UCSF Psychiatry News

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UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program matches 16 for its Class of 2027

March 17, 2023
The UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) announced that it will welcome a full class of 16 new resident physicians into its Class of 2027.

Ihle to receive UCSF Health Exceptional Physician Award

March 15, 2023
UCSF neuroscientist and psychiatrist Eva C. Ihle, MD, PhD, has been named one of 16 recipients of the UCSF Health Exceptional Physician Award for the 2022-23 academic year.
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For anorexia patients, does distress rise with higher caloric intake?

March 15, 2023
A higher-calorie nutrition plan isn’t more distressing for hospitalized teens and young adults with anorexia than a lower-calorie plan, a new study led by UC San Francisco researchers found.

UCSF's Mardi Horowitz to deliver 2023 Wallerstein Lecture on April 12

March 10, 2023
The 17th Robert S. Wallerstein, MD Lectureship in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, featuring UCSF clinician-researcher Mardi Horowitz, MD, will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.
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Four early career researchers named 2023 Grand Rounds Trainee Research Award honorees

February 23, 2023
Four early career researchers from the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences have been selected to present their scholarship and research at Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds events later this spring as part of a series designed to highlight the work of senior trainees at or near the end of their training and help launch their academic careers.
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UCSF once again among top 10 nationally in NIH research funding in psychiatry

February 22, 2023
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences retained its position as third among departments at public institutions and 10th among all recipients in psychiatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in fiscal year 2022, according to annual figures released by the independent Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR).

Podcast series about women leading in substance use prevention field features UCSF's Tolou-Shams

February 21, 2023
UCSF's Marina Tolou-Shams, PhD, reflected on her career journey and research agenda on the latest episode of the National Institute of Health’s Women Leading Prevention Science podcast.

In memoriam: David R. Kessler, MD

February 16, 2023
Longtime UC San Francisco clinical professor David R. Kessler, MD, died on November 24, 2022, following a long illness at the age of 92.

Do sleep medications increase your chances of dementia?

January 30, 2023
A new study shows that sleep medications increase the risk of dementia for people who are white—but the type and quantity of the medication may be factors in explaining the higher risk.

Fresh questions about oxytocin as the 'love hormone' behind pair bonding

January 27, 2023
Turning a decades-old dogma on its head, new research shows that the receptor for oxytocin, a hormone considered essential to forming social bonds, may not play the critical role that scientists have assigned to it for the past 30 years.