UCSF Psychiatry News

Poor health, stress in 20s takes toll in 40s with lower cognition

July 16, 2024
Higher inflammation in young adulthood linked to lower performance on processing speed and memory skills tests in midlife.

Prather appointed director of the UCSF Center for Health and Community

July 01, 2024
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has appointed accomplished clinician-researcher Aric A. Prather, PhD, as the new director of the Center for Health and Community (CHC), a local, regional, and national hub for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers committed to understanding and improving the social, psychological, and behavioral processes that drive health and health equity.

Lee named a 2024 Deeda Blair Research Initiative award recipient

June 25, 2024
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has named UC San Francisco physician-scientist Andrew Moses Lee, MD, PhD as one of three new recipients of awards given by the Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain.
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New study explores the transformative power of deep rest

June 13, 2024
Perpetual stress runs us down. But a truly restorative state that alters our bodies at the cellular level can counter this deterioration.

Feeling rough after your COVID shot? Congrats, it’s working!

June 11, 2024
Headache, chills, tiredness may be evidence of a supercharged defense, according to UCSF-led study.

Traumatic brain injury strikes 1 in 8 older Americans

May 31, 2024
Study finds that among Medicare enrollees, being healthier, wealthier, white and female may be associated with risk.b

Ford appointed president of the BBRF Scientific Council

May 15, 2024
UCSF/SFAHCS researcher Judith M. Ford, PhD, has been selected as president of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF)'s Scientific Council.
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Study offers clues to which people with HIV may experience suicidal thoughts

May 14, 2024
Substance use, anxiety, depression may be early indicators in the medical record, Kaiser Permanente research indicates.
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UCSF's Wan receives VA Psychology Leadership Award

May 13, 2024
UCSF faculty member and SFVAHCS psychologist Samuel Wan, PhD, was recognized by the Association of VA Psychologist Leaders (AVAPL) with the group's 2024 Russell B. Lemle Psychology Leadership Award.

When depression meds don’t work, this may help you turn the corner

May 09, 2024
Transcranial magnetic simulation is a noninvasive therapy for patients with depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.