UCSF Psychiatry News

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UCSF Psychiatry Residency Training Program once again named among best in U.S. by physicians

July 23, 2019
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) is among the top psychiatry residency programs in the nation, according to new data released by physician social networking site Doximity.

$25M gift from Susan and Bill Oberndorf supports psychiatry, translational research

July 11, 2019
The Susan and Bill Oberndorf Foundation has made a new commitment of $25 million to UCSF Psychiatry in hopes of advancing translational research.

Kheirbek named a 2019 Pew Biomedical Scholar

June 14, 2019
Department of Psychiatry researcher and assistant professor Mazen A. Kheirbek, PhD, is one of two UCSF scientists who have been named 2019 Pew Scholars in the biomedical sciences.
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Bartley, Pennington named 2019 Watson Faculty Scholars

June 06, 2019
Christopher Bartley, MD, PhD, and David L. Pennington, PhD have been named as 2019 John A. Watson Faculty Scholars and recipients of the UCSF School of Medicine Dean's Diversity Funds Award
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UCSF faculty, trainees, and fellows to take part in the 172nd APA Annual Meeting

May 15, 2019
The 172nd Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will be held Saturday, May 18–Wednesday, May 22, 2018 at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.
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UCSF researchers discover the decision to explore is swayed by a distinctive type of neuron

April 30, 2019
In research published April 30, 2019 in Neuron, scientists led by Vikaas Sohal, MD, PhD found that mice were less likely to decide to venture into an exposed part of an elevated maze — something mice typically find quite scary — when cells in the prefrontal cortex called “VIP interneurons” were activated.

Bruns recognized with 2019 Krevans Award

April 10, 2019
First-year psychiatry resident Elizabeth Bruns, MD, MS, has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 PGY-1 Krevans Award in psychiatry by her peers and faculty members.

Third annual Barondes Lecture to be held April 22

April 01, 2019
The third annual Samuel Barondes Lecture will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019, in Genetech Hall’s Byers Auditorium on the UCSF Mission Bay campus.
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New study exploring the connection between short-term stress and resilience

March 22, 2019
Researchers at UCSF are launching a study to examine the impact of short-term positive-stress interventions, including breathing techniques, on mood and physiological health.
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UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program matches 16 for its Class of 2023

March 15, 2019
After receiving 780 applications and conducting interviews with 92 candidates over a 12-week period, the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) announced that it will welcome a full class of 16 new resident physicians into its Class of 2023.