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2/14/2019
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 ...
2/13/2019
Psychology Today

​Features Imanuel Lerman, MD, and Alan Simmons, PhD

2/13/2019
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 ...
2/12/2019
ScienceDaily

​Features Linda McEvoy, PhD

2/11/2019
Forbes

​Features Dilip Jeste, MD

1/21/2019
Early adult general cognitive ability is a stronger predictor of cognitive function and reserve later in life than other factors, such as higher education, occupational complexity or engaging in late- ...
1/14/2019
An international group that includes researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine has identified 124 genetic variants associated with a person’s willingness to take risks, as r ...

Recent Announcements & Recognitions

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!

Drs. Welsh, Ramanathan & SteinThank you to Psychiatry Department faculty (from left to right) David Welsh MD,PhD, Dhakshin Ramanathan MD,PhD, and Murray Stein MD,MPH who presented their research at the recent VA San Diego Psychiatry Retreat.

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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, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019 after an almost 4 year battle with cancer. The Department of Psychiatry is establishing 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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