UCSF Psychiatry News

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$20 million gift for new mood disorders program aims to advance treatments, erase stigma

November 04, 2015
A gift of $20 million from the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund to the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco will support research on mood disorders, aiming to rapidly advance the understanding and treatment of depression, bipolar disorder and related illnesses.
2015 Depression Event

UCSF Depression Center to host free community event on adolescent depression

November 02, 2015
The UCSF Depression Center and its Community Advisory Board, in partnership with the Department of Psychiatry and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will hold a free evening seminar on November 16 for parents, educators, clinicians, and other community members interested in learning more about adolescent depression.
Kaup and Yaffee

New study by Kaup and Yaffe may point to connection between forgetfulness and dementia

October 29, 2015
In a new study that followed older women for nearly 20 years, those who complained of memory lapses were more likely than others to later be diagnosed with mild thinking problems or dementia.
San Antonio

UCSF Psychiatry headed to San Antonio for 62nd AACAP Annual Meeting

October 16, 2015
The 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) will be held Monday, October 26 – Saturday, October 31, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas. Numerous current and former UCSF Psychiatry faculty members and trainees will be in attendance.
James Reich, MD, MPH

Reich named APA Distinguished Life Fellow

October 15, 2015
James Reich, MD, MPH, was awarded the status of Distinguished Life Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the association’s May 2015 annual meeting.
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.