UCSF Psychiatry News

Molecular Psychiatry Association (MPA)

Molecular Psychiatry Association to host 3rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco

October 14, 2015
The Molecular Psychiatry Association (MPA) will host its 3rd Annual Meeting October 30-November 1 in San Francisco.
Jonathan Nye, MD

Nye honored for teaching excellence with UCSF Kaiser Award

October 13, 2015
Jonathan Nye, MD, has been named as one of the 2015 recipients of the UCSF Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching in recognition of his outstanding educational efforts in the inpatient care setting.
Helena Hansen, MD, PhD

2015 Dr. Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture to feature NYU's Hansen

October 09, 2015
New York Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Anthropology Helena Hansen, MD, PhD, will deliver the 2015 Dr. Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture in Cultural Competency and Diversity tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. as part of the Department of Psychiatry’s Grand Rounds series.
New faculty members

Three new faculty members join department, Woodard takes on new role

September 30, 2015
Three new faculty members will officially begin their academic appointments with the Department of Psychiatry on Thursday, October 1, as well as one current faculty member transitioning to a new position.

New autism genes are revealed in largest-ever study

September 28, 2015
In the largest, most comprehensive genomic analysis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) conducted to date, an international research team led by UCSF Psychiatry scientists has identified 65 genes that play a role in the disorder, 28 of which are reported with “very high confidence,” meaning that there is 99 percent certainty that these genes contribute to the risk of developing ASD.
Daniel Le Grange, PhD

New study finds teens with bulimia recover faster when parents are included in treatment

September 18, 2015
A new study led by Daniel Le Grange, PhD, challenges how clinicians have been historically trained to exclude the parents from treatment and counseling for adolescents with bulimia.
Weiss and Wolkowitz

Weiss, Wolkowitz to lead UCSF Depression Center

September 17, 2015
Following the retirement of UCSF Depression Center Director Stuart Eisendrath, MD, the UCSF School of Nursing’s Sandra Weiss, PhD, DNSc, and longtime department faculty member Owen Wolkowitz, MD, have been appointed as the center’s new co-directors.
Global health

New UCSF clinical fellowship to focus on global mental health

September 14, 2015
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry, in partnership with the HEAL Initiative, has begun accepting applications for a new two-year clinical fellowship in global mental health.
Felipe Jain, MD

Jain joins department faculty as Assistant Health Sciences Clinical Professor

September 14, 2015
Felipe Jain, MD, begins an academic appointment today with the UCSF Department of Psychiatry as an Assistant Health Sciences Clinical Professor and attending psychiatrist in the Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital's Adult Psychiatry Clinic.
Aric Prather, PhD

Researchers connect sleep loss to higher rates of illness

September 01, 2015
By Lisa Marie Potter and Nicholas Weiler | Originally published on UCSF News

A new study led by a UC San Francisco sleep researcher supports what parents have been saying for centuries: to avoid getting sick, be sure to get enough sleep.