UCSF Psychiatry News


Mangurian appointed SOM Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs

December 02, 2022
UCSF School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, has announced the appointment of Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS, as the school's Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, effective January 1, 2023.

UCSF's Yaffe honored for contributions to VA clinical research with 2022 Barnwell Award

November 30, 2022
UCSF researcher Kristine Yaffe, MD, has been named the 2022 John B. Barnwell Award recipient in recognition of her significant contributions as a leader in the field of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
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Three DPBS researchers amongst most influential in the world

November 30, 2022
DPBS faculty researchers Nancy Adler, PhD; Elissa Epel, PhD; and Kristine Yaffe, MD, rank in the top 1 percent for impact in their fields, according to a new analysis of research citations by science and intellectual property company Clarivate.
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Prenatal wellness classes cut moms’ depression in half up to 8 years later

November 29, 2022
A low-cost, prenatal intervention benefits mothers’ mental health up to eight years later, a new UCSF study finds.
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$147M grant will address imbalances in Alzheimer’s study

November 01, 2022
The Northern California Institute for Research and Education, which partners with UC San Francisco and the San Francisco VA Medical Center, has been awarded a five-year, $147 million grant that will expand diversity among Alzheimer’s disease research participants.
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UCSF to host annual International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day gathering on November 19

October 28, 2022
The UC San Francisco Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, in partnership with the Greater San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), will host a morning of reflection, discussion, and support on Saturday, November 19, 2022, for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.

Mental health experts fear abortion restrictions will harm marginalized groups

October 27, 2022
In a new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), a group led by UC San Francisco and UC Davis researchers describe how abortion restrictions will disproportionately harm the mental health of pregnant people from historically marginalized groups.
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UCSF welcomes Ashley Biden

October 24, 2022
Ashley Biden, MSW, social worker and justice reform advocate, was welcomed to UCSF by colleagues and representatives from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and community organizations supporting victims of violent crime.

Fortuna recognized for contributions to child psychiatry and social medicine

October 21, 2022
UC San Francisco professor Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, MDiv, has been selected to receive the 2022 Frances J. Bonner, MD Award by the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry in recognition of her work in the fields of child psychiatry and social medicine.
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Kastner and Phensy named 2022 BBRF Young Investigator Grant recipients

October 14, 2022
Two UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences researchers — David B. Kastner, MD, PhD, and Aarron J. Phensy, PhD — have been awarded 2022 Young Investigator Grants by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) in recognition of their work as promising young scientists conducting innovative, cutting-edge neurobiological and psychiatric research.