UCSF Psychiatry News

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Weill Neurohub will unite UCSF, UC Berkeley, Univ. of Washington to find new treatments for brain diseases

November 12, 2019
With a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and the University of Washington have launched the Weill Neurohub, an innovative research network that will forge and nurture new collaborations between neuroscientists and researchers in an array of disciplines.
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Muñoz: Using online tools to prevent depression during pregnancy can boost mental health for all

October 31, 2019
Evidence-based interventions to prevent depression in pregnant women and new mothers “could have an impact across generations,” says UCSF professor emeritus Ricardo F. Muñoz.
Survivor Day 2019

UCSF Psychiatry to host annual International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day gathering on November 23

October 29, 2019
UCSF Psychiatry and with the San Francisco chapter of AFSP will host a morning of reflection, discussion, and support on Saturday, November 23, 2019, for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
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Workplace sales ban on sugared drinks shows positive health effects

October 28, 2019
A workplace ban on the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages led to a 48.5 percent average reduction in their consumption and significantly less belly fat among 202 participants in a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.

Hinshaw named as recipient of the 2019 Ruane Prize

October 25, 2019
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation has selected Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, as the 2019 recipient of its Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research.

Yaffe elected to the National Academy of Medicine

October 21, 2019
UCSF's Kristine Yaffe, MD, is among the 100 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

UCSF Psychiatry headed to Chicago for 66th AACAP Annual Meeting

October 11, 2019
The 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) will be held Monday, October 14—Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Chicago.
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UCSF's Yaffe to co-lead initiative to improve care for older adults

October 09, 2019
A new program led in part by UC San Francisco researcher Kristine Yaffe, MD, has been launched to help further scientific knowledge on aging and the care of older adults.

Lee to receive AACAP Pilot Research Award

October 03, 2019
UCSF Psychiatry faculty member Chuan-Mei Lee, MD, MA, has been selected by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) to receive the group's 2019 Pilot Research Award for Junior Faculty and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows.

Epel selected as Vice Chair for Adult Psychology

September 24, 2019
Health psychologist Elissa S. Epel, PhD, has been tapped to join the Department of Psychiatry’s leadership team as its vice chair for adult psychology.