The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences was ranked third among departments at public institutions and 10th among all recipients in psychiatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year 2021
UCSF Psychiatry News
February 15, 2022
February 01, 2022
A UCSF-developed tool to detect early signs of literacy weaknesses that could lead to dyslexia got a boost in the California governor’s recent budget proposal, and could be in widespread use in the state’s public schools by 2023.
January 31, 2022
Victor I. Reus, MD, has been selected by the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP) to receive the group's 2022 Distinguished Service Award.
January 11, 2022
Neuroscience researchers Helen Willsey, PhD, and Edward Chang, MD, were among the 29 UCSF faculty members named to the second cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators.
New oral history explores the life and career of pioneering psychiatrist and neuroscientist Samuel Barondes
January 03, 2022
The UC Berkeley Bancroft Library's Oral History Center has released a new comprehensive oral history chronicling the life and career of Jeanne and Sanford Robertson Endowed Chair and Chair Emeritus Samuel Barondes, MD.
December 17, 2021
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences mourns the passing and celebrates the life of Dr. Jeree H. Pawl, who passed away peacefully on November 19, 2021.
December 15, 2021
A digital version of cognitive behavioral therapy, or dCBT, that previously had been shown to reduce insomnia during pregnancy may also prevent postpartum depression and reduce insomnia and anxiety in women up to six months after they give birth, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF.
December 01, 2021
Sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone have a profound influence on our bodies. That influence extends to our brains and, to some extent, how we think, feel, and act. The result is the premise of pretty much every romantic comedy ever made: Sometimes men and women confound each other.
UCSF partners with Mayor Breed’s Opportunities for All initiative to create new mental health care workforce development program for youth and young adults
October 26, 2021
CHANGE SF is a new program that will provide paid work-based learning opportunities for youth and young adults in the fields of mental and behavioral health and psychiatry.
October 25, 2021
Suicidal thoughts, “paranoia-like fears,” delusions and “foggy brain” have been identified in three adolescents who had mild or asymptomatic COVID-19. Now, a new study into their immune responses identifies a potential mechanism by which these symptoms emerged.