UCSF Psychiatry News

Are body temperature and depression linked? Science says, yes.

February 05, 2024
New study may support heat-based treatment to stimulate self-cooling as new treatment.

Internationally renowned psychoanalytic and psychotherapy researcher Jacques Barber to speak at 2024 Wallerstein Lecture

January 30, 2024
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will host the 18th Robert S. Wallerstein Lecture in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from 1:00–3:00 p.m. PDT at the UCSF Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building. The event's keynote lecture, "My Journey as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Researcher: The Process of Studying Outcome and the Outcome of Studying Processes," will be delivered by this year's honoree, Adelphi University's Jacques P. Barber, PhD, ABPP.
2024-2025 chiefs

UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program announces chief residents for the 2024-2025 academic year

January 16, 2024
The UC San Francisco Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has announced its new chief residents for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year.

Nancy Adler, ‘icon in American medicine’ and architect of health psychology and social determinants of health, dies at 77

January 09, 2024
Nancy E. Adler, PhD, the visionary who co-authored the foundational textbook of health psychology in 1979 and dedicated her life to understanding the profound link between social factors and health, died peacefully at her home on January 4, 2024, at the age of 77.
photograph of Yue Leng, PhD and Kristine Yaffe, MD

For dementia prevention, sleep quality in midlife matters more

January 03, 2024
UCSF-led study shows that tossing and turning may signal cognitive decline years later.
Microscope image of a brain organoid derived from human stem cells that contain a mutation associated with autism spectrum disorder.

How proteins interact may hold the key to future autism treatments

December 15, 2023
A cross-disciplinary collaboration at UC San Francisco has taken a new approach that has begun revealing, in detail, how a set of around 100 ASD genes may lead to serious developmental problems, often resulting in severe and profound autism that impacts as many as 20% to 30% of people on the spectrum.
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9 tips to cope with stress and cultivate joy this holiday season

December 12, 2023
Did you know that we often have more control over our feels and anxiety than we think?
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Epel, Weiner among most highly cited researchers in the world

December 06, 2023
UCSF faculty researchers Elissa Epel, PhD, and Michael Weiner, MD, are among the most influential individuals in their respective fields, according to the most recent analysis of research citations by the science and intellectual property company Clarivate.
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Can health, lifestyle changes protect elders from Alzheimer’s?

November 27, 2023
A landmark study shows cognitive improvements when participants keep active, sleep better, are socially engaged, and control blood pressure and diabetes.

UCSF's Sohal honored with ACNP Daniel H. Efron Research Award

November 15, 2023
The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) has named Vikaas S. Sohal, MD, PhD, as a winner of its 2023 Daniel H. Efron Research Award for outstanding basic research contributions to neuropsychopharmacology.