UCSF Psychiatry News

Kewchang Lee, MD

Lee appointed as new Endowed Chair in Psychiatry Medical Student Education

July 19, 2023
Kewchang Lee, MD, has been appointed to the Endowed Chair in Psychiatry Medical Student Education for a five-year term which began on July 1, 2023.

Kanas honored with third IAA Life Science Book Award

July 17, 2023
UC San Francisco Professor Emeritus Nick Kanas, MD, has been selected by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) as the recipient of its 2023 Life Science Book Award for his most recent book, “Behavioral Health and Human Interactions in Space.”

ZSFG to boost mental health services for San Francisco youth

June 27, 2023
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center will add 36 new mental health treatment slots for children over the next five years thanks to a $33.7 million grant from the state.
Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo, MD, MS, MAS

Ogbu-Nwobodo named a 2023 Watson Faculty Scholar

June 13, 2023
Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo, MD, MS, MAS, has been named a 2023 John A. Watson Faculty Scholar and recipient of a UCSF School of Medicine Dean's Diversity Fund Award.
Susan Voglmaier, MD, PhD

Voglmaier recognized for efforts to improve graduate medical education at UCSF

June 13, 2023
UCSF faculty member Susan Voglmaier, MD, PhD, received a 2022-2023 UCSF Excellence and Innovation Award in Graduate Medical Education during a virtual ceremony on June 12.
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Oakland initiative expands access to youth mental health care support for California providers

June 08, 2023
Over the past three years, hundreds of primary care providers across the state have used a UCSF-created portal to get real-time video, phone, and email access to UCSF psychiatrists and psychologists for advice on treating young patients with mental health concerns.
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How Citywide’s ‘magic’ supports clients with serious mental illness

May 26, 2023
Citywide Case Management, a 43-year-old program located in the city’s Mission district, serves clients with serious mental illness.
San Francisco

UCSF faculty, trainees, and fellows to take part in the 2023 APA Annual Meeting

May 18, 2023
The 175th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will be held Saturday, May 20–Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at San Francisco's George R. Moscone Convention Center, marking the organization's first gathering in the Bay Area since 2019.

Lieberman recognized for service to UCSF SOM with Holly Smith Award

May 17, 2023
Longtime UC San Francisco professor and child trauma researcher Alicia Lieberman, MD, has been named one of this year's recipients of the Holly Smith Award for Exceptional Service to the UCSF School of Medicine.
BCH Oakland outpatient facility

New Oakland pediatric mental health center expands care for kids

May 17, 2023
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has opened its first stand-alone outpatient mental health services building dedicated to children and youth, as part of its ongoing efforts to address the rising need for pediatric mental health services in Oakland and the region.