UCSF Psychiatry News

Robert Hendren, DO

Hendren announces plans to step down as department vice chair

May 06, 2015
After six years of exceptionally dedicated service as the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Robert Hendren, DO has elected to step down effective June 30, 2015, to devote his full time efforts to his research, teaching, mentoring, and clinical care work.
Ellen Haller, MD

Department members biking across California to fight HIV/AIDS

May 04, 2015
Three department members will join thousands of other cyclists this June to participate and raise money for AIDS/LifeCycle—a seven-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles that has become the world's largest annual, single-event AIDS fundraiser.
Michael Marcin, MD

Marcin joins faculty as AIP assistant director

May 04, 2015
Michael Marcin, MD, joined the UCSF Department of Psychiatry faculty on Friday, May 1, as an HS Associate Clinical Professor and Assistant Director of the LPPH&C Acute Inpatient Program.
Eli Puterman, PhD

Puterman to be honored by ABMR for research work

April 30, 2015
Eli Puterman, PhD, has been selected by the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR) as the 2015 recipient of its Neal E. Miller New Investigator Award.
Illustration of human brain

New IOM report outlines steps for maintaining cognitive function as the brain ages

April 29, 2015
Brains age, just like the rest of the body, even for those who don't get neurological disease, according to an Institute of Medicine report released on April 14.
Ekman, Gazzaley, Lucia

Ekman, Gazzaley, Lucia selected for UCSF 150th Anniversary Alumni Excellence Awards

April 21, 2015
In honor of UCSF's 150th Anniversary, the Alumni Association of UCSF (AAUCSF) is highlighting the extraordinary contributions of 150 outstanding living degreed and non-degreed alumni.
Virginia Patterson

In Memoriam: Virginia Patterson

April 17, 2015
Virginia (Ginny) Patterson passed away on April 7, 2015 at the age of 94. She was a respected and beloved teacher, clinician and researcher who touched the lives of many during her seven decades of contributions to the UCSF Department of Psychiatry.
Beatrice Beebe, PhD

Beebe shares insights into nonverbal communication at 10th annual Wallerstein Lecture

April 17, 2015
Clinicians and trainees from around the Bay Area filled Cole Hall last week for the tenth annual Robert S. Wallerstein, MD Visiting Lectureship in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Columbia University's Beatrice Beebe, PhD, served as the keynote speaker.
Allison Kaup, PhD

Kaup brings neuropsychological expertise to department faculty ranks

April 14, 2015
Neuropsychologist Allison Kaup, PhD, has joined the Department of Psychiatry faculty as an Assistant Professor, as well as as a clinical research psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
Hung and Li

Hung, Li appointed to new medical education roles

April 10, 2015
Department faculty members Erick Hung, MD, and Descartes Li, MD, have recently been named to new medical education roles.