UCSF Psychiatry News

Leadership
February 12, 2016
The UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has announced its new chief residents for the 2016-2017 academic year
Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
February 12, 2016
The 2016 Robert S. Wallerstein, MD Visiting Lectureship on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 1-5 p.m. in Cole Hall Auditorium on the UCSF Parnassus Heights campus.
Brain illustration
February 11, 2016
UCSF has received an unrestricted $25 million commitment from the Bill and Susan Oberndorf Foundation to advance basic research in psychiatry and the behavioral sciences. Over the next decade, this science promises to revolutionize our understanding of the most serious psychiatric illnesses, including autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, depression and anxiety.
Graphic art of a brain composed of tiny marijuana leaves
February 02, 2016
Marijuana use over time is associated with remembering fewer words from a list, but it did not appear to affect other areas of cognitive function in a study of men and women followed up over 25 years, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.
Mazen A. Kheirbek, PhD
February 01, 2016
Please join us in welcoming research neuroscientist Mazen A. Kheirbek, PhD, as he officially begins his appointment today as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.
A woman paying attention at a seminar
February 01, 2016
A capacity crowd filled the Fisher Banquet Room at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center on Friday, January 29, 2016, for a special day-long seminar course celebrating the 20th anniversary of the UCSF Child Trauma Research Program (CTRP).
Zebrafish
January 29, 2016
In an unexpected finding, an international team of scientists has discovered that estrogens reverse a striking behavioral abnormality in zebrafish carrying mutations in a gene known to cause autism in humans.
Sanders and State
January 28, 2016
An international research team led by UCSF Department of Psychiatry scientists has been recognized by Autism Speaks with inclusion on the organization’s “Top 10 Autism Research Papers of 2015” list.
Mother and baby daughter
January 27, 2016
A study of 35 families led by a UCSF Psychiatry researcher showed for the first time that the structure of the brain circuitry known as the corticolimbic system is more likely to be passed down from mothers to daughters than from mothers to sons or from fathers to children of either gender.
Markita Mays, LCSW
January 14, 2016
Clinical social worker Markita Mays, LCSW, has been selected through a competitive process as one of the twelve Dean’s Diversity Leaders for the UCSF School of Medicine’s Differences Matter initiative.

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