A new study led by UCSF scientists shows that neurons react differently to opioid substances created inside the body than they do to morphine and heroin, or to purely synthetic opioid drugs, such as fentanyl.
UCSF Psychiatry News
May 08, 2018
While poverty has long been linked with poor health, a study from UCSF has found that simply living in a more desirable neighborhood may act as a health booster for low-income children.
May 07, 2018
Dementia should join the expanding list of possible complications following concussion, even if the patient did not lose consciousness, say researchers from UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System.
May 02, 2018
The 171st Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will be held Saturday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in New York, NY.
April 23, 2018
First-year psychiatry resident Jennifer Lee, MD, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 PGY-1 Krevans Award for psychiatry by her peers and faculty members at ZSFG.
April 18, 2018
A rear-ender in which the driver’s head slams against the steering wheel or a helmet-to-helmet tussle with an opponent on the football field may increase one’s risk for Parkinson’s disease if concussion results, say researchers from UCSF and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
March 29, 2018
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the return of its special distinguished visiting lectureship series highlighting the integration of biological sciences and psychiatry in honor of Jeanne and Sanford Robertson Endowed Chair and Chair Emeritus Samuel Barondes, MD.
March 16, 2018
After receiving more than 840 applications and conducting interviews with 92 candidates over a 12-week period, the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) announced that it will welcome a full class of 16 new resident physicians into its Class of 2022.
March 08, 2018
The UCSF community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jeanne Robertson, a Distinguished Director on the UCSF Board of Overseers and passionate advocate for education, psychiatric care, and the arts nationwide.
March 07, 2018
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry was ranked fourth among departments at public institutions and eighth among all recipients in psychiatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year 2017