UCSF Psychiatry News

Vikaas Sohal, MD, PhD

Abnormal brain rhythms tied to problems with thinking in schizophrenia

March 06, 2015
By studying specially bred mice with specific developmental and cognitive traits resembling those seen in schizophrenia, UC San Francisco researchers have provided new evidence that abnormal rhythmic activity in particular brain cells contributes to problems with learning, attention, and decision-making in individuals with that disorder.

RTP selects chief residents for 2015-2016

March 03, 2015
The Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has announced its new chief residents for the 2015-2016 academic year.
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Citywide Case Management celebrates 30th anniversary

March 02, 2015
Congratulations to the Citywide staff on three decades of dedicated service to the people and city of San Francisco!
Joshua Woolley, MD, PhD

Woolley awarded grant to study the role of oxytocin in team cohesion in military settings

February 26, 2015
Joshua Woolley, MD, PhD, and colleagues were recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, a branch of the Department of Defense, to explore the potential benefits of oxytocin administration to unit cohesion and group dynamics in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets and healthy civilians.

New research explores the effectiveness of mental health courts in preventing violence

February 25, 2015
As mental health courts (MHCs) increasingly accept cases involving more serious charges, are they effective at reducing the risk of future violence incidents among persons with mental disorders?
Nancy Adler, MD

NEJM Perspective piece co-authored by Adler calls on EHRs to incorporate social and behavioral data

February 23, 2015
A commentary co-authored by Nancy Adler, PhD, and Vanderbilt University’s William W. Stead, MD, calls on electronic health records (EHR) vendors to incorporate social and behavioral data into their products, health systems to adopt its use, and clinicians to incorporate the newly available information into their care of patients
Allison J. Doupe, MD, PhD

Doupe honored by colleagues and friends at Memorial Symposium

February 20, 2015
Colleagues, family and friends of Allison J. Doupe, MD, PhD, gathered on Friday, January 23 on the UCSF Mission Bay campus to the celebrate the life and career of the late professor, Vice Chair for Basic Science Research and director of the Center for Integrative Neuroscience.
Laura Dunn, MD

Dunn appointed to IOM committee on Social Security policies

February 20, 2015
Laura Dunn, MD, has been appointed as a member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee to Evaluate the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Capability Determination Process for Adult Beneficiaries.
Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD

Hoeft to speak on the neuroscience of learning differences

February 19, 2015
Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, will speak to Bay Area parents and other adults about using an integrated approach in understanding learning differences during a special seminar on Thursday, February 26 at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.
Mark di Suvero’s “Dreamcatcher”

Di Suvero’s “Dreamcatcher” added to the Mission Bay landscape

February 13, 2015
Thanks to the generosity of longtime UCSF supporters Jeanne and Sandy Robertston, and the efforts of the UCSF Mission Bay Art Committee chaired by Samuel Barondes, MD, a new artistic monument stands prominently on the Mission Bay campus.