UCSF Psychiatry News

Constance M. Weisner, DrPH

Empowering addiction treatment patients to engage in health management may improve overall health and help avoid relapse

July 06, 2016
In the first trial of an intervention focused on increasing alcohol and drug treatment patients’ engagement in their own health care, researchers found that the patients who received the full course of intervention sessions had greater involvement in managing their health and health care, as well as higher abstinence rates and longer treatment retention.
Marlene Guzman, MBA, MEd, MA

NIMH's Guzman selected to become new Associate Chair for Administration and Finance

June 16, 2016
Following a nationwide search, the UCSF Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the appointment of Marlene J. Guzman, MBA, MEd, MA, as its new Associate Chair for Administration and Finance, effective June 27, 2016.

Feng and Salapare honored for GME work

June 15, 2016
UCSF’s Office of Graduate Medical Education recognized two department members with a 2016 UCSF Excellence and Innovation Award in Graduate Medical Education yesterday at their fourth annual UCSF GME Celebration and QI Symposium.
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.