UCSF Psychiatry News

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How Citywide’s ‘magic’ supports clients with serious mental illness

May 26, 2023
Citywide Case Management, a 43-year-old program located in the city’s Mission district, serves clients with serious mental illness.
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UCSF faculty, trainees, and fellows to take part in the 2023 APA Annual Meeting

May 18, 2023
The 175th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will be held Saturday, May 20–Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at San Francisco's George R. Moscone Convention Center, marking the organization's first gathering in the Bay Area since 2019.

Lieberman recognized for service to UCSF SOM with Holly Smith Award

May 17, 2023
Longtime UC San Francisco professor and child trauma researcher Alicia Lieberman, MD, has been named one of this year's recipients of the Holly Smith Award for Exceptional Service to the UCSF School of Medicine.
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New Oakland pediatric mental health center expands care for kids

May 17, 2023
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has opened its first stand-alone outpatient mental health services building dedicated to children and youth, as part of its ongoing efforts to address the rising need for pediatric mental health services in Oakland and the region.
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UCSF named top public university for graduate and professional psychiatry programs for 5th year in a row

May 11, 2023
UCSF's psychiatry program has once again been identified among the best in the nation, according to the latest rankings from in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of the best graduate and professional schools.
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Sleep phase can reduce anxiety in people with PTSD

May 03, 2023
A new study shows that sleep spindles, brief bursts of brain activity occurring during one phase of sleep and captured by EEG, may regulate anxiety in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Tolou-Shams recognized by Academic Senate for excellence in mentoring

April 17, 2023
The UC San Francisco Academic Senate has announced that Kilroy Realty Endowed Professor in Psychiatry Marina Tolou-Shams, PhD, has been selected to receive its 2023 Distinction In Mentoring Award for faculty at the rank of full professor.

Boccellari named Assembly District 19 Woman of the Year

March 30, 2023
Longtime UC San Francisco clinician, educator, and researcher Alicia Boccellari, PhD, has been named California State Assembly District 19 Woman of the Year by Assemblymember Phil Ting.

In memoriam: George Fein, PhD

March 21, 2023
Neurobehavioral researcher and longtime UCSF faculty member George Fein, PhD, passed away on February 23, 2023, at the age of 74.

Five DPBS faculty members appointed to endowed positions

March 21, 2023
Five of the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences' most highly accomplished faculty members have been appointed to endowed chairs and professorships in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments and to support future scholarly growth.