UCSF Psychiatry News

Upset child
June 22, 2017
Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study headed by UC San Francisco. But this prevalence may be more a reflection of similarity in symptoms than actual autism, according to the study’s researchers.
Anna Victoria Molofsky, MD, PhD
June 15, 2017
Department of Psychiatry researcher and faculty member Anna Victoria Molofsky, MD, PhD, is one of two UC San Francisco scientists who have been named Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences.
Russell B. Lemle, PhD
May 24, 2017
A UCSF psychologist received a unique accolade during last weekend's VA Psychology Leadership Conference – an award named after himself.
2130 Third Street rendering
May 19, 2017
The UC Board of Regents have approved plans for three new UC San Francisco building projects, including a new neuroscience building on the Mission Bay campus, as well as a new psychiatry building and student housing in the nearby Dogpatch neighborhood.
San Diego skyline
May 17, 2017
The 170th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will be held Saturday, May 20-Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the San Diego Convention Center.
UC seal
May 16, 2017
The UC Board of Regents will consider approving UC San Francisco’s new Child, Teen and Family Center during its meetings at UCSF Mission Bay this week.
John D. Rouse, MD
May 10, 2017
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry John Dashiell Rouse, MD, passed away peacefully at his home in San Francisco on April 26, after an illness of several months.
Female physician and patient
May 08, 2017
Of nearly 6,000 physician mothers surveyed by UC San Francisco researchers, almost 78 percent reported discrimination of any type. Forms of perceived discrimination ranged from disrespect and reduced pay to being overlooked for promotions or being held to higher performance standards.
Brain and DNA illustration
May 03, 2017
A consortium of top researchers — led by scientists at UC San Francisco, Rutgers University, Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Florida, and Yale School of Medicine — has made a significant advance, identifying the first “high-confidence” risk gene for Tourette disorder as well as three other probable risk genes.
Book award logo
April 27, 2017
A book written in part by UCSF's Benjamin Cheyette, MD, PhD, has been selected by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) as a recipient of a prestigious 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™.

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