UCSF Psychiatry News


Applications being accepted for the CCC-UCSF Neuroscience of Creativity Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

July 31, 2014
UCSF and the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) are awarding a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to an individual with exceptional creativity in studying the neuroscience of how high-level affective/motivational processing and learning interact, with an emphasis on outreach and community engagement.
Leonard I. Pearlin, PhD

In Memoriam: Leonard I. Pearlin, PhD

July 24, 2014
Leonard I. Pearlin, PhD, an internationally renowned sociologist whose theory and research fundamentally shaped the sociology of mental health, medical sociology, and the sociology of aging and the life course, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, after a brief illness at the age of 89.
Jacobs and Epel

UCSF, Stanford team link shorter telomeres to smaller hippocampus

July 17, 2014
A brain region that is vital for memory and shrinks in Alzheimer’s disease patients also is likely to be smaller in those whose white blood cells have shorter DNA-protecting end caps – called telomeres – according to a study by Stanford and UCSF researchers published online July 14 in the journal JAMA Neurology.
Alexander and von Zastrow

Alexander, von Zastrow named Royer Award honorees

June 09, 2014

Jeanne Leventhal Alexander, MD, and Mark von Zastrow, MD, PhD, have been selected as this year’s recipients of the Dr. J. Elliot Royer Award for outstanding contributions to psychiatry. The award was established by Oakland physician J. Elliott Royer after his death in 1962. His will specified the eligibility criteria, selection process, and amount of the annual award, which alternates each year between neurology and psychiatry.

UCSF faculty and residents to take part in the 2014 APA Annual Meeting

May 02, 2014
The 167th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will be held Saturday, May 3 - Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in New York, NY. Numerous current and former UCSF Psychiatry faculty members and trainees will be in attendance, including many scheduled to contribute at one or more sessions.

Dunn takes AIM at exploring the impact of spiritual care

April 23, 2014
A project led by Laura Dunn, MD, is one of the first studies to provide an in-depth picture of what chaplains do in their work with patients and demonstrate the key contributions of chaplains to the interdisciplinary care of outpatients facing advanced cancer.

Cheyette awarded NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant

April 21, 2014
Ben Cheyette, MD, PhD, has been awarded a 2014 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

McBurnett speaks to The New York Times about the debate surrounding sluggish cognitive tempo

April 18, 2014
Keith McBurnett, PhD, recently spoke to the New York Times about the possible identification of a new disorder that could vastly expand the ranks of young people treated for attention problems.
Rene Cazenave Apartments

Citywide Case Management Services providing resources at new affordable housing complex

March 10, 2014

The UCSF Citywide RCA Support Services team, part of the Division of Citywide Case Management Services at SFGH, is providing comprehensive mental health, substance abuse, and case management services to the 120 residents of the Rene Cazenave Apartments, a new affordable housing development in San Francisco’s Transbay Redevelopment Area.

Morris N. Eagle, PhD

9th annual Wallerstein Lecture to be held March 19

March 03, 2014

Noted psychoanalyst, educator, and author Morris Eagle, PhD, will be featured as the keynote speaker at this year’s Robert S. Wallerstein, MD Visiting Scholar Lectureship on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.