UCSF Psychiatry News

Vanessa Hus Bal, PhD

Hus Bal receives Marquis Award for doctoral work

February 06, 2015
State Lab postdoctoral scholar Vanessa Hus Bal, PhD, was named as the newest recipient of the Marquis Award by the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry for her doctoral dissertation exploring the influence of non-Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) behaviors on the assessment and diagnosis of ASD in children.
ADOS-2 manual

STAR Center to offer ADOS-2 workshop

January 30, 2015

The UCSF STAR (Service, Training, Advocacy & Research) Center for ASD and NDDs will be offering an introductory/clinical workshop for the second edition of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute on February 28-March 2.

Patricia Areán, PhD

Areán to speak at IOM workshop on cognitive dysfunction in depression

January 27, 2015
Patricia Areán, PhD, has been invited by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous Systems Disorders to speak at its upcoming meeting on February 24 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.
Poster session participants

Experts review recent advances and share outlook for the future at UCSF Autism Symposium

January 26, 2015
UCSF hosted leading minds from Boston Children’s Hospital, Emory University, Harvard Medical School, MIT, Stanford University, Yale University, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Simons Foundation last week for a full-day seminar devoted to exploring progress in diagnostics, neuroimaging, therapeutics, genomics and neurobiology relating to autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Robert S. Wallerstein, MD

In Memoriam: Robert S. Wallerstein, MD

January 16, 2015
With the passing of Robert S. Wallerstein, MD, on December 21, 2014, a distinguished career as a psychiatrist, psychotherapy researcher, and psychoanalytic leader was brought to a close, leaving a legacy of a widened scope of theory and technique in the psychological sectors of psychiatry.
Victor I. Reus, MD

Reus elected as ACCME Vice Chair for 2015

January 14, 2015
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) announced that Victor I. Reus, MD, was elected 2015 Vice Chair of the ACCME during its most recent annual meeting of the Board of Directors in Chicago.
Karen Mu, MD, PhD

Mu named 2015 Metcalf Prize recipient by NC-ROCAP

January 13, 2015
Second-year CAP fellow Karen Mu, MD, PhD, has been selected by the Northern California Regional Organization of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (NC-ROCAP) as the recipient of the 2015 Aubrey W. Metcalf Memorial Prize for the best paper related to the mental health of children written by a medical student or psychiatric resident.
2015 Grand Rounds Trainee Research Award honorees

Four chosen as 2015 Grand Rounds Trainee Research Award honorees

January 12, 2015
Four department trainees have been selected to present their scholarship and research at Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds events later this year as part of a series designed to highlight the work of senior trainees at or near the end of their training and help launch their academic careers.

LEAD Program recruiting for second cohort

January 09, 2015
The Learning for Early Careers in Addiction and Diversity (LEAD) Program at SFGH, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), is designed to provide early-stage researchers from underrepresented racial/ethnic minority backgrounds in the fields of biomedical and behavioral sciences with the necessary skills and guidance to help them succeed as future investigators in the substance abuse treatment research field.
Autism Symposium

UCSF Autism Symposium to feature slate of local and national researchers

December 22, 2014
On January 21, 2015, UCSF will host a day-long symposium highlighting recent advances in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at Genentech Hall on the Mission Bay campus.