UCSF Psychiatry News

J. Elliot Royer, MD
August 25, 2016
School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, announced today that Mel Blaustein, MD, and Owen Wolkowitz, MD, have been selected as the recipients of the 2016 J. Elliot Royer Award in Psychiatry.
Homeless man
August 17, 2016
A new UCSF report on an understudied population – older homeless adults – reveals that adverse childhood experiences have long-lasting effects.
August 17, 2016
A new book aims to provide parents with an easy-to-understand approach to changing their children’s mindset and behavior by introducing simple, powerful concepts to keep their child motivated.
Alan Z. Skolnikoff, MD
August 11, 2016
Alan Zachary Skolnikoff, MD, exceptional human being and noted psychoanalyst, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his San Francisco home on July 17, 2016.
Grewal on couch
August 09, 2016
As with cancer and HIV in the past, today's pervasive social stigma around mental illness comes at a high cost: millions of Americans go untreated because of misconceptions and shame.
Young boy with pregnant mother
July 18, 2016
With support from the Department of Psychiatry, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center has created the UCSF Family and Community Psychiatry Program (FCPP) at ZSFG, co-directed by Melissa Nau, MD, and Melanie Thomas, MD.
Leon "Lee" Jones, MD
July 14, 2016
Leon (Lee) Jones, MD has been appointed as a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Dean for Students for the UCSF School of Medicine, starting in September 2016
Robert W. Surber, MSSW
July 08, 2016
After battling cancer, Robert W. Surber, MSSW, passed away at the age of 71 in Kailua, Hawaii during the early morning of June 27, 2016.
Pair of open hands with a relief map of Africa superimposed on them
July 07, 2016
Driven by recognition that mental health issues impose an enormous disease burden on societies across the world, the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted a two-day series of events on April 13 and 14, 2016, during the World Bank International Monetary Fund Spring meetings in Washington D.C.