Rosen named an APA/APAF Public Psychiatry Fellow

By Nicholas Roznovsky

Second-year psychiatry resident Brooke Rosen, MD, has been selected as a 2017-2019 APA/APAF Public Psychiatry Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Each year, ten recipients from across the United States and Canada are chosen through a competitive process for the two-year academic fellowship, which is funded by the APA Foundation.

As part of the fellowship, Rosen will have opportunities to engage in several mentorship sessions, conduct public psychiatry program site visits, and interact with thought leaders in the field of public psychiatry. She will also attend the 2017 and 2018 APA September Components meetings and Institute of Psychiatric Services (IPS) meetings, and work collaboratively with her fellowship colleagues to plan a series of workshops that will be presented at the IPS meeting in 2018.

The APA and APAF award up to 77 fellowships each year across eight different fellowship programs providing psychiatry residents the experiential learning, training, and professional development they need to become leaders in the field of psychiatry. The fellowship programs offer opportunities to work with Congress on health policy, conduct research of their design, expand access to care to minority and underserved populations, focus on child psychiatry or substance abuse, and much more.

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.