Chair's Update February 2011

Tuesday, February 01, 2011


Jim Dilley, MDDilley Christina Mangurian, MDMangurian Jim Dilley, MD and Christina Mangurian, MD received a grant from Community Behavioral Health Services for the new UCSF/SFGH Public Psychiatry Fellowship to begin July 1, 2011.  Two full-time fellows will be hired as Clinical Instructors in this joint effort with CBHS.  Contact Dr. Dilley or Dr. Mangurian for additional information.


Demian Rose, MD, PhDRoseOmri Berger, Melissa Nau, and Demian Rose are quoted in an article entitled, “Schizophrenia and psychosis:  Early diagnosis, treatment are key, but stigma remains a barrier,” in the UCSF web-based Science Café on January 26, 2011.
Jennifer E. Boyd, PhDBoydBoyd, J. E., Katz, E. P., Link, B. G., & Phelan, J. C. (2010)  The relationship of multiple aspects of stigma and personal contact with someone hospitalized for mental illness, in a nationally representative sample.  Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 45, 1063–1070

Livingston, J. D., & Boyd, J. E. (2010)  Correlates and consequences of internalized stigma for 28,414 people living with mental illness:  A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Social Science and Medicine, 71, 2150-2161.

Lucksted, A., Drapalski, A., Calmes, C., Forbes, C., DeForge, B., & Boyd, J. (in press)  Ending self stigma:  Pilot evaluation of a new intervention to reduce internalized stigma among people with mental illnesses. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.

Susan M. Meffert, MDMeffert Dale McNiel, PhDMcNielRenée L. Binder, MDBinderMeffert, S. M. , Musalo, K., McNiel, D. E., & Binder, R. L. (2010)  The role of mental health professionals in political asylum processing.  Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 38(4), 479-89.

Kristine Yaffe, MDYaffe

Yaffe, K., Weston, A., Graff-Radford, N. R., Satterfield, S., Simonsick, E. M., Younkin, S. G., Younkin, L. H., Kuller, L., Ayonayon, H. N., Ding, J., & Harris, T. B.  (2011)  Association of plasma β-amyloid level and cognitive reserve with subsequent cognitive decline.  Journal of the American Medical Association, 305(3), 261-266.

John Q. Young, MD, MPPYoungStuart J. Eisendrath, MDEisendrathYoung, J. Q. , & Eisendrath, S. J. (2011)  Enhancing patient safety and resident education during the academic year-end transfer of outpatients:  Lessons from the suicide of a psychiatric patient. Academic Psychiatry, 35(1), 54-57.
Lowell Tong, MDTong

Young, J. Q. , Lieu, S., O'Sullivan, P., & Tong, L. (2011)  Development and initial testing of a structured clinical observation tool to assess pharmacotherapy competence. Academic Psychiatry, 35(1), 27-34.

Awards and Honors

Nancy Adler, PhDAdler

Nancy Adler, PhD was one of seven Institute of Medicine members elected by their peers to serve on the IOM's governing Council effective January 1, 2011.  The Council is the governing body of the IOM, and is responsible for approving studies undertaken by the IOM, overseeing the IOM's budget and investments, and guiding policy related to programs, relationships, and membership.

News from Clinical Faculty 


Robert Kertzner, MDKertzner

Kertzner, R. M., Meyer, I. H., Frost, D. M., & Stirratt, M. J. (2009)  Social and psychological well-being in lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals:  The effects of race, gender, age, and sexual identity.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79(4), 500-10.  

Stephen Walsh, MDWalsh

Stephen J. Walsh, MD was guest editor for the December issue of San Francisco Medicine, the journal of the San Francisco Medical Society circulated to 3500 practicing physicians in San Francisco.  The theme of the issue was "Psychiatry for Nonpsychiatric Physicians,” and included articles by several UCSF faculty on a variety of psychiatric matters relevant to primary care physicians and other care providers.


Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service