UCSF Psychiatry News

Lisa Gunaydin, PhD
February 08, 2017
Neuroscience researcher Lisa Gunaydin, PhD, was among the 15 UC San Francisco faculty members named to the first cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators earlier this week.
Woman smelling flower
February 03, 2017
Poor performance on a simple odor identification test was associated with a significantly increased risk of developing dementia years later, in a study of more than 2,400 older adults.
Pouring pills from a bottle into an open hand
January 31, 2017
A new study from UCSF emphasizes the ongoing need for clinicians to be aware of the potential risks when they prescribe antidepressants and other drugs.
Stephen Hinshaw, PhD
January 31, 2017
Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, has been selected by the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) to receive a Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award, one of the organization's highest honors.
2017 award recipients
January 30, 2017
Four department trainees have been selected to present their scholarship and research at special Grand Rounds events later this year as part of a series designed to highlight the work of senior residents and fellows.
Daniel Le Grange, PhD
January 26, 2017
Daniel Le Grange, PhD, has been selected for induction into the Eating Disorder Recovery Support (EDRS) Hall of Fame in recognition of his work advancing eating disorder treatments for adolescents.
January 26, 2017
Distinct sets of genetic defects in a single neuronal protein can lead either to infantile epilepsy or to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), according to a new study.
Gene illustration
January 23, 2017
A pair of new studies suggest that genetic variants that have distinct effects on physical traits are also linked to men’s and women’s risk for a range of diseases – including autism, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and others.
Finger being pricked for blood
January 17, 2017
People with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depression with psychosis may be up to 15 times more likely than the general population to be HIV positive, but are only marginally more likely to be tested for the virus.
Bridges Curriculum diagram
January 13, 2017
Faculty members Caitlin Hasser, MD, and Alissa Peterson, MD, have been selected as members of the second cohort of medical student coaches for the UCSF School of Medicine Bridges Curriculum