UCSF Psychiatry News

Adult hand holding an infant's hand
January 05, 2016
In celebration of the Child Trauma Research Program (CTRP)’s 20th anniversary, the program and the Department of Psychiatry are presenting a one-day seminar course, “Attachment and Trauma in Early Childhood: Embracing the Family in Clinical Practice, Research, and Public Policy,” on Friday, January 29, at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center.
James Sorensen, PhD
December 17, 2015
James L. Sorensen, PhD, received the 2015 Miracles Tribute award, honoring a professional for lifetime achievement and outstanding service in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders, from Constellation Behavioral Health's Alta Mira Recovery Programs in Sausalito, California.
MRI of the human brain
December 11, 2015
In the first functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study combining multimodal functional connectivity methods to investigate adolescent major depressive disorder (MDD), lead author Tiffany Ho, PhD, and senior author, Tony T. Yang, MD, PhD, from the UCSF Department of Psychiatry found evidence of hyperconnectivity in the default mode network of adolescent MDD during active emotional processing that persisted during resting-state conditions.
Victor I. Reus, MD
December 09, 2015
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) announced that Victor I. Reus, MD, has been elected Chair of the ACCME Board of Directors for 2016.
John R. McQuaid, PhD
December 07, 2015
Professor of Clinical Psychology John R. McQuaid, PhD, has been appointed Co-Director of Psychology for the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (LPPI) by institute director and UCSF Department of Psychiatry Chair Matthew W. State, MD, PhD.
Watching television
December 04, 2015
Watching a lot of TV and having a low physical activity level as a young adult were associated with worse cognitive function 25 years later in midlife, according to a new study led by Tina Hoang, MSPH, and Kristine Yaffe, MD, published online and in the January print issue of JAMA Psychiatry.
Illustration of hand touching a galaxy overlaid on a blank face
December 03, 2015
If successful, scientists will – for the first time – map the disrupted circuits in the brain that cause mood disorders, then restore them to health.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation logo
December 03, 2015
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation today announced grants totaling $5.4 million to 10 medical schools to establish a Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists within each of their institutions, including UCSF through a program administered by the university's Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI).
Brain illustration
November 17, 2015
The Atlantic Philanthropies is awarding UCSF and Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, $177 million to create the Global Brain Health Institute, a groundbreaking venture to stem the precipitous rise in dementia by training and connecting a new generation of leaders worldwide.
Nancy Adler, PhD
November 09, 2015
Nancy Adler, PhD, has been named as the recipient of the UCSF Academic Senate’s 15th Annual Faculty Research Lectureship – Clinical Science for her trailblazing research on socioeconomic determinants of health