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UCSF experts to take part in the 68th AACAP Annual Meeting

October 18, 2021
The 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) will be held virtually October 18–30, 2021, and numerous current and former UCSF faculty members and trainees will take part in this year's event.
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Treating severe depression with on-demand brain stimulation

October 04, 2021
UCSF Health physicians have successfully treated a patient with severe depression by tapping into the specific brain circuit involved in depressive brain patterns and resetting them using the equivalent of a pacemaker for the brain.
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Happiness in early adulthood may protect against dementia

September 28, 2021
While research has shown that poor cardiovascular health can damage blood flow to the brain increasing the risk for dementia, a new study led by UC San Francisco indicates that poor mental health may also take its toll on cognition.
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UCSF ranked among top in the nation for adult psychiatric care for the seventh year in a row

July 26, 2021
For the seventh year in a row, UCSF Medical Center and the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences have been recognized as one of the nation's top centers for adult psychiatry in the U.S. News & World Report 2021-2022 Best Hospitals survey.
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UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program named among the five best in U.S. by physicians

July 20, 2021
The UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has once again been noted as one of the top psychiatry residency programs in the nation, according to new data released on July 20, 2021, by physician social networking site Doximity.
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Campaign aims to increase mental health resilience in the UCSF community

June 23, 2021
Disability – and specifically mental health challenges – touches or will touch many people at some point in their lives. The goal of the Faces of Ability II – Mental Health Resilience campaign is to humanize and bring attention to mental health.
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Abram selected as a 2021 Grunfeld Scholar

May 28, 2021
Postdoctoral research fellow Samantha Abram, PhD, has been named as one of four promising medical researchers selected to participate in the Grunfeld Scholars Research Development Initiative by the San Francisco VA Health Care System.
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Feeling reentry anxiety? Expert advice on navigating COVID-19 reopenings

May 24, 2021
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue, and cities and states move toward full reopening, many people are feeling reentry anxiety – an uneasiness about returning to the old normal of schools and offices, hugs and handshakes, and social gatherings large and small.
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New UCSF Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building will stand as a statement against stigma

May 12, 2021
The striking new home for UC San Francisco’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will radically transform the clinical setting, enhance patient care, training and research, and offer a unique and powerful array of mental and physical health services for patients at a time when the nation is confronting unprecedented challenges and ongoing stigma associated with mental health treatment.
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Bartley named an inaugural Deeda Blair Research Initiative award recipient

May 04, 2021
UCSF's Christopher Bartley, MD, PhD, has been selected as one of three inaugural award recipients for the Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain by the Foundation for the Institutes of Health (FNIH).

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