UCSF Psychiatry News

Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD
October 01, 2014
UCSF Psychiatry researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges.
Goddard, Lau, Subramaniam
October 01, 2014
The Department of Psychiatry will be welcoming three new faculty members this week
Frimpong and Montgomery
September 29, 2014
The Learning for Early Careers in Addiction and Diversity (LEAD) Program at San Francisco General Hospital, directed by James Sorensen, PhD, and Carmen Masson, PhD, completed its first Summer Intensive Training Program with great success.
Doximity logo
September 11, 2014
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) is among the top ten psychiatry residency programs in the nation, according to a report released Wednesday by physician social networking site Doximity, in collaboration with U.S. News & World Report.
September 02, 2014
Andrew Booty, MD, has accepted the position of Director of Langley Porter Hospital & Clinics (LPPH&C) Intensive Services, effective September 5.
July 31, 2014
UCSF and the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) are awarding a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to an individual with exceptional creativity in studying the neuroscience of how high-level affective/motivational processing and learning interact, with an emphasis on outreach and community engagement.
Leonard I. Pearlin, PhD
July 24, 2014
Leonard I. Pearlin, PhD, an internationally renowned sociologist whose theory and research fundamentally shaped the sociology of mental health, medical sociology, and the sociology of aging and the life course, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, after a brief illness at the age of 89.
Jacobs and Epel
July 17, 2014
A brain region that is vital for memory and shrinks in Alzheimer’s disease patients also is likely to be smaller in those whose white blood cells have shorter DNA-protecting end caps – called telomeres – according to a study by Stanford and UCSF researchers published online July 14 in the journal JAMA Neurology.
Alexander and von Zastrow
June 09, 2014

Jeanne Leventhal Alexander, MD, and Mark von Zastrow, MD, PhD, have been selected as this year’s recipients of the Dr. J. Elliot Royer Award for outstanding contributions to psychiatry. The award was established by Oakland physician J. Elliott Royer after his death in 1962. His will specified the eligibility criteria, selection process, and amount of the annual award, which alternates each year between neurology and psychiatry.

May 02, 2014
The 167th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will be held Saturday, May 3 - Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in New York, NY. Numerous current and former UCSF Psychiatry faculty members and trainees will be in attendance, including many scheduled to contribute at one or more sessions.