UCSF Psychiatry News

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June 24, 2020
Older adults with chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract may develop dementia more than seven years earlier than those without the condition, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF and Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan.
Child using a tablet device
June 15, 2020
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first video game therapeutic as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, based on research by UCSF’s Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD.
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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.
Brain waves
May 29, 2020
A new UCSF study has pinpointed a specific pattern of brain waves that underlies the ability to let go of old, irrelevant learned associations to make way for new updates.
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.