A pair of resident physicians in the UC San Francisco Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program have been chosen to receive Fall 2017 Resident Clinical and Translational Research Funding Awards by the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).
Brian Anderson, MD, MSc, and Stefana Morgan, MD – both of whom are in the fourth year of residency and participants in the UCSF Psychiatry Research Resident Training Program – had their applications selected through a competitive process and are now eligible to receive up to $2,000 for qualified clinical and translational research expenses not covered by their mentor or other sources.
Anderson's project, “Psilocybin-Associated Group Therapy for Demoralization in Long-term AIDS Survivors” investigates the combined use of the naturally occurring psychedelic prodrug compound psilocybin and group therapy in improving the mental health of long-term AIDS survivors. Morgan, who is also the current chief resident for research, will use her funds to support “Training Health Care Professionals To Identify and Respond to Victims of Human Trafficking,” which aims to evaluate an online training module designed to train health care professionals to recognize and respond to human trafficing victims at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
About UCSF Psychiatry
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.
UCSF Psychiatry conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including UCSF campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System and UCSF Fresno.
About the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain.
The UCSF Weill Institute leverages UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments—Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurological Surgery—that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research, as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 15 basic-science departments, as well as the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a multidisciplinary research center focused on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.
UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area.