UCSF Psychiatry News


Memorial symposium honoring Jim Sorensen to be held Jan. 10

November 03, 2023
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will host a special academic symposium in honor of James L. Sorensen, PhD, a longtime UCSF faculty member, researcher, educator, and mentor who passed away earlier this year.
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UCSF and AFSP to host annual gathering for suicide loss survivors on November 18

October 23, 2023
UCSF, in partnership with 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 18, 2023, for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.

Cohen, Gorrell, Klein, and Mehtani named 2023 BBRF Young Investigator Grant recipients

October 20, 2023
Four UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences researchers—Joshua L. Cohen, MD, PhD; Sasha Gorrell, PhD; Alexandra Klein, PhD; and Nicky Mehtani, MD—have been awarded 2023 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.
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UCSF child and adolescent psychiatry experts to take part in the 70th AACAP Annual Meeting

October 18, 2023
The 70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) will be held October 23–28, 2023, in New York City. Numerous current and former UCSF faculty members and trainees will take part in the event.

DPBS and CHC to host a Lecture in Honor of Nancy Adler on October 26

October 10, 2023
The UCSF Center for Health and Community and UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will host an academic lecture honoring longtime faculty member and pioneering social scientist Nancy E. Adler, PhD, on Thursday, October 26, 2023.
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27th annual Art for AIDS live auction set for October 21

October 06, 2023
Art for AIDS is returning to a new, light-filled, fantastic venue in the Dogpatch—the area dubbed “San Francisco’s coolest neighborhood” by Time Out. Join artists, community partners, corporations, and foundations to support nearly 40 years of pioneering mental health care, HIV prevention and substance use services at the UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP).
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Sleep-wake therapy gives new hope for teens with depression

September 29, 2023
Promoting healthy sleep in teen night owls brings adolescents’ biology and school demands in alignment.
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Will a pill help new moms bounce back from postpartum depression?

September 28, 2023
Recommending zuranolone comes with caveats; other drugs and interventions might be better options.
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MDMA’s latest trial results offer hope for patients with PTSD

September 25, 2023
A new study from UCSF found that those suffering from moderate or severe PTSD who took MDMA, paired with psychotherapy sessions, were about twice as likely to recover from their trauma as those who took a placebo.

LaFromboise to deliver 2023 Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture on October 11

September 25, 2023
Noted ethnic identity, multicultural counseling, and adolescent mental health researcher Teresa LaFromboise, PhD, will deliver the 18th Evelyn Lee Visiting Scholar Lecture in Cultural Competency and Diversity on Wednesday, October 11, 2023