UCSF Psychiatry researchers named among most highly cited in the world

Four faculty members

UCSF Psychiatry faculty members (L to R) Nancy E. Adler, PhDStephan J. Sanders, BMBS, PhDMatthew W. State, MD, PhD; and Kristine Yaffe, MD, have been recognized for their influential research work by inclusion on Clarivate Analytics' 2018 Highly Cited Researchers List.

Four faculty members in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco have been acknowledged for the high impact of their research work with inclusion on the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers List. This highly prestigious honor recognizes scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through the publication of multiple highly cited papers over the last decade.

UCSF Psychiatry’s highly cited researchers for 2018 are:

In addition, three other UCSF faculty members with secondary academic appointments in psychiatry were also included on this year’s list:

The Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomas Reuters) is an annual compilation that identifies the most influential researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. The 2018 list contains approximately 4,000 researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, as well as about 2,000 highly cited researchers identified for exceptional performance across multiple fields.

Clarivate Analytics' 2018 list focuses on recent research achievement, using highly cited papers in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection between 2006–2016. Highly cited papers are defined as those that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for field and publication year.

“The advancement of scientific endeavor represents a critical activity for individual research institutions and entire nations,” said Annette Thomas, PhD, Clarivate Analytics’ CEO for scientific and academic research. “The Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list helps to identify the researchers who are having the greatest impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others and that contributes so greatly to extending the frontier and gaining knowledge and innovations for society – contributions that make the world healthier, safer, richer, and more sustainable.”

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About UCSF Psychiatry

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry, UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, 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 three top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – as well as Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, UCSF Benioff Children’s Physicians, and the UCSF Faculty Practice. UCSF Health has affiliations with hospitals and health organizations throughout the Bay Area. UCSF faculty also provide all physician care at the public Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. The UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program is a major branch of the University of California, San Francisco’s School of Medicine.