Chair's Update December 2010

Wednesday, December 01, 2010


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Derek Satre, PhD received an R01 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to examine brief interventions for alcohol and drug use among patients in treatment for depression at the Kaiser Permanente Department of Psychiatry in Hayward. The study will examine reductions in alcohol and drug use and depression symptoms, functional outcomes, as well as the impact of the intervention on health services utilization and cost effectiveness. Also supporting this project is a second grant from the Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program, which will support recruitment of additional participants.




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Jacobs, T. L., Epel, E. S., Lin, J., Blackburn, E. H., Wolkowitz, O. M., et al. (2010)  Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological mediators.  Psychoneuroendocrinology (published online October 29, 2010), doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.09.010 PubMed abstract

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Deen, S. R., Mangurian, C. & Cabaniss, D. L. (2010) Points of contact: Using first-person narratives to help foster empathy in psychiatric residents. Academic Psychiatry, 34(6), 438-41.

Mangurian, C., Goss, E., & Newcomer, J. (2010)  Metabolic screening and treatment preferences of Hispanic inpatients. Psychiatric Services, 61(11), 1162-3.

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Rose, D.,Stuart, B., Hardy, K., & Loewy, R. (2010). Re-envisioning psychosis: A new language for clinical practice. Current Psychiatry, 9(10), 23-28.

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Yaffe, K. (2010) Treatment of Alzheimer disease and prognosis of dementia: Time to translate research to results. Journal of the American Medical Association, 304(17), 1952-1953.


Awards and Honors

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Ricardo Muñoz, PhD—in a joint effort between the SFGH Department of Psychiatry and the School of Medicine Dean’s Office Information Services Unit—developed an iPhone application called UCSF/SFGH Stop Smoking. This was launched for the November 18 Great American Smoke-Out and was the first iPhone app generated by UCSF.

News from Clinical Faculty 


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Gartrell, N., & Bos, H. (2010) Adolescents of the USA national longitudinal lesbian family study:  Can family characteristics counteract the negative effects of stigmatization? Family Process, 49, 559–572. PubMed abstract

Gartrell, N., Bos, H., & Goldberg, N. (2010) Adolescents of the U.S. national longitudinal lesbian family study:  Sexual orientation, sexual behavior, and sexual risk exposure. Archives of Sexual Behavior, DOI 10.1007/s10508-010-9692-2 (published online 11/6/10 available on SpringerLink

Josh Gibson, MD was an invited keynote speaker at the Tomkins Institute's 2010 conference, presenting on “Emotion, memory and attachment: Essential neurobiology for promoting human connection.” 

James Reich, MD, MPH was given the Founders Award from the Association for Research in Personality Disorders for contributions to the field of personality disorders. 


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