Chair's Update November 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

New Recruitment

Eve Maremont, MD: staff psychiatrist, Consultation-Liaison Service, Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital & Clinics


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Patricia Arean, PhD is co-PI on a new National Library of Medicine grant called “Evidence-based expert system to assist in treatment of depression.”

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Stuart Eisendrath, MD and Daniel Mathalon, PhD, MD, as co-PIs, received an R01 to investigate fMRI imaging of “Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in treatment-resistant depression” from the NIH/National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  This grant will supplement Stu’s preexisting R01 on “RCT of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.”


Tom Neylan, MD, Shannon McCaslin-Rodrigo, PhD, and Gerard Choucroun, MSW worked with officers from the Grant Air Force Medical Center to develop a pilot program called Deployment Anxiety Reduction Training (DART), with the aim of taming the initial stress reaction to combat trauma in Afghanistan and preventing post-traumatic stress disorder from developing. See UCSF Science Cafe story.



Batki, S. L., Canfield, K. M., Smyth, E., & Ploutz-Snyder, R. (2010)  Hepatitis C treatment eligibility and comorbid medical illness in methadone maintenance (MMT) and non-MMT patients:  A case-control study.  Journal of Addictive Diseases, 29(3), 3259-3269.  PMID: 20635285

Canfield, K. M., Smyth, E., & Batki, S. L. (2010)  Methadone maintenance patients’ knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and experiences concerning treatment for Hepatitis C virus infection.  Substance Use and Misuse, 45(4), 496-514.  PMID: 20141461 PubMed abstract  

Funderburk, J. S., Sugarman, D. E., Maisto, S. A., Ouimette, P., Schohn, M., Lantinga, L., Wray, L., Batki, S. L., Nelson, B., Coolhart, D., & Strutynski, K. (2010)  The description and evaluation of the implementation of an integrated healthcare model.  Family, Systems and Health, 28(2), 146-160.  PMID: 20695672 PubMed abstract 

Karila, L., Weinstein, A., Aubin, H-J., Benyamina, A., Reynaud,  M., & Batki, S. L. (2010)  Pharmacological approaches to methamphetamine dependence:  A focused review.  British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 69(5), 578-592.  PMID: 20565449 PubMed abstract 

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Benitez, C. T., McNiel, D. E., & Binder, R. L. (2010).  Do protection orders protect?  Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 38(3), 376-385.



McCance-Katz, E. (2010)  Doctors and addiction:  Helping good People with a bad disease.  The Residents Report (Newsletter of the UCSF Office of Graduate Medical Education), Fall, 1-2, 17 Play podcast. Read PDF.

Awards and Honors

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Nancy Adler, PhD was awarded the David Rall Medal by the Institute of Medicine at its annual meeting on October 9 for distinguished leadership as a chair of a study committee or other such activities in a manner that is particularly exemplary, demonstrating a commitment substantially above and beyond the usual expectations of a committee chair.  On September 23 the IOM released the report "Women's health research: Progress, pitfalls, and promise," which Nancy chaired—it received national attention including her appearance on NBC Nightly News.

Barones AAAS 2010Sam Barondes, MD signing the ‘book’ at the induction ceremony of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, October 9, 2010, at Harvard—a big honor. UCSF Today story 

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Christopher Daley, MD was interviewed for "Beyond the Headlines," a program on local ABC affiliate KGO, which aired on October 10.  The topic was about the aftermath of the San Bruno fire.

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Judith Ford, PhD received the 2010 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychophysiology from the Society for Psychophysiological Research. This is a very prestigious award given to senior scientists who have made major contributions over the course of their careers to psychophysiology.

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Christina Mangurian, MD, Susan Voglmaier, MD, PhD, and Lauren Weiss, PhD were featured in the AAMC newsletter Group on Women in Medicine and Science—Watch (October 2010) in a spotlight of three psychiatry faculty in the same department with different training backgrounds—i.e., MD, MD/PhD, and PhD—who attended the Early Career Women Faculty Professional Develop­ment Seminar. newsletter PDF 

News from Clinical Faculty 

White, Stephen GStephen White, PhD is one of three co-authors (with Kostas Kotsavdakis and Reid Meloy) of an article entitled, "Female mass murder," accepted for publication in 2011 in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.


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