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Lee and Wang named 2020 BBRF Young Investigator Grant recipients

October 02, 2020
Two UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences researchers — A. Moses Lee, MD, PhD, and Shuyu Wang, MD, PhD — have been awarded 2020 NARSAD 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.
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'Awe walks' boost emotional well-being

September 21, 2020
A new study found that older adults who took weekly 15-minute “awe walks” for eight weeks reported increased positive emotions and less distress in their daily lives.

Hinshaw receives National Academy of Medicine's Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health

September 15, 2020
The National Academy of Medicine has announced Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, as the recipient of the 2020 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, for basic and applied research on individuals with externalizing disorders, and for efforts to reduce mental illness stigma through youth-based programs and the promotion of humanization.
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Krystal, Randall named 2020 Royer Award recipients

August 18, 2020
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, announced today that Andrew D. Krystal, MD, MS, and Robin Randall, MD, MPH, have been selected as the recipients of the 2020 J. Elliot Royer Award in Psychiatry.

Mays to be honored for contributions to the practice of infant and early childhood mental health

August 14, 2020
UCSF's Markita Mays, LCSW, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of ZERO TO THREE's Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Emerging Leadership Award for Practice.
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UCSF once again ranked among top in the nation for adult psychiatric care by U.S. News & World Report

July 28, 2020
UCSF Medical Center and the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences have once again been recognized as one of the nation's top centers for adult psychiatry in the U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 Best Hospitals survey.

Mendes selected to receive 2020 SESP Career Trajectory Award

July 27, 2020
Sarlo/Ekman Endowed Chair in the Study of Human Emotion Wendy Berry Mendes, PhD, has been selected by the Society of Experimental Social Psychology as the 2020 recipient of its Career Trajectory Award.
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Older adults who can really smell the roses may face lower likelihood of dementia

July 20, 2020
Seniors who can identify smells like roses, turpentine, paint-thinner and lemons, and have retained their senses of hearing, vision and touch, may have half the risk of developing dementia as their peers with marked sensory decline.

Adler to be honored by IAPHS for contributions to improving population health and equity

July 07, 2020
The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) has chosen UC San Francisco researcher Nancy Adler, PhD, to receive its 2020 J. Michael McGinnis Leadership Excellence Award.

To let neurons talk, immune cells clear paths through brain’s ‘scaffolding’

July 06, 2020
A new study by UCSF scientists has identified a surprising new way that the brain’s immune cells help it form new memories.