July 18, 2016
With support from the Department of Psychiatry, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center has created the UCSF Family and Community Psychiatry Program (FCPP) at ZSFG, co-directed by Melissa Nau, MD, and Melanie Thomas, MD.
Leon "Lee" Jones, MD

Jones returns to UCSF to become SOM Associate Dean for Students

July 14, 2016
Leon (Lee) Jones, MD has been appointed as a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Dean for Students for the UCSF School of Medicine, starting in September 2016