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New York Times

​Features Mallory Loflin, PhD

U.S. News & World Report

​Features Catherine Ayers, PhD Debbie Lynn, community health rep, and Phillip Salas, clinical social worker

The Medical News

​Features Igor Grant, MD, Kristin Cadenhead, MD, Mariana Cherner, PhD, Giordano de Guglielmo, PhD, and Emily Gray, MD

The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at University of California San Diego School of Medicine announces $3 million in research grants to explore new applications of cannabis for a number of nove ...
In the largest and most diverse genetic study of PTSD to date, scientists from UC San Diego School of Medicine and more than 130 institutions in the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium found that genetics ...
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.

Recent Announcements & Recognitions

The Fall of 2019 issue of Triton Magazine features Dr. Jyoti Mishra and Dr. Dhakshin Ramanthan in the article, “The Physician & The Scientist”. Read the full article here.

Lindsay OlsonCongratulations to Lindsay Olson, student in the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, on being awarded an Autism Speaks Predoctoral fellowship, “Neural correlates of socioeconomic status, language ability, and autism symptoms in early childhood.”

Jiwandeep Kohli Congratulations to Jiwandeep Kohli, student in the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, on being awarded an Autism Speaks Predoctoral fellowship, “Age-related changes in myeloarchitectonics across adulthood in Autism Spectrum Disorder”.

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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.

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