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Recent Announcements & Recognitions

Congratulations Alexandra Clarkto Dr. Alexandra Clark on being selected as the recipient of the Trainee Champion of Diversity Award for 2021 by the UCSD Department of Psychiatry!

David Adamowicz, MD, PhDEach fall, the Office of Faculty Affairs celebrates Health Sciences faculty who have demonstrated significant commitment to inclusive mentorship of junior faculty, residents, fellows, postdoctoral scholars and/or students -- particularly to mentees from groups underrepresented in academic medicine and the sciences. Congratulations to the 2021 Health Sciences Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award recipients, including Maria J. Marquine, PhD (Associate Professor of Medicine) for her extraordinary mentoring of trainees within Health Sciences and the Health System.

Congratulations toRobert Kim Dr. Robert Kim for receiving the 2021 Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal for his work with Drs. Claudia Lainscek, Terry Sejnowski, and Gregory Light. Recipients are chosen based on the quality of research as determined by the impact of the research to the field; the insight, originality, & creativity; the effectiveness of the writing, clarity, & organization of the thesis; & the soundness of the methodology & quality of the data. Congrats Robert!

David Adamowicz, MD, PhDCongratulations to David Adamowicz, MD, PhD, a Research Track Resident, for being selected to receive a 2021 NIMH Outstanding Resident Award! The NIMH Outstanding Resident Award Program recognizes residents with outstanding research and academic potential. The award includes a certificate, an invitation to participate in a two-day program to meet with NIMH leadership, investigators and clinical fellows to learn about the unique resources and research conducted in the IRP, and an opportunity to present a poster about his research. Congrats David!

The UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry is seeking a Division Chief of General Adult Psychiatry. Interested applicants should submit a CV, a statement of interest and a statement of contributions to diversity to the Chair’s Office (Loralyn Cross at by end of business 6/30/2021.

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