UCSF Psychiatry News

New and old myelin
February 11, 2020
UCSF scientists have discovered that mice quickly learn a fearful response to a situation perceived as threatening, but for such a conditioned response to become long-lasting requires brain cells to increase amounts of an insulating material called myelin, which may serve to reinforce and stabilize newly formed neural connections.
2020-2021 Chief Residents
February 10, 2020
The UC San Francisco Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has announced its new chief residents for the 2020-2021 academic year.
December 03, 2019
A project led by UCSF Weill Institute researchers has been selected by McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience to receive one of its four 2020 Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards.
Sandy and Joan Weill
November 12, 2019
With a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and the University of Washington have launched the Weill Neurohub, an innovative research network that will forge and nurture new collaborations between neuroscientists and researchers in an array of disciplines.
Torso of a pregnant woman
October 31, 2019
Evidence-based interventions to prevent depression in pregnant women and new mothers “could have an impact across generations,” says UCSF professor emeritus Ricardo F. Muñoz.
Survivor Day 2019
October 29, 2019
UCSF Psychiatry and with the San Francisco chapter of AFSP will host a morning of reflection, discussion, and support on Saturday, November 23, 2019, for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
Brightly colored beverages
October 28, 2019
A workplace ban on the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages led to a 48.5 percent average reduction in their consumption and significantly less belly fat among 202 participants in a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
Hinshaw
October 25, 2019
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation has selected Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, as the 2019 recipient of its Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research.
Yaffe
October 21, 2019
UCSF's Kristine Yaffe, MD, is among the 100 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
Chicago
October 11, 2019
The 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) will be held Monday, October 14—Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Chicago.

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