UCSF Psychiatry News

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June 15, 2020
Older men who have a weak or irregular circadian rhythm guiding their daily cycles of rest and activity are more likely to later develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study by scientists at UCSF.
April 28, 2020
UC San Francisco neuroscientist and Nina Ireland Distinguished Professor in Child Psychiatry John L.R. Rubenstein, MD, PhD, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
April 13, 2020
Following an extensive national search initiated last year, the UCSF Department of Psychiatry has appointed Daniel Becker, MD, as its inaugural Vice Chair for Strategy, effective July 1, 2020.
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April 10, 2020
The coronavirus crisis is testing the limits of the health care system, the global economy and many facets of American business, media, and culture. As this social upheaval filters into family life, it can be traumatic for older adults, children, and people with mental health issues.
2020 Awardees
April 10, 2020
Four early career researchers from the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences have been selected to present their scholarship and research at Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds events later this spring as part of a series designed to highlight the work of senior trainees
UCSF Parnassus Heights campus
March 17, 2020
UC San Francisco's psychiatry program has been ranked second in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of the best graduate and professional schools.
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March 09, 2020
In response to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, several planned department events been postponed to future dates to be named later.
March 07, 2020
UCSF's Elissa Epel, PhD, shares some thoughts about the difference between anxiety and panic, and steps you can take to prevent panic and be prepared.
New and old myelin
February 11, 2020
UCSF scientists have discovered that mice quickly learn a fearful response to a situation perceived as threatening, but for such a conditioned response to become long-lasting requires brain cells to increase amounts of an insulating material called myelin, which may serve to reinforce and stabilize newly formed neural connections.
2020-2021 Chief Residents
February 10, 2020
The UC San Francisco Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has announced its new chief residents for the 2020-2021 academic year.