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9/27/2021
Researchers describe how withdrawal from nicotine, methamphetamine and cocaine alters the functional architecture and patterns in the brains of mice, compared to control animals, a key to developing a ...
9/21/2021
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​Features UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research

9/13/2021
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​Features Catherine Ayers, PhD

9/13/2021
Pyschology Today

​Authored by Dilip Jeste, MD, and Blaire Ehret, PhD

8/26/2021
Researchers identified 579 locations in the human genome associated with a predisposition to self-regulation-related behaviors, such as addiction. With data from 1.5 million people of European descent ...
8/25/2021
Stem cell models derived from people with specific genomic variation recapitulate aspects of their autism spectrum disorder, providing a valuable model to study the condition and look for therapeutic ...
6/29/2021
Researchers expose live lobsters to vaporized cannabis and confirm the crustaceans absorb THC. Whether the psychoactive compound affects behavior remains open question.

Recent Announcements & Recognitions

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 lkcross@health.ucsd.edu) by end of business 6/30/2021.

Congratulations toBrinda Rana, PhD Dr. Brinda Rana for receiving the 2021 UCSD Bachelor of Science in Public Health Program Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award! Nominations for the recipient made by BSPH students testified to the instructor’s excellence in classroom instruction, their dedication to students, and their passion for public health education.

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