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Pyschology Today

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

Times of San Diego

​Features Yuyan Shi, PhD

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 ...
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 ...
Researchers expose live lobsters to vaporized cannabis and confirm the crustaceans absorb THC. Whether the psychoactive compound affects behavior remains open question.
Researchers at UC San Diego, San Diego State University, and international collaborators have designed and validated a prediction model to signal counties at risk of future overdose death outbreaks.

Recent Announcements & Recognitions

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.

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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