UCSF Psychiatry News

September 28, 2015
In the largest, most comprehensive genomic analysis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) conducted to date, an international research team led by UCSF Psychiatry scientists has identified 65 genes that play a role in the disorder, 28 of which are reported with “very high confidence,” meaning that there is 99 percent certainty that these genes contribute to the risk of developing ASD.
Daniel Le Grange, PhD
September 18, 2015
A new study led by Daniel Le Grange, PhD, challenges how clinicians have been historically trained to exclude the parents from treatment and counseling for adolescents with bulimia.
Weiss and Wolkowitz
September 17, 2015
Following the retirement of UCSF Depression Center Director Stuart Eisendrath, MD, the UCSF School of Nursing’s Sandra Weiss, PhD, DNSc, and longtime department faculty member Owen Wolkowitz, MD, have been appointed as the center’s new co-directors.
Global health
September 14, 2015
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry, in partnership with the HEAL Initiative, has begun accepting applications for a new two-year clinical fellowship in global mental health.
Felipe Jain, MD
September 14, 2015
Felipe Jain, MD, begins an academic appointment today with the UCSF Department of Psychiatry as an Assistant Health Sciences Clinical Professor and attending psychiatrist in the Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics' Adult Psychiatry Clinic.
Aric Prather, PhD
September 01, 2015
By Lisa Marie Potter and Nicholas Weiler | Originally published on UCSF News

A new study led by a UC San Francisco sleep researcher supports what parents have been saying for centuries: to avoid getting sick, be sure to get enough sleep.

New faculty members
August 31, 2015
Four new faculty members will officially begin their academic appointments with the Department of Psychiatry on Tuesday, September 1.
Doximity logo
August 31, 2015
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) is among the top psychiatry residency programs in the nation, according to new data released last week by physician social networking site Doximity, in collaboration with U.S. News & World Report.
Diversity Celebration
July 23, 2015
UCSF Department of Psychiatry faculty, staff, trainees, family and friends gathered together recently to celebrate the department's efforts and reaffirm their commitment to the important goal of fostering diversity and inclusiveness within departmental ranks and providing effective, compassionate care to its diverse patient population.
U.S. News Best Hospitals badge
July 22, 2015
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry has been ranked the 12th best center for adult psychiatry in the country in the 2015-2016 America’s Best Hospitals survey from U.S. News & World Report.