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San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Kelly Lee, PharmD


​Features William Kremen, PhD, and Carol Franz, PhD

Washington Post

​Features Laura Crotty Alexander, MD

A genome-wide association study of more than 165,000 U.S. veterans confirms a genetic vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder, specifically noting abnormalities in stress hormone response and/ ...
Adolescent depression increases with exposure to pesticides, a study in the Ecuadorian Andes shows.
Neonatal exposure to nicotine alters the reward circuity in the brains of newborn mice, increasing their preference for the drug in later adulthood, report researchers at University of California San ...
University of California San Diego School of Medicine research expands and deepens the association between clinical depression and pain, identifying specific regions of the brain that drive, influence ...

Recent Announcements & Recognitions

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The Department of Psychiatry hosted a group of 10 practitioners and university faculty from Ukraine who are in training to become national trainers in addiction medicine in their country.

David Moore, Ph.D., Professor Congratulations to David Moore, Ph.D., Professor, for being featured as the September 2019 Department of Psychiatry Teacher Spotlight. Read Dr. Moore's interview here.

Congratulations to Dr. Murray Stein for his invitation to serve as a section member for the Risk Identification Section on the Research Strategies Line of Effort. Their task is to "improve our ability to identify individual veterans and groups of veterans at greater risk of suicide". This section is part of a Cabinet-level Task Force to unify the various arms of the U.S. Government in strengthening Veteran suicide prevention.

Dr. Marienfeld
Congratulations to Dr. Carla Marienfeld for being selected to participate in U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams round table discussion on maternal substance misuse. The UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry continues to play an important role in contributing to conversations and initiatives at the national level through events like these.

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