UCSF Psychiatry News

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.
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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.
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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.
Porter, Olson and Sproul at the LPC cornerstone laying ceremony

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.
Maga E. Jackson-Triche, MD, MSHS

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.