UCSF Psychiatry News

Aditi Deshpande, PhD
December 05, 2017
Researchers at UC San Francisco have developed a new genetic model of autism, using neurons created in the lab from patients’ own skin cells.
UCSF Psychiatry logo
December 04, 2017
The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to welcome three child psychologists to its academic faculty this month.
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November 29, 2017
A pair of resident physicians in the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program have been chosen to receive Fall 2017 Resident Clinical and Translational Research Funding Awards.
Pregnant woman sleeping
November 22, 2017
Maternal stress during the second trimester of pregnancy may influence the nervous system of the developing child, both before and after birth, and may have subtle effects on temperament, resulting in less smiling and engagement, as well as diminished ability to regulate emotions.
Renée Binder, MD
November 21, 2017
UCSF's Renée Binder, MD, has been chosen as the 2018 recipient of the Isaac Ray Award by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
Volunteers
November 20, 2017
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry, along with the San Francisco chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), hosted a morning of reflection, discussion, and support on Saturday, November 18, for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
Neurons
November 16, 2017
The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences has awarded funding to 11 UC San Francisco scientists seeking to support the Institute’s mission to improve the lives of people with brain diseases and disorders through innovative projects that unite the scientific disciplines of neurology, psychiatry and neurosurgery.
Cell artwork
November 15, 2017
Nevan Krogan, PhD, is a mapmaker, but the object of his exploration is not any newfound continent or alien world. Instead, he and his colleagues map cells.
Hillman speaking
November 15, 2017
Noted military justice expert and scholar Elizabeth L. Hillman, PhD, JD, MA, spoke to UCSF Psychiatry faculty and trainees about the pervasive nature of sexual harassment in science, technology, and engineering, particularly in the fields of medical training and education during the 13th annual Dr. Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture in Cultural Competency and Diversity on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
Bengalese Finches
November 14, 2017
Researchers at UC San Francisco have shown how the Bengalese finch, a domesticated songbird, can learn to tweak its song in specific ways depending on context, which could shed light on how the human brain learns to apply different rules depending on the situation, and have implications for understanding human language and movement disorders.

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