UCSF Psychiatry News

Jacobs and Epel
July 17, 2014
A brain region that is vital for memory and shrinks in Alzheimer’s disease patients also is likely to be smaller in those whose white blood cells have shorter DNA-protecting end caps – called telomeres – according to a study by Stanford and UCSF researchers published online July 14 in the journal JAMA Neurology.
Alexander and von Zastrow
June 09, 2014

Jeanne Leventhal Alexander, MD, and Mark von Zastrow, MD, PhD, have been selected as this year’s recipients of the Dr. J. Elliot Royer Award for outstanding contributions to psychiatry. The award was established by Oakland physician J. Elliott Royer after his death in 1962. His will specified the eligibility criteria, selection process, and amount of the annual award, which alternates each year between neurology and psychiatry.

May 02, 2014
The 167th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will be held Saturday, May 3 - Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in New York, NY. Numerous current and former UCSF Psychiatry faculty members and trainees will be in attendance, including many scheduled to contribute at one or more sessions.
Dunn
April 23, 2014
A project led by Laura Dunn, MD, is one of the first studies to provide an in-depth picture of what chaplains do in their work with patients and demonstrate the key contributions of chaplains to the interdisciplinary care of outpatients facing advanced cancer.
Cheyette
April 21, 2014
Ben Cheyette, MD, PhD, has been awarded a 2014 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
McBurnett
April 18, 2014
Keith McBurnett, PhD, recently spoke to the New York Times about the possible identification of a new disorder that could vastly expand the ranks of young people treated for attention problems.
Rene Cazenave Apartments
March 10, 2014

The UCSF Citywide RCA Support Services team, part of the Division of Citywide Case Management Services at SFGH, is providing comprehensive mental health, substance abuse, and case management services to the 120 residents of the Rene Cazenave Apartments, a new affordable housing development in San Francisco’s Transbay Redevelopment Area.

Morris N. Eagle, PhD
March 03, 2014

Noted psychoanalyst, educator, and author Morris Eagle, PhD, will be featured as the keynote speaker at this year’s Robert S. Wallerstein, MD Visiting Scholar Lectureship on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

George C. Stone, PhD
July 21, 2013
Professor Emeritus George C. Stone, PhD, has passed away at the age of 89.

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