UCSF Psychiatry News

Person putting a pillow over their head
March 04, 2021
People who have concussions may be at increased risk of developing sleep disorders years later, according to a study published in the March 3, 2021, online issue of Neurology.
Vaccine being extracted from a vial
March 03, 2021
The rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines with impressively high effectiveness offers hope that the pandemic will someday soon be under control. But as more people are vaccinated, new questions emerge about what factors might contribute to long-term effectiveness.
February 22, 2021
The University of California, San Francisco Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will host its 16th annual Robert S. Wallerstein Lecture in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
February 19, 2021
UCSF psychiatrist and neuroscientist Vikaas Sohal, MD, PhD, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 A.E. Bennett Basic Research Award by the Society of Biological Psychiatry. He will be presented with the award, given annually in recognition of superb international research in biological psychiatry by young investigators, during the society's virtual annual meeting later this spring.
Woman looking out a window
February 16, 2021
Women who have experienced high levels of trauma in childhood, such as abuse by a parent, are biologically older at the epigenetic cellular level in adulthood than women of the same age who have not experienced such adversity, according to a new study by UCSF.
A microscope image of a Xenopus tadpole head, highlighting its nervous system in green, muscle in red, and cell nuclei in blue.
February 05, 2021
A new study of autism risk genes by UCSF and UC Berkeley scientists implicates disruption in prenatal neurogenesis — a process in which specialized “progenitor” cells give rise to new brain cells — in the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).
February 03, 2021
UCSF researcher Kristine Yaffe, MD, has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as the recipient of the 2021 Robert S. Gordon, Jr. Lectureship Award in recognition of her work in the epidemiology of cognitive aging and dementia
2021-2022 chief residents
January 20, 2021
The UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has announced its new chief residents for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year.
Brain electrode sites
January 18, 2021
Scientists at UCSF’s Dolby Family Center for Mood Disorders and Weill Institute for Neurosciences have demonstrated a novel personalized neuromodulation approach that — at least in one patient — was able to provide relief from symptoms of severe treatment-resistant depression within minutes.
January 05, 2021
Mental health research funder 1907 Research announced today that UCSF's Katherine Scangos, MD, PhD, has been chosen as one of the first recipients of its annual 1907 Trailblazer Award.