UCSF Psychiatry News

Jeremy Willsey, PhD

Willsey joins department faculty

April 07, 2015
Researcher Jeremy Willsey, PhD, has joined the Department of Psychiatry faculty ranks as an Assistant Adjunct Professor, effective Tuesday, April 7.
Darrow, Ramo and Shen

Darrow, Shen join UCSF Psychiatry faculty; Ramo assumes new expanded role

April 01, 2015
The Department of Psychiatry will be welcoming a new faculty member this week, and two familiar faces will transition into new positions. All three individuals have appointments beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
Cole Hall

UCSF, UC Davis, Stanford to host Early Intervention in Psychosis Symposium

March 25, 2015
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry, Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are co-sponsoring a one-day symposium on Friday, April 3 with international experts in the field of early intervention for prodrome and first episode psychosis.​
Hippocrates statue

Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program selects 16 to join its Class of 2019

March 23, 2015

After receiving over 400 applications and interviewing more than 75 candidates, the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) announced that it will welcome 16 new residents into its Class of 2019. The incoming class, which will begin clinical work on June 21 after participating in orientation activities, is a highly diverse and accomplished group.

Nick Kanas

Two new works by Kanas explore the psychiatric implications of space exploration

March 20, 2015
Professor Emeritus Nick Kanas, MD, recently published two new science fiction novels exploring the psychiatric, psychological and sociological aspects of theoretical future space missions.
Mathalon and State

Mathalon and State named to BBRF’s list of 2014 major discoveries

March 20, 2015
Faculty researchers Daniel Mathalon, MD, PhD, and Matthew W. State, MD, PhD, have been recognized by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) with inclusion on the organization’s “10 Major Discoveries in 2014 by NARSAD Grantees” list.
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AHP to co-sponsor 2015 National Transgender Health Summit

March 19, 2015
The Alliance Health Project has joined with the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, and Pacific AIDS Education Training Center to sponsor the 2015 National Transgender Health Summit in Oakland on April 17-18, 2015. The landmark program will present cutting edge research and evidence-based educational sessions across many disciplines and is the premiere national conference in transgender health.
Brain Health Registry

B. Smith and the Brain Health Registry announce partnership to find cures faster for Alzheimer’s disease and all brain disorders

March 13, 2015
Renowned model, actress and restaurateur B. Smith and her husband, Dan Gasby, are partnering with the Brain Health Registry (BHR) in a new effort to help identify candidates online for clinical trials.
Beatrice Beebe, PhD

10th annual Wallerstein Lecture to be held April 8

March 12, 2015
Noted psychoanalyst, researcher, and author Beatrice Beebe, PhD, will be featured as the speaker at this year’s Robert S. Wallerstein, MD Visiting Lectureship on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy on Wednesday, April 8 from 1 – 5 p.m. in Cole Hall on the UCSF Parnassus Heights campus.
Carol Mathews, MD

New study finds mood and anxiety disorders common in Tourette patients emerge at a young age

March 09, 2015
A new study of Tourette syndrome (TS) led by researchers from the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has found that nearly 86 percent of patients who seek treatment for TS will be diagnosed with a second psychiatric disorder during their lifetimes, and that nearly 58 percent will receive two or more such diagnoses.