Doughan recognized for excellence in teaching by American Psychological Association

By Nicholas Roznovsky

UC San Francisco Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Jeremy Doughan, PsyD, has been chosen to receive the 2017 Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award by the American Psychological Association (APA)'s Division 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology). 

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology's Teaching Excellence awards recognize the contributions of psychology educators working at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. Doughan is the first UCSF faculty member to receive a teaching award from APA Division 2.

The Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award specifically honors sustained excellence in teaching psychology by individuals who teach part-time at academic institutions. Honorees are chosen based on their ability to teach effectively, stimulate student interest and advancement in the field, commitment to student learning and intellectual growth, and advancement of their own professional identity as a psychology educator.

In addition to his academic role at UCSF, Doughan is a staff psychologist in the Division of Geropsychiatry at the San Francisco VA Medicial Center and an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of San Francisco. 

About UCSF Psychiatry

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.

UCSF Psychiatry conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including UCSF campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System and UCSF Fresno.

About the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain.

The UCSF Weill Institute leverages UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments—Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurological Surgery—that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research, as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 15 basic-science departments, as well as the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a multidisciplinary research center focused on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

About UCSF

UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area.