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Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have identified a clear group of characteristics that predict heightened risk for experiencing increased anxiety or worsening of mood that interferes wit ...
UC San Diego Health is among 31 health facilities selected from across the state to participate in the California Bridge Program, an accelerated, 18-month training program for health care providers to ...
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine report that persons with schizophrenia scored lower on a wisdom assessment than non-psychiatric comparison participants, but that there was considerable ...
In a randomized, controlled pilot trial published February 13, 2019 in PLOS ONE, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that participants pre-treated with noninvasive vagus nerve stimulatio ...

Recent Announcements & Recognitions

Jared YoungCongratulations to Jared Young, PhD on receiving the 2019 SIRS Rising Star Award!

Sonia Ancoli-IsraelCongratulations to Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD on receiving the 2019 American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s highest honor - the William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award for exceptional initiative and progress in the areas of sleep education and academic research!

Current students and alumni from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Clinical Psychology attended a JDP Alumni Networking Event at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. See the photos here.

Samantha FriendJuan Molina

Congratulations to Samantha Friend, MD, PhD, a 4th year Research Resident, and Juan Molina, MD, a 3rd year Research Resident, for receiving the 2019 American Psychiatric Association Research Colloquium Travel Award! This award provides travel funds, guidance, mentorship, and encouragement to young investigators in the early phases of their training.

Allie ClarkCongratulations to Alexandra (Allie) Clark (UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology student working with Dr. Lisa Delano-Wood) on being selected to participate in the 2019 Career Development Institute for Psychiatry (CDI)!

Dr. AnthenelliSandra Sanchez-Roige

Congratulations to recent recipients of UC's Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program grant awards: Robert Anthenelli, MD and Sandra Sanchez-Roige, PhD, PhD!

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In Memoriam

Mike Bloom
From Igor Grant, MD, Department Chair: It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Mike Bloom, our very longtime Vice Chair for Administration and Business Manager of the Department of Psychiatry. Mike passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019 after an almost 4 year battle with cancer. The Department of Psychiatry has established the Mike Bloom Staff Excellence Award, which on an annual basis will recognize a Department of Psychiatry staff member whose exemplary performance reflects Mike’s values and contributions. Details of a memorial service will be announced in the future. In lieu of flowers the family requests gifts be made to the North Coast Repertory Theater.
Please join me in wishing his wife, Mary Anne and Mike’s family our deepest condolences on the loss of a wonderful person.
Read Igor Grant's full announcement.

Dr. Lew Judd
From Igor Grant, MD, Department Chair: With great sadness I want to share that Lew Judd, our Chair from 1977 to 2013, passed away on December 16, 2018. We will celebrate his incredible contributions, not just to our Department, School, and University, but the field of Mental Health internationally in the new year. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to one of the following: The Department of Psychiatry Lewis L. Judd Recognition Fund or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Here are links to the NAMI national office and the NAMI San Diego chapter. Please join me in wishing our sincere condolences to Professor Patricia Judd and family.

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