UCSF Psychiatry News

Nick Kanas

Two new works by Kanas explore the psychiatric implications of space exploration

March 20, 2015
Professor Emeritus Nick Kanas, MD, recently published two new science fiction novels exploring the psychiatric, psychological and sociological aspects of theoretical future space missions.
Mathalon and State

Mathalon and State named to BBRF’s list of 2014 major discoveries

March 20, 2015
Faculty researchers Daniel Mathalon, MD, PhD, and Matthew W. State, MD, PhD, have been recognized by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) with inclusion on the organization’s “10 Major Discoveries in 2014 by NARSAD Grantees” list.
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AHP to co-sponsor 2015 National Transgender Health Summit

March 19, 2015
The Alliance Health Project has joined with the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, and Pacific AIDS Education Training Center to sponsor the 2015 National Transgender Health Summit in Oakland on April 17-18, 2015. The landmark program will present cutting edge research and evidence-based educational sessions across many disciplines and is the premiere national conference in transgender health.
Brain Health Registry

B. Smith and the Brain Health Registry announce partnership to find cures faster for Alzheimer’s disease and all brain disorders

March 13, 2015
Renowned model, actress and restaurateur B. Smith and her husband, Dan Gasby, are partnering with the Brain Health Registry (BHR) in a new effort to help identify candidates online for clinical trials.
Beatrice Beebe, PhD

10th annual Wallerstein Lecture to be held April 8

March 12, 2015
Noted psychoanalyst, researcher, and author Beatrice Beebe, PhD, will be featured as the speaker at this year’s Robert S. Wallerstein, MD Visiting Lectureship on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy on Wednesday, April 8 from 1 – 5 p.m. in Cole Hall on the UCSF Parnassus Heights campus.
Carol Mathews, MD

New study finds mood and anxiety disorders common in Tourette patients emerge at a young age

March 09, 2015
A new study of Tourette syndrome (TS) led by researchers from the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has found that nearly 86 percent of patients who seek treatment for TS will be diagnosed with a second psychiatric disorder during their lifetimes, and that nearly 58 percent will receive two or more such diagnoses.
Vikaas Sohal, MD, PhD

Abnormal brain rhythms tied to problems with thinking in schizophrenia

March 06, 2015
By studying specially bred mice with specific developmental and cognitive traits resembling those seen in schizophrenia, UC San Francisco researchers have provided new evidence that abnormal rhythmic activity in particular brain cells contributes to problems with learning, attention, and decision-making in individuals with that disorder.

RTP selects chief residents for 2015-2016

March 03, 2015
The Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) has announced its new chief residents for the 2015-2016 academic year.
982 Mission Street

Citywide Case Management celebrates 30th anniversary

March 02, 2015
Congratulations to the Citywide staff on three decades of dedicated service to the people and city of San Francisco!
Joshua Woolley, MD, PhD

Woolley awarded grant to study the role of oxytocin in team cohesion in military settings

February 26, 2015
Joshua Woolley, MD, PhD, and colleagues were recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, a branch of the Department of Defense, to explore the potential benefits of oxytocin administration to unit cohesion and group dynamics in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets and healthy civilians.