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Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative condition that often begins with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), making early and repeated assessments of cognitive change crucial to diagnosis ...

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are preparing a first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary investigation to determine if and how cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound ...
In recent years, researchers have firmly established that gene mutations appearing for the first time, called de novo mutations, contribute to approximately one-third of cases of autism spect ...
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have determined that psychological resilience has a positive effect on health outcomes for people living with schizophrenia. This i ...

Recent Announcements & Recognitions

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Congratulations to Kelsey Thomas, PhD, a Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow, for being awarded a 3 year, $175,000 fellowship from the San Diego/Imperial Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association!

Judy E. DavidsonJudy E. Davidson, DNP, RN, FCCM, FAAN, a nurse scientist at UC San Diego Health, is quoted in an article, "Nurse Suicide is Real. Don't Ignore It." Click here for the article.

Michael Langley-DeGrootCongratulations to Michael Langley-DeGroot, a third year Psychiatry Resident, for receiving the 2018 AAP Resident Psychiatric Educator Award!

Matthew Klein, MD, PhDCongratulations to Matthew Klein, MD, PhD, a Research Track Resident, for receiving the 2018 NIMH Outstanding Resident Award AND the 2018 APA Research Colloquium Travel Award!

Endowed Chair Awards
Congratulations to Psychiatry faculty honored at the Endowed Chair Investiture Celebration on May 21, 2018.

Spot Awardees

Congratulations to the Spot Awardees of the Department of Psychiatry Clinical Services’ Division! Read More...

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