UCSF Psychiatry News

Handgun and empty bullet casings on sand
February 28, 2018
Statements by policymakers, journalists, and others placing the blame for America's recent spate of mass shooting incidents solely on mental illnesses are diverting the nation from discussing more contributory factors, such as access to firearms, according to a new commentary written by two UCSF experts.
Samsung Galaxy S9
February 25, 2018
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have announced the launch of My BP Lab, a jointly developed smartphone research app to help users monitor their blood pressure and stress levels and obtain personalized insights for improving their daily health.
New chief residents
February 22, 2018
The UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has announced its new chief residents for the 2018-2019 academic year.
2018 Grand Rounds Trainee Research Award honorees
February 22, 2018
Four department trainees have been selected to present their scholarship and research at Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds events later this year as part of a series designed to highlight the work of senior trainees.
Newborn baby being held by a woman
February 13, 2018
A review of paid family and childbearing leave policies at a dozen of the nation’s top medical schools has revealed a wide disparity in the amount of time afforded to new parents by those academic institutions.
Patient getting checkup
February 02, 2018
Millions of Americans see their primary care physicians each year for checkups, diagnosis, and treatment for a myriad of physical concerns. Those same physicians are also increasingly acting as their patients’ primary or sole supplier of mental health care.
Rachel Nosheny, PhD
February 01, 2018
Research neuroscientist Rachel Nosheny, PhD, has joined the UC San Francisco Department of Psychiatry faculty as an assistant adjunct professor, effective Feb 1., 2018.
Rendering of microglia
February 01, 2018
In a new study published online in Science, a team of UCSF has shown that an immune signal named interleukin 33 (IL-33) plays a crucial role in allowing the brain to maintain the optimal number of synapses during the development of the central nervous system (CNS).
Mazen Kheirbek, PhD
January 31, 2018
Do your palms sweat when you walk down a poorly lit street at night? That feeling may be traced to the firing of newly identified “anxiety” cells deep inside your brain, according to new research from neuroscientists at UC San Francisco and the Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Female Brain poster
January 30, 2018
IFC Films has announced that The Female Brain, a relationship comedy motion picture loosely based on the 2006 book of the same name by UC San Francisco neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, MD, will be released in select theaters and available on-demand starting Friday, February 9, 2018.

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