UCSF Psychiatry News

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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.
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UCSF child and adolescent psychiatry experts headed to Canada for joint AACAP/CACAP Annual Meeting

October 11, 2022
The 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) will be held October 17–22, 2022, in Toronto.

UCSF's Ford honored by VA with Middleton Award

October 03, 2022
UC San Francisco and VA researcher Judith M. Ford, PhD, has been named a recipient of the 2022 William S. Middleton Award, the VA's highest annual honor for senior biomedical research scientists.
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Half of moms of kids with autism have high depressive symptoms

August 26, 2022
A new study from UCSF found that about 50% of all mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) had elevated levels of depressive symptoms over 18 months, while rates were much lower (6% to 13.6%) for mothers with neurotypical children in the same period.
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UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program once again named among the best in U.S. by physicians

August 24, 2022
The UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has once again been noted as one of the top psychiatry residency programs in the nation, according to new data released on July 25, 2022, by physician social networking site Doximity.