UCSF Psychiatry News

Young boy with pregnant mother
July 18, 2016
With support from the Department of Psychiatry, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center has created the UCSF Family and Community Psychiatry Program (FCPP) at ZSFG, co-directed by Melissa Nau, MD, and Melanie Thomas, MD.
Leon "Lee" Jones, MD
July 14, 2016
Leon (Lee) Jones, MD has been appointed as a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Dean for Students for the UCSF School of Medicine, starting in September 2016
Robert W. Surber, MSSW
July 08, 2016
After battling cancer, Robert W. Surber, MSSW, passed away at the age of 71 in Kailua, Hawaii during the early morning of June 27, 2016.
Pair of open hands with a relief map of Africa superimposed on them
July 07, 2016
Driven by recognition that mental health issues impose an enormous disease burden on societies across the world, the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted a two-day series of events on April 13 and 14, 2016, during the World Bank International Monetary Fund Spring meetings in Washington D.C.
Constance M. Weisner, DrPH
July 06, 2016
In the first trial of an intervention focused on increasing alcohol and drug treatment patients’ engagement in their own health care, researchers found that the patients who received the full course of intervention sessions had greater involvement in managing their health and health care, as well as higher abstinence rates and longer treatment retention.
Marlene Guzman, MBA, MEd, MA
June 16, 2016
Following a nationwide search, the UCSF Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the appointment of Marlene J. Guzman, MBA, MEd, MA, as its new Associate Chair for Administration and Finance, effective June 27, 2016.
June 15, 2016
UCSF’s Office of Graduate Medical Education recognized two department members with a 2016 UCSF Excellence and Innovation Award in Graduate Medical Education yesterday at their fourth annual UCSF GME Celebration and QI Symposium.
Daniel Le Grange
June 08, 2016
Family therapy for 12- to 18-year-olds with anorexia nervosa, in which all household members participate and a meal is held in the clinician’s office, may be less effective than a streamlined model involving only the parents and without the family meal.
Andrew D. Krystal, MD
June 01, 2016
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew D. Krystal, MD, as Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Vice Chair for the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (LPPI), effective June 1, 2016.