UCSF Psychiatry News

Allison Doupe, MD, PhD

In Memoriam: Allison Doupe, MD, PhD

October 27, 2014

With the passing away of Professor Allison Doupe, MD, PhD, on Friday, October 24, of cancer, UCSF and biomedical science have lost a scholar of extraordinary intelligence and erudition and a campus leader. Allison Doupe was a psychiatrist and systems neuroscientist who became a leader of her field, the study of sensorimotor learning and its neural control.

Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD

Study first to use brain scans to forecast early reading difficulties

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

Goddard, Lau, Subramaniam join department faculty

October 01, 2014
The Department of Psychiatry will be welcoming three new faculty members this week
Frimpong and Montgomery

LEAD Program completes first summer training program

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.
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UCSF Psychiatry Residency Training Program named among best in U.S. by physicians

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.

Booty named LPPH&C Intensive Services director

September 02, 2014
Andrew Booty, MD, has accepted the position of Director of Langley Porter Hospital & Clinics (LPPH&C) Intensive Services, effective September 5.

Applications being accepted for the CCC-UCSF Neuroscience of Creativity Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

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

In Memoriam: Leonard I. Perlin, 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

UCSF, Stanford team link shorter telomeres to smaller hippocampus

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

Alexander, von Zastrow named Royer Award honorees

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.