UCSF Psychiatry News

Frog embryo
January 04, 2021

Clawed frogs and humans have some obvious differences, but the clawed frog is a popular model for neurological study because their brains develop in similar stages to ours.

Family with children
December 14, 2020
As California’s new program to screen Medi-Cal patients for adverse childhood experiences (which are termed “ACEs”) gets underway, experts at UC San Francisco are trying to ensure that the adults and children who report trauma get the help they need.
October 28, 2020
Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD, was honored with ZERO TO THREE’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award on October 9 during the organization’s annual conference.
Survivor Day 2020
October 27, 2020
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, along with the Contra Costa Crisis Center and the Greater San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), will host a morning of reflection, discussion, and support on Saturday, November 21, 2020, for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
Person smiling while listening to someone else speak
October 20, 2020
A four-year, $4 million grant partnership between UC San Francisco and UnitedHealth Group will expand the mental health workforce in California.
Prather, Epel, and Mendes
October 15, 2020
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), together with seven global collaborators representing nearly 50 countries and territories, today announced the winners of the inaugural round of Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards. The awards are part of the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, a multiyear, multimillion-dollar international competition seeking breakthrough innovations to extend human health and function later in life.
Carola Suárez-Orozco
October 08, 2020
University of Massachusetts Boston researcher Carola Suárez-Orozco, PhD, will deliver the 2020 Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture in Cultural Competency and Diversity on Tuesday, October 20, as part of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences’ Grand Rounds series.
October 02, 2020
W. Thomas Boyce, MD, a pediatrician and leading expert on the interplay between neurobiological and psychosocial processes, has been selected to receive the 2020 Child Mind Institute (CMI) Sarah Gund Distinguished Scientist Award for Research and Mentorship in Child Mental Health.
BBRF logo
October 02, 2020
Two UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences researchers — A. Moses Lee, MD, PhD, and Shuyu Wang, MD, PhD — have been awarded 2020 NARSAD Young Investigator Grants by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) in recognition of their work as promising young scientists conducting innovative, cutting-edge neurobiological and psychiatric research.
Forest of tall trees
September 21, 2020
A new study found that older adults who took weekly 15-minute “awe walks” for eight weeks reported increased positive emotions and less distress in their daily lives.